Martin Sheen

Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez  (born August 3, 1940), better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is a film actor best known for his performances in the films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979), and in the television series The West Wing from 1999 to 2006. In film he has won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance as Kit Carruthers in Badlands. His portrayal of Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Sheen has worked with a wide variety of film directors, such as Richard Attenborough, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone. He has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1989. In television he has won both a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for playing the lead role of President Bartlet in The West Wing, and an Emmy for guest acting in the sitcom Murphy Brown. Born and raised in the United States to immigrant parents, a first-generation Irish mother, Mary-Anne Phelan from Borrisokane in County Tipperary and a Galician father, Francisco Estévez from Vigo in Galicia (Spain), he adopted the stage name Martin Sheen to help him gain acting parts. He is the father of actors Emilio Estevez, Ramón Estevez, Carlos Irwin Estevez (Charlie Sheen), and Renée Estevez. His younger brother Joe Estevez is also an actor. Although known as an actor, he has also directed one film, Cadence (1990), ...

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The American President (1995)

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Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Wall Street (1987)

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Michael Douglas  •  Martin Sheen  •  Daryl Hannah

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Michael Douglas  •  Martin Sheen  •  Daryl Hannah

Catch-22 (1970)

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Martin Balsam  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Art Garfunkel

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Martin Balsam  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Art Garfunkel

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hanks  •  Christopher Walken  •  Martin Sheen

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hanks  •  Christopher Walken  •  Martin Sheen

Alive: 20 Years Later (1993)

Documentary looking at the making of the 1993 film Alive about the 1972 plane crash in the Andes, and also interviews with the real survivors.  (more)

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CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Kathleen Kennedy

Documentary looking at the making of the 1993 film Alive about the 1972 plane crash in the Andes, and also interviews with the real survivors.  (more)

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CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Kathleen Kennedy

Apocalypse Now (1979)

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At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

Badlands (1973)

A dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Warren Oates  •  Gary Littlejohn

A dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Warren Oates  •  Gary Littlejohn

Bobby (2006)

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Joy Bryant  •  Nick Cannon  •  Emilio Estevez

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Joy Bryant  •  Nick Cannon  •  Emilio Estevez

Dead Presidents (1995)

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On the streets they call cash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. With the aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist -- a daring robbery of an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Larenz Tate  •  Keith David  •  Chris Tucker  •  Freddy Rodríguez

On the streets they call cash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. With the aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist -- a daring robbery of an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Larenz Tate  •  Keith David  •  Chris Tucker  •  Freddy Rodríguez

Gandhi (1982)

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In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

Gettysburg (1993)

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Tom Berenger  •  Martin Sheen  •  Sam Elliott

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Tom Berenger  •  Martin Sheen  •  Sam Elliott

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

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A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  Fax Bahr
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  John Milius  •  George Lucas

A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  Fax Bahr
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  John Milius  •  George Lucas

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team—who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Valeria Golino  •  Richard Crenna

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team—who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Valeria Golino  •  Richard Crenna

JFK (1991)

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Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

O (2001)

Even though he's the only black student at the elite Palmetto Grove Academy, star basketball player and future NBA hopeful Odin James has the adoration of all, including the team's coach and the Dean's beautiful daughter Desi. Odin's troubled friend Hugo, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Blake Nelson
CAST:  Mekhi Phifer  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Andrew Keegan  •  Julia Stiles

Even though he's the only black student at the elite Palmetto Grove Academy, star basketball player and future NBA hopeful Odin James has the adoration of all, including the team's coach and the Dean's beautiful daughter Desi. Odin's troubled friend Hugo, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Blake Nelson
CAST:  Mekhi Phifer  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Andrew Keegan  •  Julia Stiles

Roswell (1994)

Based on the book "UFO Crash at Roswell" by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt, Roswell follows the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his superiors that what he has found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Martin Sheen  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Xander Berkeley

Based on the book "UFO Crash at Roswell" by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt, Roswell follows the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his superiors that what he has found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Martin Sheen  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Xander Berkeley

Spawn (1997)

After being murdered by corrupt colleagues in a covert government agency, Al Simmons makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda. In exchange for his return to Earth, Simmons agrees to lead Hell's Army in the destruction of mankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark A.Z. Dippé
CAST:  Michael Jai White  •  Martin Sheen  •  John Leguizamo  •  Theresa Randle

After being murdered by corrupt colleagues in a covert government agency, Al Simmons makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda. In exchange for his return to Earth, Simmons agrees to lead Hell's Army in the destruction of mankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark A.Z. Dippé
CAST:  Michael Jai White  •  Martin Sheen  •  John Leguizamo  •  Theresa Randle

That Championship Season (1982)

It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the first time in their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Miller
CAST:  Bruce Dern  •  Stacy Keach  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Martin Sheen

It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the first time in their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Miller
CAST:  Bruce Dern  •  Stacy Keach  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Martin Sheen

The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

The Dead Zone (1983)

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Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Brooke Adams  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Martin Sheen

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Brooke Adams  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Martin Sheen
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