Charlie Sheen has opted to use his given name, Carlos Estevez, to identify himself in the upcoming action film ‘Machete Kills.’
The ‘Anger Management’ star portrays the President of the United States in the flick that boasts a star-studded cast featuring Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Zoe Saldana, Lady Gaga, Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Cuba Gooding Jr..
The former ‘Two and a Half Men’ celeb hasn’t been known as Carlos since he was four-years-old. At that time he asked his famous father Martin Sheen if he could be called Charlie, to eliminate confusion with a relative with the same first name.
He later took his father’s stage surname as well, a moniker that Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez adopted when he was trying to establish himself in Hollywood in the early 60′s.
The senior Sheen later acknowledged, “I started making a living with it and then it was too late. In fact, one of my great regrets is that I didn’t keep my name as it was given to me. I knew it bothered my dad.”
He is happy to report that he never officially changed his name, and is still Ramon Estevez on his driver’s license and passport.
As for Charlie … the verdict is still out on whether the use of Carlos Estevez is an experiment or something more permanent.
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