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Psychological Analysis of Charlie Sheen

Who is Charlie Sheen
Elvis Kavanaugh
PSYC120-1204B-13
December 23, 2012
Penelope Laws

The individual I chose for my case study is Charlie Sheen. The reason I chose Charlie Sheen is for two reasons. First, he is an individual I always enjoyed as an actor. He has been successful in both television and movies. Secondly, with all of his latest antics there are many people who questioned his sanity. I felt it would be interesting to delve into Charlie Sheen and really examine his life. I look forward to learning more about his upbringing, his acting and his life. I am curious to see if there is a very evident reason for his recent erratic behavior. Charlie Sheen has had many people give their theories about his behavior. The theories came from fans, family, therapists, media and many others. His antics have been analyzed repeatedly in many facets. His behavior Will give me a good study to analyze and apply theories we have learned about. Charlie Sheen began acting at such a young age and I feel that has led to some of his personality disorders he displays. The child actor is a scenario that has been analyzed by many an expert. Charlie Sheen fit many of the child actor stereotypes, as he grew older. The issues with drugs and alcohol, the superior ego and the bad boy reputation fits the bill for the, “troubled child actor gone bad.” Charlie Sheen has taken his antics to a completely new level lately. Charlie Sheen has developed this crazy, over the top persona that intrigues many people. His personality brings out the psychologist in all of us.
Charlie sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estevez on September 3, 1965. Charlie Sheen was born as Carlos Irwin Estevez. At the time, his father was a successful Broadway actor. His mother was an art student. He had two brothers and a sister. As a child, his father became a famous actor and went by the name of Martin Sheen. Charlie followed his father’s example and even went with the...

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