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Charlie Sheen

CALL ME CARLOS

I'm Goin' Full Latino in 'Machete Kills'

5/23/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Charlie Sheen has decided he's WAYYY too Caucasian to star in the new "Machete" movie -- so he's channeling his Latino roots and changing his name back to Carlos Estevez ... at least for now.

TMZ obtained a screengrab from the upcoming flick ... which shows Sheen will use his birth name in the new Robert Rodriguez joint. It's the first time in his professional career he won't be billed as Charlie Sheen.

It makes sense ... Rodriguez films often celebrate Latino pride (think "El Mariachi," "Desperado," "Machete") so Sheen is just getting into the spirit of the campy thriller about a rampaging Mexican assassin.

A little history ... Charlie Sheen’s dad Martin Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estevez, from his Spanish father's side. He made up "Martin Sheen" to get acting jobs but never changed it legally ... passing "Estevez" to all 4 kids.

Martin has said he regrets not sticking with his real name ... so this TOTALLY counts as a son-redeems-the-father story, right?

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Soiled Midget Panties    

Middle Eastern people are Caucasian too aren't they? Whites... their racism is funny, now they're even being racist against themselves.

497 days ago
17.

Jack    

Martin Sheen's father was FROM SPAIN!
He was a caucasian guy from Spain, he WAS NOT from LATIN AMERICA.
He was NOT LATINO.

How dumb are TMZ employees?

Get an education.

497 days ago
18.

exlax    

charlie and all the other illegal llimigrants that get free asssitance

497 days ago
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exlax    

carlos estevez is still a coke snorter and hore abuser no matter what he calls himself,,just ask wife and kids and pornn stars

497 days ago
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exlax    

lindsey says he has my sam crabs

497 days ago
21.

Danielle123    

I absolutely hate when people decide to claim their race/ethinicity when it suits their needs. Now you're "Carlos Estevez"? Yea. Okay Charlie...

497 days ago
22.

Mary Ellen    

There's so much wrong with this "article". Spaniars are Caucasian because Europeans are white (Martin Sheen's dad was from Spain). Latino implies Latin American it is not a race, anyone born in Latin America or whose parents are from Latin America could be a Latino. Hispanics (Spaniards and Latin Americans) can be of any race...being Hispanic refers to the culture which derives from Spain, however, you can have Hispanics who are of European background (Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Greek etc.) as well as Asian background, Black (there was Slavery in Latin America and Equatorial Guinea in Africa was a Spanish colony and they Spanish there). Filipinos are Hispanic (once a Spanish colony). There's large Arabic population...all over Latin America where millions of Lebanese settled and immigrated during the Ottoman Empire. As well as descendants of the Moors (Arabs who lived in Southern Spain for 800 years and who were expelled during the Spanish Inquisition in the 13th century.
So..........Carlos Estevez is not a Latino...having a Spanish last name doesn't make you a Latino. He is a Hispanic and he is Caucasian because his grandfather was European. You can be Johnny Murray from Southern Argentina and be a Latino. Get it?

497 days ago
23.

ilovegossip    

LOL.. so Charlie Sheen is in the new Machete, but Lindsay Lohan isn't? That's classic!

497 days ago
24.

j    

Pretty tacky story in light of the beheading hacking death in the UK just yesterday of the 25 year old father of one tow year old by a M us lim ex trem ist with a meat cleaver. But, hey that's Hollywood.

497 days ago
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j    

Pretty tacky story "Machete Kills" PR, in light of the beheading hacking death in the UK just yesterday of the 25 year old father of one tow year old by a M us lim ex trem ist with a meat cleaver. But, hey that's Hollywood.

497 days ago
26.

Mr.Mackey    

Looks like a horrible movie, I dont care what you call it. If it looks like a turd and smells like a turd, guess what.... Its a ****ing turd!!

497 days ago
27.

Carl    

Martin Sheen shouldn't regret changing his name. At the time he was coming up in the acting world being "ethnic" would hold you back. It allowed him to become a great actor without prejudice.

497 days ago
28.

Bob    

TMZ, you forgot something very important which could have also inspired him to be credited as an Estevez: his uncle, Joe Estevez, is bonafide B-movie legend.

PS. Joe Estevez stood in for his brother during the filming of 'Apocalypse Now' after he had a heart attack...and we all know how much Charlie Sheen loves that movie.

497 days ago
29.

exlax    

I went to the batryoom to take a eteves and 2 sheens swam out the toilet

497 days ago
30.

L.G.    

the term "Latin/Latino" is not used to indicate a Latin America origin... It a title to those who speak a language that originates from a Latin dialect... such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian etc... It has nothing to do with race.

497 days ago
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