Charlie Sheen is credited under his real name, Carlos Estevez, for the action flick “Machete Kills,” according to a still from the movie that was released by Open Road Films, the movie’s U.S. distributor on May 23, 2013.
“Machete Kills,” a sequel to the 2010 movie “Machete,” arrives in U.S. and Canadian theaters on Sept. 13, 2013. “Machete Kills” will premiere on demand in the last quarter of 2013 on a date to be announced.
The cast of “Machete Kills” also includes Danny Trejo (who plays the title character, an ex-federale), Michelle Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Antonio Banderas, Alexa Vega, Amber Heard, William Sadler and Demián Bichir. The “Machete” movie was packed with violence and tongue-in-cheek campy dialogue, so expect more of the same in “Machete Kills.”
The real name of Charlie Sheen’s father, Martin Sheen, is Ramon Estevez. Martin and Charlie Sheen are the only two people in their immediate family of actors who have changed their names. Charlie’s actor siblings Emilio, Ramon and Renee use their real last name of Estevez in their entertainment projects.
There is no indication that Charlie Sheen will continue to use the name Carlos Estevez for other film and TV projects.
During Charlie Sheen’s feud in 2011 with “Two and Half Men” creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre, Charlie Sheen talked about Lorre changing his name.
In a 2011 interview on Alex Jones’ radio show, Charlie Sheen ranted: “I’m tired of being told ‘You can’t talk about that, you can’t talk about that.’ There’s something this side of deplorable that a certain Chaim Levine — yeah, that’s Chuck’s real name — mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro. Check it, Alex: I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process. Last I checked, Chaim, I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write. Clearly someone who believes he’s above the law.”
Lorre’s real name is actually Charles Levine, not Chaim Levine.
Charlie Sheen, who has well-documented problems with drug addiction and getting into trouble with the law, was notoriously fired from CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” in 2011. He now stars in the FX comedy series “Anger Management.” Charlie Sheen’s recent film credits include “Scary Movie 5” and “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.”