The Rookie (1990 film)
The Rookie is a 1990 American buddy cop action film directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Howard G. Kazanjian, Steven Siebert and David Valdes, it was written from a screenplay conceived by Scott Spiegel. The film stars Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, Lara Flynn Boyle, Tom Skerritt. Eastwood plays a veteran police officer teamed up with a younger detective played by Sheen, whose intent is to take down a German crime lord in downtown Los Angeles following months of investigation into an exotic car theft ring. Shot on location in California during the spring of 1990, the film is distinctly remembered for its elaborate pyrotechnics and extravagant stunt work; the film crew's reliance on expensive sets and elaborate stunt equipment outweighed the need for utilizing extensive CGI special effects during production. Because of this, it is considered the most over-the-top film directed by Eastwood; the Rookie premiered in theaters nationwide in the United States and Canada on December 7, 1990, grossing $21,633,874 in ticket receipts, just over twice its budget of $10 million.
The film was overshadowed by the continuing success of Home Alone, which opened in theaters three weeks earlier and ended up being one of the top 100 highest-grossing films of all time. Although considered a mild financial success, The Rookie was met with lackluster reviews. Critics considered it formulaic and shallow, expressed bewilderment at the casting of the Puerto Rican Juliá and the Brazilian Braga as Germans. There was, some praise for the stunts and special effects. Nick Pulovski and his partner are assigned to the case of taking down the criminal empire of a German felon, who engages in grand theft auto for his chop shop operations. During an encounter with Strom and his men, who are loading a semi-trailer truck with stolen cars, Pulovski's partner is shot dead by Strom. Nick, despite efforts to catch the criminals on the highway, ends up losing them and is subsequently taken off the case by Lt. Raymond Garcia, who assigns him a new partner, David Ackerman, a rookie cop only promoted to detective.
Against orders, Nick continues investigating Strom's gang and dealing with David's lack of experience a bar brawl during which David's badge is stolen by one of Strom's men, Loco. While attending the birthday party of David's mother, Nick meets David's wealthy father, who attempts to bribe Nick to protect David no matter what. Nick threatens one of Strom's men, into helping him, he manages to plant a two-way radio inside Strom's house, but he is found out and killed by Strom and his lover, Liesl. While listening in on Strom's plans to flee the country and David ambush Strom at a casino, but David botches the operation when he cannot bring himself to shoot Liesl, he is shot in the back, but survives with his bulletproof vest, while Strom takes Nick hostage and demands a $2 million ransom. Haunted by causing his little brother's death during their childhood and by his failure to help Nick, David overcomes his fears and goes on a brutal rampage, interrogating as many as Strom's associates as possible.
He finds another of Strom's men, Little Felix, garroted to death in his own shop, escapes the same fate by Loco, who escapes before David can subdue him. In desperation, David approaches his father to supply the ransom money in case. David calls his girlfriend, who tells him that Garcia is waiting to speak to him at their home, but detectives sent by Garcia intercept David for police brutality. Realizing that Loco is posing as Garcia, David escapes and races home to intercept Loco before he kills Sarah, they clash violently. Though David needed Loco alive, Loco's car directs him to a garage where he and Nick had seen it. At Strom's garage, Nick manages to free himself and attempts to escape but is cornered by Strom and Liesl. David arrives and chases them off, they escape the garage before Strom detonates the explosives inside it. Catching Strom's contact sent to collect the money and David reach Strom at the airport and a long chase ensues. Strom's pilot is shot in the head, causing him to crash into another plane, while Nick and David pursue Strom and Liesl into the airport.
