From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Carlos Irwin Estévez (born September 3, 1965), better known as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. His character roles in films have included Chris Taylor in the 1986 Vietnam War drama Platoon and Bud Fox in 1987 film Wall Street. His career also made room for more comedic roles, including Jim Abrahams' Hot Shots! films (1991 and 1993), and David Zucker's Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4. On television Sheen is known for his roles on two sitcoms: as Charlie Crawford on Spin City, and as Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men.
Sheen is widely known for his bad boy image, this due to an accidental overdose, two failed marriages and being listed as #2 on Maxim's "Top 10 Living Legends of Sex", citing an alleged 5,000 women that he has slept with.