Charlie Sheen ditches his stage name as he returns to his Latino roots for new movie Machete Kills
Charlie Sheen has ditched his stage name for his birth name of Carlos Estevez for the upcoming Machete Kills movie.
The 47-year-old Anger Management star went with the Latino billing for the first time in his professional career.
The actor took his stage name following in the footsteps of his famous father Martin Sheen, who was born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez.
Name change: Charlie Sheen, shown last month in Los Angeles, has ditched his stage name and gone back to his birth name of Carlos Estevez for the upcoming Robert Rodriguez campy thriller Machete Kills
The 72-year-old actor's oldest son Emilio Estevez, 51, kept his given name as he pursued a career in acting.
Martin Sheen has said that he regrets not keeping his given name and felt the name change disappointed his father.
The name change by Charlie Sheen was first reported by TMZ and reflects the Latino pride seen in other Robert Rodriguez movies, such as El Mariachi, Desperado and Machete.
Stage name: Martin Sheen, pictured last month in Los Angeles, has expressed regret over not keeping his given name of Ramon Estevez
Machete Kills is a sequel to Rodriguez's 2010 Machete that began as a fake trailer in the campy 2007 Grindhouse movie by Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.
Sheen has been cast as the United States president in the upcoming movie that also includes Lady Gaga, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Antonio Banderas and Danny Trejo as Machete.
The second film in the trilogy finds Machete mourning the death of his beloved Sartana, who was played by Lindsay Lohan in the first film.
Real name: Emilio Estevez, shown in May 2012 in Los Angeles, kept his birth name while pursuing his acting career
Latino name: Charlie, shown in April, currently stars in Anger Management
Sheen as the president recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico to take down an arms dealer intent on launching a weapon into space.
Lady Gaga was seen as her character La Chameleon holding a smoking gun with a dead white wolf draped around her in promotional posters released last summer.
The Telephone singer tweeted her excitement at the time and Rodriguez tweeted that he was 'blown away' by her work.
Silver screen star: Lady Gaga is to make her film debut in Machete Kills, playing character La Chameleón
Blonde and the beautiful: Lindsay Lohan starred in the original 2010 film Machete
Iconic role: Jessica Alba played immigrations officer Sartana Rivera, while Danny Trejo played the title role
Bad ass: Michelle Rodriguez played Luz/Shé, a 'taco-truck lady with a rebellious spirit and revolutionary heart'