Emilio Estevez Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Emilio Estevez was born on May 12, 1962, in New York City. He is the eldest son of actor Martin Sheen, who at the time was just breaking into the business. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Emilio's father right after he had moved to Manhattan. Martin and Janet had three other children, Charlie Sheen, Renée Estevez, and Ramon Estevez, all of whom became actors. His father is of half Spanish and half Irish descent, and his mother, whose family is from Kentucky, has English and Scottish ancestry.

He lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side until his family relocated to Malibu in 1968. Before graduating from Santa Monica High School in 1980, Estevez had already had a small role as a messenger boy in Apocalypse Now (1979), that was ultimately cut from the film.

Though his father had opted to use the stage name "Sheen" over his more ethnic birth name "Estevez," Emilio chose to retain the family name, hoping to avoid riding his father's coattails. He also thought the double "E" set of initials was "pretty."

He appeared in a few TV movies, the first of which was Insight: 17 Going on Nowhere (1980), before making his big-screen debut opposite Matt Dillon in 1982's Tex (1982). A part in The Outsiders (1983) followed, and Estevez made his first big splash as the punk rocker Otto in the cult classic Repo Man (1984).

Originally cast as Bender (The Criminal) in the seminal John Hughes flick The Breakfast Club (1985), Estevez took the part of Andrew (The Athlete) instead after Hughes could find no one else to fill the role. Another ensemble film, St. Elmo's Fire (1985) came next. Then Estevez made his screen-writing debut with That Was Then... This Is Now (1985), a film in which he also starred.

He then starred in the Stephen King thriller and cult hit Maximum Overdrive (1986), . The ambitious young actor added directing to his palette with Wisdom (1986) in 1986. Estevez went on to write, direct and star in the film Men at Work , Men at Work (1990) alongside his brother Charlie Sheen in 1989 . Originally written as an environmental comedy that follows two slacker garbage men who find a dead politician in a trash barrel,''Men at Work'' went on to be a moderate success and enjoys a "cult" status.

Estevez jumped back into making studio films with hits like Stakeout (1987) and Young Guns (1988), as well as their subsequent sequels.

In 1992, Emilio took on one of his most iconic and famous roles as Coach Gordon Bombay in The Mighty Ducks (1992). The enormously popular Disney film spawned two sequels and an NHL hockey team of the same name, but Estevez was interested in making more dramatic films.

In 1995, he agreed to make a brief appearance in D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) in exchange for Disney helping him finance and distribute another effort as actor-director, The War at Home (1996). Though smiled on by critics, The War at Home (1996) received a very limited distribution by Disney and thus went largely unseen. The War at Home, filmed in Austin, Texas, is an exploration of the effects of PTSD on a Vietnam veteran who has returned to his Texas family's home in 1972. The film co-stars Oscar winner, Kathy Bates, Estevez ' s father Martin Sheen and Kimberly Williams . The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 1996 as an Official Selection. Estevez continued to work in films, both behind and in front of the camera, including a fourth effort as director and star, Rated X (2000), which co-starred brother Charlie Sheen and was a selection at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000.

In 2006, Emilio made the motion picture Bobby. Bobby (2006), a "day in the life" film. Robert F. Kennedy Estevez wrote, directed, and acted in the picture, which, follows 22 characters in the Ambassador Hotel on June 4th, 1968 on the day Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated following his win in the California primary. The film remains one of the starriest ensemble cast ever assembled with Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Laurence Fishburne, Harry Belafonte, Lindsay Lohan, Helen Hunt, Martin Sheen and many others in the cast. Distributed by The Weinstein Company, "Bobby" went on to be nominated for two Golden Globes, Best Original Song and Best Picture (Drama), as well as a Screen Actors Guild Best Ensemble nomination in 2006. He won a Hollywood Film Best Ensemble Award and received a 7-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival following his nomination for the prestigious Golden Lion for directing the film . The film had its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival where it was an Official Selection.

In 2009 Estevez filmed a new project which he wrote, produced and directed called, The Way, in Spain starring his father, Martin Sheen, in a story about a man who decides to make the Camino de Santiago after the death of his son in the French Pyrénées. It was released in the United States on October 7, 2011, following the premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010.

In 2019, Estevez released another feature film, The Public, starring Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Taylor Shilling, Michael K. Williams and Estevez himself, which he also wrote, directed and produced. The movie was shot entirely inside the downtown Cincinnati Public Library during the winter of 2017. Once again, The Public enjoyed it's world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in 2018. The film was released in 2019 by Greenwich Entertainment and Universal Pictures.

In 2021, Emilio returns as Coach Gordon Bombay in the new Disney + series, The Mighty Ducks: Gamechangers.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Family (4)

Spouse Paula Abdul (29 April 1992 - 10 May 1994)  (divorced)
Children Taylor Estevez
Paloma Estevez
Parents Martin Sheen
Janet Sheen
Relatives Sami Sheen (niece or nephew)
Lola Rose Sheen (niece or nephew)
Charlie Sheen (sibling)
Renée Estevez (sibling)
Ramon Estevez (sibling)
Francisco Estevez (grandparent)
Joe Estevez (aunt or uncle)
Bob Sheen (niece or nephew)
Max Sheen (niece or nephew)
Cassandra Jade Estevez (niece or nephew)

Trade Mark (4)

Has a unique laugh, prominently featured in his role as Billy the Kid in the "Young Guns" franchise.
As a film director, he frequently casts members of his family in various roles. Prominent among these are his brother, Charlie Sheen, and his father, Martin Sheen.
As a film director, he often puts the most focus on the characters rather than the plot itself.
Frequently deals with social issues in his films (ex. returning soldiers in The War at Home (1996), the Civil Rights Movement in Bobby (2006), caring for the homeless in The Public).

