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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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randomnone    

Good for him! Who wants to be Caucasian anyway?

456 days ago
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LMT    

Geez. Talk about pandering to the Hispanics in this country to get them to spend their money on this garbage movie. Sheen knows no one wants to see his movies so he uses the name Estevez hoping to bank on at least Latino movie goers and their money. ROTFLMAO

456 days ago
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randomnone    

TMZ....sighhh you can be Caucasian AND be spanish. American education...I tell u

456 days ago
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GonzoBigD    

Emilio has ALWAYS used the Estevez name, so Charlie isn't redeeming anything for his father.

456 days ago
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Jamoak    

Either way, he is still a douchebag...

456 days ago
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Cognitive_Shift    

Spanish people are Caucasian. In this age of information when you can almost google any question you have about anything it shocks me how stupid people CHOOSE to be.

456 days ago
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shosh    

Since when are Spaniards Latino? May as well put him in Blackface too.

456 days ago
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charles    

Give it a go. At different times in your life you need different things.

456 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

AnyBody You see Working in a MACHETE Movie or in a Tyler Perry Movie Works CHEAP as an Actor, That's how You know....

456 days ago
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Toilethead    

I think it's kind of cool. He should keep it and drop the fake name.

456 days ago
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PowerBlue    

And introducing guest-star: Denisay Ricardo "Muy
Atractiva" Estevez...

456 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

It couldn't possibly be worse than "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III"

456 days ago
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Daniel    

Robert Rodriguez movies are not about Latino pride, that is a lie. They are about Mexicans and only Mexicans. Stop lumping all Latinos in with Mexicans. That's like saying all Australians, Canadians, and Americans are alike in every way.

456 days ago
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Laura    

Charlie Sheen is really Carlos Estevez. Got it. Yawn. Just about every celebrity is going by a different name.

456 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

So is he getting Lohan to do the crew? I figure even he don't want her on screen.

456 days ago
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