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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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31.

Buttafly    

Does that mean his character will be named Carlos? watched Charles Swan III last night and it clicked how sad it is that all his roles are his own name, like he can't go by something else!

487 days ago
32.

CyndiChainsaW    

I love Robert Rodriguez.

487 days ago
33.

Mary Ellen    

There's so much wrong with that "article"! Spaniards are Caucasian (a race)...Europeans are Caucasian. Just because he has a Spanish last name it doesn't mean that he's not Caucasian. I am a blonde, blue-eyed Spaniard...CAUCASIAN. Hispanic is not a race...it is a culture. Hispanics come in all races: Asian, Black, Native Americans and YES...Caucasians.
A Latino... is anyone of any race born in Latin America. A Spaniard of European background (Martin Sheen's dad) is not a Mexican therefore, not a Latino.

487 days ago
34.

Mary    

Oh goody!

487 days ago
35.

awesomewave    

If I was starring in that junk movie, I'd be changing my name too.

487 days ago
36.

pat    

HEY TMZ


GET WITH THE PROGRAM


APPARENTLY .......

The Wide Kraptasian Load went to Paris


and what does her gay BF do?


Takes off to Italy.


This is going to be an hilarious summer for this tramp. She's really going down the tubes.


As for Kanye, I really don't give a **** about him. He's just a rich idiot who will be somewhat poorer in a few months.


Then we get the court drama.


I tell ya, I've gotta find a way to wean myself from these sites. We're being played. I know it but I keep on coming back@#%&^$

487 days ago
37.

exlax    

a crack head is still a crack head no matter how many names you give yourself! assk carlos, charli , and that other guy that is your pesident

487 days ago
38.

KnuckleDragger    

I hope this outing for the "Machete" franchise is better than the first. Even though Danny Trejo is a friend of mine...that movie sucked balls, IMO.

487 days ago
39.

exlax    

what is a charlie sheen? a male paris hilton or karthaskian?

487 days ago
40.

exlax    

web search for charlie ,carlos ,sheen, esteves.. just showes used toilet paper and bent needles and used hookers

487 days ago
41.

NOT ELMO    

i went to see this first MACHETE movie that made $44 Million WORLDWIDE, LOL, But i will NOT make that same mistake again....

487 days ago
42.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Good. It's too bad him and his dad felt they had to change their names to get acting gigs. Don't they look white enough for Hollywierd?

487 days ago
43.

Azi    

Charlie, I don't always agree with your antics, but you seem to accomplish your goals in that mega-f u c k of Hollywood.

487 days ago
44.

AnnieSH    

Caucasian is a NATIONALITY, not a race. They are from Caucasia, which is near Russia. I may be Irish German and whole other nationalities, but I am not Russian.

487 days ago
45.

Leopold butters Stotch     

Vlade Divac smoked ten cartons of stoggies during his career. That's a great accomplishment

487 days ago
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