Ten fun facts about Martin Sheen

Fact 1
The actor’s full birth name is Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez. He shortened his name to Martin Sheen when he started acting.

Fact 2
Martin Sheen has appeared in numerous films and television shows wherein he has portrayed a political character that has involvement in the White House. These projects include “The West Wing,” “The Dead Zone,” “Kennedy,” “The Missiles of October,” “Blind Ambition,” and “The American President”.

Fact 3
Two of his sons are well recognized film and television stars, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez.

Fact 4
In 1972 he auditioned for the iconic role of Michael Corleone in “The Godfather” but he didn’t get the part.

Fact 5
In 2001 Martin Sheen was put on three years of probation after pleading guilty to trespassing onto an Air Force base, when he was protesting the US constructing a missile defense system.

Fact 6
As a result of complications during his birth, his left arm is 3 inches shorter than his right.

Fact 7
Martin Sheen is an active protestor and as of 2013 has been arrested over 70 times.

Fact 8
He enjoys singing and is a huge fan of Frank Sinatra. He has memorized the lyrics to every song that Sinatra performed.

Fact 9
In 1979 while filming “Apocalypse Now” Martin Sheen suffered a severe heart attack.

Fact 10
His parents wanted him to attend the University of Dayton but he wanted to pursue acting. He purposely flunked his entrance exam so that he would not be accepted into the school.

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Short about Martin Sheen
Is a well-respected television and film actor who has acted in several box office hits.

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