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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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46.

antijemima    

how do you say crackhead in Spanish?

516 days ago
47.

TEAM LAMMY    

Charlie will be perfect for this, cocaine cowboy

516 days ago
48.

awesomewave    

Machete sucked, and probably so will Machete 2. But at least Rodriguez has Sin City 2 coming out soon to make up for it.

516 days ago
49.

WTF?    

I prefer his original name it sounds sexy and unusual, no I'm not in the USA and I don't get the obsession with Mexicans, he's not Mexican he's of proper Spanish decent that makes him Hispanic not Latino get your facts right.

516 days ago
50.

lou    

Who csres

516 days ago
51.

hummm    

Rodriguez films celebrates latino pride? depicting latinos as assasins, drug dealers... way to go.

516 days ago
52.

Her_name_is_lola    

Dude. Emilio is often - pretty sure he never changed his name? Is Charlie chasing redemption for his father or rebirth for himself?

516 days ago
53.

arale norimaki    

to tmz What's your name, he'll write it on the wall... mind your business!

516 days ago
54.

jxtr    

The article states this is the first time in his professional career that he will not be billed as Charlie Sheen. This is not totally correct. He has also worked under the professional name of Charles Sheen. I recently saw a European movie that he starred in back in early 90s where he was billed as Charles Sheen.

516 days ago
55.

featherz    

charlie sheen did one movie as charles sheen but he said it was such a big flop that he went back to charlie sheen

516 days ago
56.

marlee5574    

If it means that much to him to change his name, he should. I liked the first movie, I hope this one is good too.

516 days ago
57.

some guy    

I thought snorting up half of Peru automatically qualifies you as Latino.

516 days ago
58.

FESTA    

Spanish people are Caucasian, you know?

516 days ago
59.

AgentBlonde    

Si, Papi!

516 days ago
60.

Reed    

Let's see he's Jewish when he needs it and now he's Latino when he needs it, how about really feeling your roots, sincerely.

516 days ago
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