David kills Liesl, while Nick runs out of bullets and is shot by Strom. David shoots Strom in the shoulder. Heedless to Strom's request for medical aid, Nick shoots him dead. Sometime Nick and Garcia have been promoted; as the new lieutenant, Nick assigns David another rookie partner. Clint Eastwood as Nick Pulovski Charlie Sheen as David Ackerman Raúl Juliá as Strom Sônia Braga as Liesl. Various filming sites included Interstate 680 and State Route 87 in San Jose for the opening chase sequence featuring the semi-tractor trailer, the famous Villa Montalvo mansion for the henchmen meeting scene in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Saratoga, the San Jose International Airport as well as the Mojave Air & Space Port for the final action climax scene, which author Laurence F. Knapp described as "both purgative and objectionable—a vivid, personal exchange of camera angles and vantage points that complicate, rather than conclude." A furniture warehouse on the corner of 4th and Hewitt streets in downtown L
Israel the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west and Egypt to the southwest; the country contains geographically diverse features within its small area. Israel's economic and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem has only partial recognition. Israel has evidence of the earliest migration of hominids out of Africa. Canaanite tribes are archaeologically attested since the Middle Bronze Age, while the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah emerged during the Iron Age; the Neo-Assyrian Empire destroyed Israel around 720 BCE. Judah was conquered by the Babylonian and Hellenistic empires and had existed as Jewish autonomous provinces.
The successful Maccabean Revolt led to an independent Hasmonean kingdom by 110 BCE, which in 63 BCE however became a client state of the Roman Republic that subsequently installed the Herodian dynasty in 37 BCE, in 6 CE created the Roman province of Judea. Judea lasted as a Roman province until the failed Jewish revolts resulted in widespread destruction, expulsion of Jewish population and the renaming of the region from Iudaea to Syria Palaestina. Jewish presence in the region has persisted to a certain extent over the centuries. In the 7th century CE, the Levant was taken from the Byzantine Empire by the Arabs and remained in Muslim control until the First Crusade of 1099, followed by the Ayyubid conquest of 1187; the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt extended its control over the Levant in the 13th century until its defeat by the Ottoman Empire in 1517. During the 19th century, national awakening among Jews led to the establishment of the Zionist movement in the diaspora followed by waves of immigration to Ottoman Syria and British Mandate Palestine.
In 1947, the United Nations adopted a Partition Plan for Palestine recommending the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states and an internationalized Jerusalem. The plan was accepted by the Jewish Agency, rejected by Arab leaders; the following year, the Jewish Agency declared the independence of the State of Israel, the subsequent 1948 Arab–Israeli War saw Israel's establishment over most of the former Mandate territory, while the West Bank and Gaza were held by neighboring Arab states. Israel has since fought several wars with Arab countries, since the Six-Day War in 1967 held occupied territories including the West Bank, Golan Heights and the Gaza Strip, it extended its laws to the Golan East Jerusalem, but not the West Bank. Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories is the world's longest military occupation in modern times. Efforts to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict have not resulted in a final peace agreement. However, peace treaties between Israel and both Egypt and Jordan have been signed.
In its Basic Laws, Israel defines itself as a democratic state. The country has a liberal democracy, with a parliamentary system, proportional representation, universal suffrage; the prime minister is head of government and the Knesset is the legislature. Israel is a developed country and an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member, with the 32nd-largest economy in the world by nominal gross domestic product as of 2017; the country benefits from a skilled workforce and is among the most educated countries in the world with one of the highest percentages of its citizens holding a tertiary education degree. Israel has the highest standard of living in the Middle East, has one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Furthermore, Israel ranked 11th in the UN's 2018 World Happiness Report. Upon independence in 1948, the country formally adopted the name "State of Israel" after other proposed historical and religious names including Eretz Israel and Judea, were considered but rejected.
In the early weeks of independence, the government chose the term "Israeli" to denote a citizen of Israel, with the formal announcement made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Moshe Sharett. The names Land of Israel and Children of Israel have been used to refer to the biblical Kingdom of Israel and the entire Jewish people respectively; the name "Israel" in these phrases refers to the patriarch Jacob who, according to the Hebrew Bible, was given the name after he wrestled with the angel of the Lord. Jacob's twelve sons became the ancestors of the Israelites known as the Twelve Tribes of Israel or Children of Israel. Jacob and his sons had lived in Canaan but were forced by famine to go into Egypt for four generations, lasting 430 years, until Moses, a great-great grandson of Jacob, led the Israelites back into Canaan during the "Exodus"; the earliest known archaeological artifact to mention the word "Israel" as a collective is the Merneptah Stele of ancient Egypt. The area is known as the Holy Land, being holy for all Abrahamic religions including Judaism, Christianity and the Bahá'í Faith.
