Charlie Sheen Changes Name Back To Estevez For New Movie
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.