Before Carlos Irwin Estévez started his movie career he decided to change his name to something more American, like Charlie Sheen. Well, now that actor has landed a role in Robert Rodriguez’ new movie Machete Kills, Sheen has reportedly decided to change his name back to Estevez.
A few years ago Sheen gave an interview saying that he decided to change his name (much like his father Ramon Estevez, AKA Martin Sheen did) because he was having a hard time landing a job. Sheen never actually legally changed his name but he’s never used “Carlos Irwin Estevez” for his profession.
Well, until now.
The actor has landed a role in Machete Kills and apparently uses his birth name for the credits. TMZ obtained a screen shot from the movie which shows a picture of the former Two And A Half Men actor next to the words Carlos Estevez.
Sheen’s brother, Emilio Estevez, has managed to have a relatively successful career in the movie business with the Estevez name and Sheen said that he’s always regretted ditching the family name for a more American sounding title.
Sheen said: “I started using Sheen, I thought I’d give it a try, and before I knew it, 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.”
It’s unclear if the actor will continue to use his real name for future roles.