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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
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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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61.

FESTA    

Don't merge latin and latino,it's rather different!

481 days ago
62.

Manuel Alfonso Rodrigo de la Rocha    

1.- The REAL name of Charlie Sheen is Carlos I. Estevez.
2.- He has spanish roots, but from Spain, not "latin-american" roots.
3.- "Latino" can be the people from Spain, France, part of Belgium, Portugal, Italy, part of Switzerland... so, from some european countries.
4.- Please, next time, try not to confuse "caucasian" and "anglosaxon".

481 days ago
63.

myopinion    

Charlie and his dad never wanted to be associated as being Mexican....Now they want to claim there heritage...SMH

479 days ago
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