Tuesday, September 11, 2007

God Save the Sheen! Part 1

With my boy Charlie Sheen about to start another season of 'Two and a Half Men,' I figured it was a great time to take a step back and ponder:


1986 -Four Films, Tons of Call Girls, and One Oliver Stone

With the help of Corey Haim and that chick from 'The Goonies,' Sheen appeared as the jock with the heart of gold in the nerd classic 'Lucas.'

With about five minutes of screen time, Sheen makes a memorable appearance in the John Hughes classic 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' Sheen played a drugged out bad boy macking on a pre-nose job Jennifer Grey. Foreshadowing?

Sheen's next cinematic outing was 'The Wraith.' This movie sucks, but it's the dude's third movie in one year, so cut the man some slack. Besides, what did you do in 1986 besides watching episodes of 'Kids Incorporated,' huh? Yeah, thought so.

Finally, to top off the year Sheen gets the lead in Oliver Stone's epic 'Platoon.' The film instantly makes him a star, and call girls couldn't have been happier.

1987 - Lock, Stocks and One Smoking Daryl

Sheen wrestled with Michael Douglas for stocks and bed wrestled with Daryl Hannah in the film 'Wall Street.' Cocaine, hair gel and stocks all saw a very good year.

1988 - Brothers don't shake hands. Brothers gotta make 'Young Guns.'

Charlie teams up with his brother Emilio Estevez and every other bad boy of the moment in the tale of Billy the Kid in 'Young Guns.' Sheen's character gets killed off and Emilio went on to make 'The Mighty Ducks.'



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