Charlie Sheen comes from an acting family so it was therefore no surprise when he started appearing in movies and television shows a couple of decades ago. Whilst mainly appearing in more comedy roles he has also previous played some serious parts especially at the start of his career in the 1980s.
His early successes included appearing in the classic war film Platoon as well as having a role in Wall Street alongside his father. These two roles managed to really catapult him into the big time thanks to the success that they had in the box office.
However after these roles he then started to appear in slapstick comedy films such as the Hot Shots series of movies and it is this particular type of genre of movies that he has really stuck to since. This includes appearing in two of the scar movie films although they were not main roles.
His most recent success has been playing the role of Charlie Harper in the American sitcom Two and a Half Men and it was this role that led to him becoming the highest paid television actor in the country. It was widely reported that he was being paid just shy of two million dollars per episode up until the program was dropped by its makers in 2011 due to his off screen troubles.
In recent times he has become more well known for his problems with drugs and alcohol but with this has become something akin to a cult figure. This is perhaps best shown by the amazing success he had when he opened his official twitter account which has led to a new world record with the number of people following him within a single day.
Charlie Sheen is one of the most recognizable actors of his generation and has appeared in some of the most popular comedy programs and movies in recent times. There is no doubt that if he can manage to overcome his personal problems that he could still make some further amazing programs and movies.