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MARTIN SHEEN (Roger Strong) is
presently best known for his starring role on the award-winning NBC television
series "The West Wing." Sheen's portrayal of President Josiah
Bartlett has brought him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series,
as well as three more Golden Globe nominations, and three Emmy nominations. He
was also honored by his peers with a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, and shared with the other members of
"The West Wing" cast in two SAG Awards for Outstanding Ensemble in a
It has been more than 20 years since
Sheen took on what would be one of the signature roles of his career: the
enigmatic Captain Willard in Francis Ford Coppola's searing Vietnam War epic
"Apocalypse Now." In 2001, the movie was re-released with added
footage, bringing it to a new generation of filmgoers as "Apocalypse Now
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Sheen
first garnered attention from critics when he starred in the Broadway production
of "The Subject Was Roses." He went on to reprise his role in Ulu
Grosbard's 1968 screen version of the play, earning a Golden Globe Award
nomination for his performance. Sheen also received early praise for his
chilling portrait of serial killer Kit Carruthers in Terrence Malick's
Sheen's other notable film credits
include Rob Reiner's "The American President," written by "The
West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin, Oliver Stone's "Wall Street,"
Jason Miller's "That Championship Season," and Richard Attenborough's
Oscar┬«-winning Best Picture "Gandhi," to name only a few.
He made his feature film directorial debut with "Cadence," in which he
also starred with his son, Charlie Sheen.
In addition to "The West
Wing," Sheen's myriad television credits include some of the most
memorable longform projects of the past three decades, including "The
Execution of Private Slovick," for which he earned an Emmy nomination;
"That Certain Summer," which was one of the first television dramas to
deal openly with homosexuality; "The Missiles of October"; "Blind
Ambition"; "In the Custody of Strangers"; "Kennedy,"
for which he received a Golden Globe nomination; and "Gettysburg,"
playing General Robert E. Lee. Sheen also won an Emmy Award for his guest
starring role on the comedy series "Murphy Brown."
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