Photo of Martin Sheen Martin Sheen

The son of immigrant parents -- his mother Irish and his father a Spaniard who reached America via Cuba -- Martin Sheen became an actor despite his father's resounding disapproval. Born Ramon Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 3, 1940, he took his stage surname from a man he deeply respected: the Rev. Fulton J. Sheen.

The young thespian worked in daytime drama and theater before making his big-screen debut; he gained notoriety for his performance in the 1968 film The Subject Was Roses. Sheen's other impressive movie credits include Catch-22 (1970), Badlands (1973), Apocalypse Now (1979), Wall Street (1987) and The American President (1995). Along with several Emmy nods, Sheen copped a Golden Globe Award (in 2001) for his leading role as the president in the television series "The West Wing."

An activist for progressive causes, he's the father of actors Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez.

Martin Sheen in Rules Don't Apply

Rules Don't Apply

2016 PG-13

When Southern beauty Marla Mabrey arrives in Hollywood to work for Howard Hughes, his driver, Frank Forbes, meets her at the airport. Sparks fly immediately between the two, but dating among the billionaire's employees is strictly prohibited.

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  • Martin Sheen in The Departed The Departed
  • Martin Sheen in Catch Me If You Can Catch Me If You Can
  • Martin Sheen in The Way The Way
  • Martin Sheen in The Double The Double
  • Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now / Apocalypse Now Redux Apocalypse Now / Apocalypse Now Redux
  • Martin Sheen in Badlands Badlands
  • Martin Sheen in The Amazing Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now Redux Apocalypse Now Redux
  • Martin Sheen in Gandhi Gandhi
  • Martin Sheen in Catch-22 Catch-22
  • Martin Sheen in The Dead Zone The Dead Zone
  • Martin Sheen in Hearts of Darkness Hearts of Darkness
  • Martin Sheen in The American President The American President
  • Martin Sheen in Ask Me Anything Ask Me Anything
  • Martin Sheen in Firestarter Firestarter
  • Martin Sheen in Wall Street Wall Street
  • Martin Sheen in The West Wing The West Wing
  • Martin Sheen in Who Killed the Electric Car? Who Killed the Electric Car?
  • Martin Sheen in Imagine That Imagine That
  • Martin Sheen in The Final Countdown The Final Countdown
  • Martin Sheen in Cadence Cadence
  • Martin Sheen in Talk to Me Talk to Me
  • Martin Sheen in Love Happens Love Happens
  • Martin Sheen in The Perilous Fight The Perilous Fight
  • Martin Sheen in Braving Alaska Braving Alaska
  • Martin Sheen in Spawn: The Movie Spawn: The Movie
  • Martin Sheen in O O
  • Martin Sheen in Rated R: Republican in Hollywood Rated R: Republican in Hollywood
  • Martin Sheen in Stella Days Stella Days
  • Martin Sheen in Wrinkles Wrinkles
  • Martin Sheen in Pursuit Pursuit
  • Martin Sheen in The Fourth Wise Man The Fourth Wise Man
  • Martin Sheen in When the Bough Breaks When the Bough Breaks
  • Martin Sheen in Guns of Honor Guns of Honor
  • Martin Sheen in Entertaining Angels Entertaining Angels
  • Martin Sheen in National Geographic: Inside the Vatican National Geographic: Inside the Vatican
  • Martin Sheen in Holes in Heaven Holes in Heaven
  • Martin Sheen in The First Days of Christianity The First Days of Christianity
  • Martin Sheen in Echelon Conspiracy Echelon Conspiracy
  • Martin Sheen in Ten Blocks on the Camino Real Ten Blocks on the Camino Real
  • Martin Sheen in The Missiles of October The Missiles of October
  • Martin Sheen in Conflict Conflict
  • Martin Sheen in Kennedy Kennedy
  • Martin Sheen in Broken Rainbow Broken Rainbow
  • Martin Sheen in Beverly Hills Brats Beverly Hills Brats
  • Martin Sheen in Presumed Guilty Presumed Guilty
  • Martin Sheen in Alex Haley's Queen Alex Haley's Queen
  • Martin Sheen in Celebrating AFI Celebrating AFI
  • Martin Sheen in Hear No Evil Hear No Evil
  • Martin Sheen in Skeleton Skeleton
  • Martin Sheen in Stories from My Childhood Stories from My Childhood
  • Martin Sheen in Pond & River Pond & River
  • Martin Sheen in No Code of Conduct No Code of Conduct
  • Martin Sheen in Lateline: The Complete Series Lateline: The Complete Series
  • Martin Sheen in Lost & Found Lost & Found
  • Martin Sheen in The Apostles Collection The Apostles Collection
  • Martin Sheen in The Story of the Twelve Apostles The Story of the Twelve Apostles
  • Martin Sheen in Deepak Chopra: Spiritual Laws/Crystal Cave Deepak Chopra: Spiritual Laws/Crystal Cave
  • Martin Sheen in Echoes from the White House Echoes from the White House
  • Martin Sheen in D.R.E.A.M. Team D.R.E.A.M. Team
  • Martin Sheen in When Did I See You Hungry? When Did I See You Hungry?
  • Martin Sheen in Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
  • Martin Sheen in Helen's War Helen's War
  • Martin Sheen in Oscar Wilde: Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde: Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde
  • Martin Sheen in Nature: Koko Nature: Koko
  • Martin Sheen in James Dean: Forever Young James Dean: Forever Young
  • Martin Sheen in Bordertown Bordertown
  • Martin Sheen in Confessions of an Innocent Man Confessions of an Innocent Man
  • Martin Sheen in They Killed Sister Dorothy They Killed Sister Dorothy
  • Martin Sheen in Eyewitness: Arctic and Antarctic Eyewitness: Arctic and Antarctic
  • Martin Sheen in On the Line On the Line
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  • Martin Sheen in Death by China Death by China
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