Under British Mandate, the whole region was known as Palestine (Hebre
New York (state)
New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State; the state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, nearly 40% lives on Long Island; the state and city were both named for the 17th century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.62 million in 2017, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. The 27th largest U. S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut and Vermont to the east; the state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley; the large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. Two major river valleys – the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley – bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls.
The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination. New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. In 1609, the region was visited by Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company; the Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany developed. The Dutch soon settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in 1664. During the American Revolutionary War, a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and succeeded in establishing independence. In the 19th century, New York's development of access to the interior beginning with the Erie Canal, gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the U.
S. built its political and cultural ascendancy. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability. New York's higher education network comprises 200 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the nation and world; the tribes in what is now New York were predominantly Algonquian. Long Island was divided in half between the Wampanoag and Lenape; the Lenape controlled most of the region surrounding New York Harbor.
North of the Lenape was the Mohicans. Starting north of them, from east to west, were three Iroquoian nations: the Mohawk, the original Iroquois and the Petun. South of them, divided along Appalachia, were the Susquehannock and the Erie. Many of the Wampanoag and Mohican peoples were caught up in King Philip's War, a joint effort of many New England tribes to push Europeans off their land. After the death of their leader, Chief Philip Metacomet, most of those peoples fled inland, splitting into the Abenaki and the Schaghticoke. Many of the Mohicans remained in the region until the 1800s, however, a small group known as the Ouabano migrated southwest into West Virginia at an earlier time, they may have merged with the Shawnee. The Mohawk and Susquehannock were the most militaristic. Trying to corner trade with the Europeans, they targeted other tribes; the Mohawk were known for refusing white settlement on their land and banishing any of their people who converted to Christianity. They posed a major threat to the Abenaki and Mohicans, while the Susquehannock conquered the Lenape in the 1600s.
The most devastating event of the century, was the Beaver Wars. From 1640–1680, Iroquoian peoples waged campaigns which extended from modern-day Michigan to Virginia against Algonquian and Siouan tribes, as well as each other; the ai
Remember the Titans
Remember the Titans is a 2000 American biographical sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of African-American coach Herman Boone, portrayed by Denzel Washington, his attempt to integrate the T. C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971. Will Patton portrays Boone's assistant coach. Real-life athletes Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell are portrayed by Ryan Hurst and Wood Harris, respectively; the film was co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and released by Buena Vista Pictures. On September 29, 2000, the film's soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records, it features songs by several recording artists including Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Hollies, Marvin Gaye, James Taylor, The Temptations, Cat Stevens. Remember the Titans had a budget of $30 million and premiered in theaters nationwide in the United States on September 29, 2000.
It has grossed an estimated $115,654,751 in the U. S. and $136,706,683 worldwide. The film is considered by many to be one of the best football movies of all-time. In the autumn of 1981, a group of former football coaches and players attend a funeral. Ten years earlier in July 1971, at the integrated T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, a black head coach, Herman Boone, is hired to coach the school's football team. Boone is assigned to the coaching team under current coach Bill Yoast, nominated for the Virginia High School Hall of Fame. In an attempt to placate rising racial tensions and the fact that all other high schools are "white" only, Boone is assigned the head coach job, he refuses, believing it is unfair to Yoast, but relents after seeing what it means to the black community. Yoast is offered an assistant coach's job by the school board and refuses, but reconsiders after the white players pledge to boycott the team if he does not participate. Dismayed at the prospect of the students losing their chances at scholarships, Yoast changes his mind and takes up the position of defensive coordinator under Boone, to his daughter Sheryl's dismay.
The black students have a meeting in the gymnasium in auditioning to play for the team until Boone arrives, but the meeting turns into a fiasco when Yoast and white students interrupt. On August 15, the players gather and journey to Gettysburg College, where their training camp takes place; as their days of training camp progress and white football team members clash in racially motivated conflicts, including some between captains Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell. But after forceful coaching and rigorous athletic training by Boone, which includes an early morning run to the Gettysburg cemetery, a motivational speech, the team achieves racial harmony and success. After returning from football camp, Boone is told by a member of the school board that if he loses a single game, he will be dismissed. Subsequently, the Titans go through the season undefeated while battling racial prejudice, before gaining support from the community. Gerry has his best friend Ray removed from the team because of his racism, following a game where he intentionally missed a block which led to the near-season-ending injury of starting quarterback Jerry "Rev" Harris.
