With his recent admission that he’s HIV positive, Charlie Sheen provided us with another chapter in his always tumultuous personal life. From the time he burst onto movie screens in mid-1980s teen movie such as Lucas and Red Dawn, Charlie Sheen has been making headlines for his high octane personal life that, over the years, has involved drug arrests, stints in rehab, hookers, trashed hotel rooms, shootings, overdoses, family interventions, child services, and legendary feuds with studio executives. He even suffered a stroke in 1998 after a drug overdose. In fact, “Is Charlie Sheen dead?” has been a trending topic on Google on more than one occasion. And while there are occasional periods of calm, it is never long before Charlie Sheen is back on the front pages of newspapers for some new, and usually outrageous, incident. Here then are 10 of Charlie Sheen’s most explosive moments over the years:
9. Being drunk during filming of Wall Street
The 1987 film Wall Street directed by Oliver Stone is considered a modern classic. Actor Michael Douglas won an Oscar for his portrayal of ruthless stock broker Gordon Gekko in the movie. Yet, the entire project was almost derailed by the fact that Charlie Sheen was drunk during shooting of the film. And we mean drunk all the time. In an interview, Sheen stated: “I’d begun drinking all the time. We shot in New York City, so I’d be out to the bars every night till 3 or 4 a.m., then try to show up for a 6 a.m. call to stand toe-to-toe with Michael Douglas and handle 50% of a scene.” It was only an intervention by Charlie’s father, Martin Sheen, who had a supporting part in the movie, that helped stabilize Charlie Sheen’s drinking and got Wall Street completed. Still, director Oliver Stone has stated that he will never work with Charlie Sheen again.