Cornwall ON – Actor Charlie Sheen is on a rampage. A media rampage. Like Dennis Hopper’s character in Apocalypse Now, a legendary movie starring his father Martin Sheen, Charlie seems hyperkinetic going from one media outlet to another lamb basting the Two and a Half Men show producers and Chuck Lorre in particular.
It’s almost like watching old Hunter S Thompson interviews. Sheen, whose movie career stalled in the 90’s after an impressive run after his break through role as Bud Fox in Wall Street had his career reignited with the hit tv show that earned him nearly $2 Million dollars per episode with syndication just around the corner.
After an alleged 36 hour party that landed the star in hospital and rehab he lashed out at his employers which has now led to the show’s plug being pulled.
Charlie Sheen’s Rant
I’m sorry man, but I’ve got Magic. I’ve got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time, and this includes naps, you know, I’m a F18 bro, and I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy ordinance on the ground.
Usually that kind of monologue occurs just before losing balance and falling, but Charlie is one of those rare breeds; like a Keith Richards or Hunter S Thompson that could survive their abuses. How many others didn’t, and surely even a self obsessed star must realize at some level the utter levels of abuse his tirades are to the very people that give him the money to buy his mansions,cocaine, cars, and hangers on?
“Text Book Addict Denial on Steroids”
So now Charlie is the media story du jour, and the spotlight is on him right now slavering for the mob, waiting for something to happen. The saddest thing is that if Charlie survives all of this; he’s bankable enough to probably end up with another show.
What does that say about our society our values when nearly a billion dollars is at stake over a simple 30 minute sit com? How many people in America would kill right now just to get the salary one of his helpers gets, and how ironic that the actor who was so symbolic to the American Dream playing Bud Fox on Wall Street turns out to be the Gordon Gekko of Celebrity Addiction?
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