Just before the state semi-finals, Yoast is told by the chairman of the school board that he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame after the Titans lose one game, implying he wants Boone to be dismissed over his race. During the game, it becomes apparent. Upon seeing the chairman and other board members in the audience looking on with satisfaction, Yoast realizes that they've rigged the game and warns the head official that he will go to the press and expose the scandal unless the game is officiated fairly; the Titans nonetheless win and advance to the state championship, but Yoast is told by the chairman that his actions have resulted in his loss of candidacy for Hall of Fame induction. While celebrating the victory, Bertier is injured in a car accident with a truck after driving through an intersection. Although Bertier is unable to play due to being paralyzed from the waist down, the team goes on to win the state championship. Bertier would remain a paraplegic for the rest of his life. Ten years Bertier dies in another automobile accident caused by a drunk driver, after winning the gold medal in shot put in the Paralympic Games.
In the epilogue, descriptions show the players' and coaches' activities after the events in 1971. Denzel Washington as Coach Herman Boone Will Patton as Assistant Coach Bill Yoast Wood Harris as DE Julius Campbell Ryan Hurst as LB Gerry Bertier Donald Faison as RB/LB Petey Jones Craig Kirkwood as QB Jerry "Rev" Harris Ethan Suplee as OL Louie Lastik Ryan Gosling as Alan Bosley Burgess Jenkins as TE Ray Budds Kip Pardue as QB Ronnie "Sunshine" Bass Hayden Panettiere as Sheryl Yoast, Bill Yoast's tomboyish 9-and-a-half-year-old daughter Nicole Ari Parker as Carol Boone, Herman Boone's wife Kate Bosworth as Emma Hoyt, Gerry's girlfriend Earl C. Poitier as DL Darryl "Blue" Stanton Neal Ghant as Frankie Glascoe Filming locations for the motion picture included the campus of Berry College in Rome, GA, as well as in Atlanta, including Henry Grady High School and Druid Hills High School which both filled in for T. C. Williams High School; as with any movie, not a documentary film but is rather "based on a true story", it has strayed from the actual events that had occurred on many occasions to add new elements of teamwork and friendship to the film.
Coach Boone may not have been as inspirational a co
Alma Har'el is an Israeli-American music video and film director, best known for her documentary Bombay Beach, which took the top prize at Tribeca Film Festival in 2011, received a nomination for a 2011 Independent Spirit "Truer than Fiction" award, has been taught in several universities, including Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab and Film Center, as a genre redefining work. Har’el is noted for her ability to artistically blur the lines between documentary and fiction utilizing choreographed dance sequences and inspired musical choices in a surreal, dream-like poetic meditation on life. Stephan Holden of The New York Times wrote about Har'el's film Bombay Beach: “ looks and feels like a fever dream about an alternate universe. Suffused with a sense of wonder, it hovers, dancing inside its own ethereal bubble”. In 2016 she premiered her newest film "LoveTrue" at the Tribeca Film Festival; the film went on to win the Grand Prix Best Documentary Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Har'el was named one of the "Top 12 female filmmakers ready to direct a blockbuster" by Indiewire in 2016. Flavorwire has called Har'el an "honest to goodness visionary," While No Film School adds, ""Every once in a while, an artist comes along who changes the way we think about film. Alma Har'el is one of those." Born and raised in Israel to a Jewish family, Alma Har’el began her work as a photographer and a performer of live video mixing in music concerts. One of Har’el’s most prominent projects as a VJ was a collaboration with the Balkan Beat Box, “a performance-meets-dance party that blends electronic music with hard-edged folk music from North Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and Eastern Europe.”Their first album included an 11-minute video titled: The Balkan Beat Box 1st show - Digital Diary of Alma Har’el. The video was edited by Har’el and features Har’el performing on stage and mixing live video art alongside the band. In an interview for Oyster Magazine she recalls: “I never studied film, so, my film school” I wanted to feel as though I was playing videos like a musical instrument — editing them live, with people reacting.
