Charlie Sheen Movies Before His Adonis DNA Was Winning
The list of Charlie Sheen movies is long and impressive and should be remembered over his latest drug-fueled theatrics after being fired from the television show "Two and a Half Men." As the son of Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen began acting in movies at a very young age, becoming a member of the infamous rat pack of the 1980s and quickly rising to the top of the movie star heap, starring in some of the best films of the '80s. There are a number of other notable Charlie Sheen movies and you should recognize most of them listed below.
"Red Dawn" This '80s movie about kids who fight back against a Russian invasion of America is the first Charlie Sheen movie. He has a small but memorable role. This was the beginning of his theatrical acting career, technically.
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" This is not technically a Charlie Sheen movie, but Sheen's cameo as a punk opposite Jennifer Grey's character in the police station is one of the funniest moments of the film. This showed that he could steal a scene in a film in a tiny, incredibly entertaining role.
"Platoon" The first big starring role for Sheen made this a true Charlie Sheen movie and one of the best Charlie Sheen movies ever made. This film about Vietnam was directed by Oliver Stone and won numerous Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Sheen was now a bonafide star.
"Wall Street" This Charlie Sheen movie a few years later was a reprise of Sheen and director Oliver Stone working together. Sheen plays a hungry Wall Street stockbroker who is willing to lie, cheat and steal to get ahead. This performance is one of the classic Charlie Sheen films out there.
"Major League" Arguably the best Charlie Sheen movie is "Major League," which starred a number of talented actors as players on the Cleveland Indians who are the worst, most dysfunctional team in baseball. Sheen plays the closer for the team, literally called "Wild Thing," which may have been a eerie reminder of what Sheen was at heart and what he would remain more than twenty years later.