Trivia (22)

Was once engaged to Demi Moore.
Oldest son of actor Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen. Brother of actor Charlie Sheen, Ramon Estevez and Renée Estevez. Father of Taylor Estevez and Paloma Estevez. Uncle of Cassandra Sheen. Francisco Estevez and Mary Ann Estevez are his grandparents. Uncle is Joe Estevez and aunt is Carmen Estevez (teacher).
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.
Graduated from Santa Monica High School.
Former brother-in-law of actress Denise Richards.
As teens, he and future stars Rob Lowe, Chad Lowe, Chris Penn, and Sean Penn were close friends. They used to act, write, produce, and direct movies on a home video camera.
Uncle of Sami Sheen, Lola Rose Sheen and Cassandra Sheen.
Two children with ex-girlfriend Carey Salley (nonexclusively 1983-1986): Son Taylor Estevez (born June 1984) and Daughter Paloma Estevez (born February 1986).
Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack", along with Judd Nelson, Sean Penn, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Andrew McCarthy.
Almost went broke while writing the screenplay for Bobby (2006).
Because of writers block while writing the script for Bobby (2006), his brother Charlie Sheen suggested he change his surroundings. Estevez drove about 150 miles north of Los Angeles and randomly chose a motel to spend the night. While talking about his project with the woman working the front desk, she revealed she was actually in the ballroom the night Robert Kennedy was shot.
Both Emilio and brother Charlie Sheen have played the son of real father Martin Sheen; Emilio in both The War at Home (1996) and The Way (2010) (which Emilio also wrote and directed), and Charlie in Wall Street (1987) and two episodes of Spin City (1996).
Reportedly, as a child he did not get along with younger brother, Charlie Sheen, at all - in fact, they fought constantly.
Was originally set to play the lead in Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986), but when production shut down for two years, he moved on to other projects. The role then went to his brother Charlie Sheen. He was later cast in Stone's doomed project "Jawbreaker".
When he was younger, he chose public high school over a private school which He said was "For parents who have everything except a relationship with Their children".
Emilio appeared as an extra in Apocalypse Now (1979), but his scenes were deleted.
His father is of half Spanish and half Irish ancestry, and his mother has English and Scottish ancestry.
Emilio Estevez has starred with his younger brother Charlie Sheen in the movies "Rated X", "Young Guns", "Badlands", "Loaded Weapon 1", "Wisdom", and "Men At Work". Additionally, Estevez guest-starred on Charlie Sheen's TV sitcom "Two and a Half Men" (2003).
Purchased a home in Cincinnati, Ohio. [2017]
Laurence Fishburne saved Emilio from dying in quicksand during some downtime, while making Apocalypse Now (1979) in the Philippines. Keith David saved his brother Charlie Sheen during filming of Platoon (1986). Both movies were about the Vietnam War.
The scene where Kyle Reese first appears in The Terminator (1984) takes place on May 12, 1984, his 22nd birthday. It was also that movie's last day of filming.
Was born on the floor of the kitchen at 30 Daniel Low Terrace in St. George, Staten Island, New York. This was the same building Paul Newman lived in 10 years earlier.

Personal Quotes (10)

What's the level of compromise for making that kind of money? How far do I have to sell my soul? What's the price of that? And I don't know if I want to make those kind of compromises any more. I think I'm a different person. I think I've matured to a great extent. I think that I want different things now. That it's not about the celebrity status that you receive because you're doing the next hot movie. It's about doing good work.
If Hollywood gives you a break and it gives you stardom, then it can take it away. If you earn it, it can't take it away.
I spent a lot of my life traveling and I knew that's where I got most of my education, not in school.
Writing is a lonely job, unless you're a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach.
The most significant thing my father has taught me is that my job is no more or less important than someone else's. When I realize there are a billion people in China who don't know I exist, any flightiness is swept away.
"People come up to me on the street and say, 'Men at Work (1990) is the funniest movie I ever saw in my life'. But, you know, I do have to question how many movies these people have seen".
I used to Google my name to see what came up - it hurt.
I swore to myself that I'd make it through drive, ambition and hard work. I wanted to know I got it that way and not because of my bloodlines. And I think there is no question why I got where I am today. I'm pretty content. I have a motto: expect nothing and be pleasantly surprised.
I grew up in a house where my mother was a strict Southern Baptist, and my father was a devout Catholic. I grew up as a kid hearing many arguments about religion. There was always a question about how we would be raised. We were baptized, and as often happens in these types of situations, the father loses the fight. Because of the turmoil, going to Mass was not part of our routine... For me, I'm a work in progress [religiously] and I really feel that I'm on a journey. I have yet to declare myself.
[on Repo Man (1984)] The studio really tried to bury the film. They didn't know what the hell to do with it. It finally got the handling it deserved and found an audience. For some reason, people just take to it.

Salary (2)

Judgment Night (1993) $4,000,000
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) $3,000,000

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