That still has a big impact on me to this day.” Working on live video-art performances with different musicians led Har’el to directing music videos, her frequent collaborations with singer Zach Condon of the band Beirut brought her numerous awards and nominations in film and music video festivals around the world. Har’el’s work on the acclaimed Beirut music video Elephant Gun, an eclectic marriage of whimsical, drunk modern dance and youthful celebration, earned her a VMA nomination for Best Directorial Debut, Best Directorial Debut at the MVPA awards and a mention on Paste Magazine's Top 50 Videos of the Decade. Steve Labate of Paste Magazine wrote, “Martin Scorsese has spoken of his affection for the ballet of the camera, director Alma Har’el seems to get this concept intuitively.”On working with Zach Condon of Beirut, Har’el writes: “That sound is how I feel when I’m honest about my life, that juxtaposition of melancholy and loneliness with the absolute enjoyment and happiness of being alive."
In her most recent music video for Sigur Rós'Fjögur píanó in 2012, Har’el directed Shia LaBeouf along with dancer Denna Thomsen. The video was part of the Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, in which the acclaimed Icelandic band Sigur Rós asked a dozen filmmakers to each select a song from their new album and shoot a video inspired by the music; the Wall Street Journal writes: “All the directors received the same $10,000 budget and zero instructions from the band. With that creative freedom, filmmaker Alma Har’el delivered dead butterflies, light-up lollipops and a naked performance from a star of megabudget Hollywood movies.”Har’el’s video for Fjögur píanó was an overnight sensation, gaining millions of views on YouTube and applauded as a unique artistic achievement in the media around the world. Filmmaker Magazine called it “provocative and compelling." In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Har’el said, “For me, it’s about not knowing how to get out of something without causing pain to somebody else, for other people it might be about candy and fish.
I’m down with that.”In an interview for Vulture Magazine, Shia LaBeouf explained his involvement in the project and how he met Har’el: "I wrote a fan letter, I saw Bombay Beach, the movie that Alma Har'el made. It touched me. I told her so, she told me. I said,'What are you doing?' She said,'I got this Sigur Rós thing.' I said,'Cool. Can I get involved?' And at the time, it was a different idea. So we worked on the idea for a week."Har’el said in an interview about the video with Filmmaker Magazine: “I suffer a lot when I have no freedom to do what I want because it always turns less than what it can be. But making films is expansive and you have to choose your battles. In this one, we were all on the same side.”In 2011, Har’el was chosen as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Cinema. Filmmaker Magazine writes: “Stunningly shot and formally audacious, Bombay Beach, the first feature of director and cinematographer Alma Har’el is a rare bird, the type of film that seems to be building its own cinematic language from the ground up.
While it wears the influence of Harmony Korine, Larry Clark, Lynne Ramsay, David Gordon Green, Charles Burnett and Gus Van Sant, it announces a major new directorial talent in Har’el, working in a key all her own.”In 2014, Har'el joined the team at RYOT.org as the company's Global Creative Director. She made her exit when the company was bought out by Huffington Post in 2016. Bombay Beach is a 2011 feature film about the rusting relic of a failed 1950s development boom; the Salton Sea, a prominent character in the fil
Carlos Irwin Estévez, known professionally as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen has appeared in films including Platoon, Wall Street, Young Guns, Eight Men Out, Major League, Hot Shots!, The Three Musketeers. In the 2000s, Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox in Spin City, his performance earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, he starred in Two and a Half Men which earned him several Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations. He most starred in the FX comedy series Anger Management, which concluded its 100-episode run in 2014. In 2010, Sheen was the highest paid actor on television and earned US$1.8 million per episode of Two and a Half Men. Sheen's personal life has made headlines, including reports of alcohol and drug abuse and marital problems, as well as allegations of domestic violence. In March 2011, his contract for Two and a Half Men was terminated by CBS and Warner Bros following his derogatory comments about the series' creator, Chuck Lorre.
