Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen Brief Biography

Martin Sheen
Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (born August 3, 1940), better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American actor who achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979). Since then, Sheen's more well-known films include Wall Street (1987), Gettysburg (1993), The Departed (2006), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He also starred on television as President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing (1999"2006), and lent his voice as the Illusive Man in the Mass Effect video game trilogy.

He is considered one of the best actors never to have been nominated for an Academy Award. 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, David Cronenberg, 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 role of President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing, and an Emmy for guest starring in the sitcom Murphy Brown.

Martin Sheen News

• 'Anne of Green Gables' to premiere on Nov. 24 on PBS
• Rob Lowe roast also targets Ann Coulter, David Spade and Ralph Macchio
• The Almanac for August 3, the 216th day of 2016
• 'Hamilton's America' and 'Anne of Green Gables' get PBS premiere dates

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