Would you be surprised to find out that Charlie Sheen was not born with the name for which he's notorious?!
Maybe, maybe not, as his father goes by Martin Sheen, but his brother Emilio Estevez!
Well, turns out, the iconic Apocalypse Now actor was born Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez, and gifted his Anger Management-prone son with the name Carlos Estevez…although he started going by "Charlie" at the age of four so he would not be confused with an uncle with the same name!
But now, the "MaSheen" will no longer be able to go by that nickname, as he's decided to embrace his Spanish heritage for all promotional purposes of his new flick, Machete Kills, in which he portrays the President of the United States!
Ch-ch-check out the brand new poster for the flick, featuring the change in alias (above)!
As he explained in a previous interview:
"I don't wake up feeling Latino. I'm a white guy in America. I was born in New York and grew up in Malibu. I wish I spoke more Spanish. I'm sure I can learn, but there hasn't been a lot of time lately. It was never a part of my life growing up. My parents never infused it into our household."
Well, hey! We'd say he now has more incentive to learn than ever!
Give a shot, boo!
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