On November 17, 2015, Sheen publicly revealed that he is HIV positive, having been diagnosed about four years earlier. Carlos Estévez was born on September 3, 1965, in New York City, the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen and artist Janet Templeton, his paternal grandparents were emigrants from Ireland, respectively. His father is a "devout Catholic" and his mother is a "strict Southern Baptist". Sheen claimed. Sheen has two older brothers and Ramon, a younger sister, Renée, all actors, his parents moved to Malibu, after Martin's Broadway turn in The Subject Was Roses. Sheen's first movie appearance was at age nine in his father's 1974 film The Execution of Private Slovik. Sheen attended Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, along with Robert Downey Jr. where he was a star pitcher and shortstop for the baseball team. At Santa Monica High School, he showed an early interest in acting, making amateur Super 8 films with his brother Emilio and school friends Rob Lowe and Sean Penn under his birth name.
A few weeks before graduation, Sheen was expelled from school for poor grades and attendance. Deciding to become an actor, he took the stage name Charlie Sheen, his father had adopted the surname Sheen in honor of the Catholic archbishop and theologian Fulton J. Sheen, while Charlie was an English form of his given name Carlos. Sheen's film career began in 1984 with a role in the Cold War teen drama Red Dawn with Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey. Sheen and Grey reunited in a small scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, he appeared in an episode of the anthology series Amazing Stories. Sheen had his first major role in the Vietnam War drama Platoon. In 1987, he starred with his father in Wall Street. Both Wall Street and Platoon were directed by Oliver Stone. In 1988, Stone asked Sheen to star in his new film Born on the Fourth of July, but cast Tom Cruise instead. Sheen was never notified by Stone, only found out when he heard the news from his brother Emilio. Sheen did not take a lead role in Stone's subsequent films, although he did have a cameo role in Money Never Sleeps.
In 1987, Sheen was cast to portray Ron in the unreleased Grizzly II: The Predator, the sequel to the 1976 low budget horror movie Grizzly. In 1988, he starred in the baseball film Eight Men Out as outfielder Happy Felsch. In 1988, he appeared opposite his brother Emilio in Young Guns and again in 1990 in Men at Work. In 1989, John Fusco, Christopher Cain, Lou Diamond Phillips, Emilio Estévez and Kiefer Sutherland were honored with a Bronze Wrangler for their work on the film Young Guns. In 1990, he starred alongside his father in Cadence as a rebellious inmate in a military stockade and with Clint Eastwood in the buddy cop film The Rookie; the films were directed by Martin Eastwood, respectively. In 1992, he featured in Beyond the Law with Michael Madsen. In 1994, Sheen was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1997, Sheen wrote his first movie, Discovery Mars, a direct-to-video documentary revolving around the question, "Is There Life on Mars?". The next year, Sheen wrote and starred in the action movie No Code of Conduct.
Sheen appeared in several comedy roles, including the Major League films, Money Talks, the spoof Hot Shots! films. In 1999, Sheen appeared in a pilot for A&E Network, called Sugar Hill, not picked up. In 1999, Sheen played himself in Being John Malkovich, he appeared in the third and fifth entries in the popular horror-spoof series Scary Movie. Sheen has done voices for animation, appearing as Charlie in All Dogs Go To Heaven 2, as well as Dex Dogtective in the Lionsgate animated comedy Foodfight. In 2012, Sheen was cast to star alongside Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray in Roman Coppola's surreal comedy film A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. For the 2013 film Machete Kills, in which Sheen played the President of the United States, he was credited under his birth name Carlos Estévez, it was a one-time move, due to the film's Hispanic theme. The trailer and opening credits for the film used an "and introducing..." tag when showing Sheen's birth name. Sheen's next feature film project was the ensemble film 9/11, an adaptation of the 9/11 stage play Elevator written by Patrick Carson.
The film featured Whoopi Goldberg, Gina Gershon, Luis Guzmán, Wood Harris, Jacqueline Bisset and Bruce Davison. In 2000, Sheen debuted on the small screen when he replaced Michael J. Fox for the last two seasons of the sitcom Spin City (which had fellow Ferris Bu