Martin Sheen says he regrets changing his name for acting career

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Martin Sheen admitted that he regretted changing his name when he started his acting career.

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Ramon Estevez, an actor aged 81, stated that he performed under a different name after receiving advice from others.

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"That's one regret. He said Closer that he never changed his name. It still has Ramon Estevez on it.

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"I have never changed my name. It's on my marriage certificate, passport, and driver's licence. This is how he changed his name.

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Martin stated, "Sometimes you are persuaded by people who don't have enough knowledge or courage to stand up and defend what you believe in. And you will pay the price later."

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"But, ofcourse, I'm speaking only for myself."

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Sheen revealed that Emilio Estevez, his son, wanted to follow his footsteps in filmmaking and chose to keep his name.

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The West Wing star stated that Emilio had only one influence on him: to keep his name. His agent advised him to change his name from Sheen to start out. But he refused. He didn't, and I am grateful that he did not."

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Martin's second child Charlie, who is well-known for his role as Two and a Half Men's, adopted the Sheen stage name. His real name is Carlos Estevez.

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