Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Martin Sheen

Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American actor known for his performances as Kit Carruthers in Terrence Malick’s Badlands and Captain Willard in Francis Coppola’s Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now.

Martin Sheen adopted his stage name in honor of the Catholic archbishop and theologian, Fulton J. Sheen.

Martin Sheen also has a great affinity for the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 was awarded the Laetare Medal, the highest honor bestowed on American Catholics, in May 2008 at the school's commencement.

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