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A man with a striking acting variety and one of America’s most renowned and gifted actor is the man Martin Sheen. This multiple award winner has even earned himself his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His real name is Ramón Gerard Antonio Estévez.
His first acting experience came when he played the cofounder of an activist movement in a stage play. He landed a role in the 1968 movie, The Subject Was Roses and that was his big break.
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He has featured in more than 65 movies. He played Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now in 1979 that brought him into spotlight. He’s also famous for his role playing President Josiah Bartlet in TV series The West Wing between 1999 & 2000.
Martin has won 13 awards and gathered 45 nominations.
Martin is straight. He wedded his wife Janet in 1961 and together they live till date.
Martin was born to Francisco and Mary-Ann Estévez. He has a sister and 8 brothers, one of them being actor Joe Estévez.
Martin is a Catholic. However, he is in support of same-sex unions even as the Catholic Church is against it.
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Martin is also a renowned activist. In 2009, he said he has been under arrest 66 times for civil disturbances.
In 2006, Martin enrolled as an undergrad to study English literature, theology & philosophy at NUI, Galway. He left after one semester.
He still uses his actual name on his identifications but only chose his act name because he felt his real name was scaring potential acting jobs away.