Charlie Sheen Cast As U.S. President in Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete Kills’

Charlie Sheen announced today that he’s returning to the big screen. The Wall Street star has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills as the President of the United States. While it’s not a big role in the sequel to 2010′s Machete, both Sheen and the director announced the casting on their respective Twitter pages. “I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon..” Rodriguez tweeted this afternoon and posted a photo of himself and Sheen. “My fellow Americans,” said Sheen in presidential mode as he retweeted Rodriguez’s post. Fellow Hollywood hellraiser Mel Gibson had also been cast in  Machete Kills. In the sequel, Machete, played again by Danny Trejo, is drafted by the U.S. government to track an arms dealer through Mexico before he launches a weapon from space. While he has mainly stuck to TV with Spin City, Two and a Half Men and the upcoming Anger Management in recent years, Sheen has made a a series of cameos in movies like Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, where he briefly appeared uncredited as his Bud Fox character from the 1987 original. Sheen also appeared, as Men‘s Charlie Harper in 2011′s Due Date. Sheen’s new Anger Management series premieres on FX on June 28. Machete Kills is expected to be released in 2013.

Comments (24)

  • Watched the pilot of Anger Management last night. Unbelievably bad. Unwatchable. It must have been written by two 10th graders who grew up on Two and a Half Men. That’s the only explanation.

    None of the actors commit to any of their lines, even though they all obviously need the gig. It has the freshness of that unfunny guy in the office who still says “winning.”

    Comment by Gangsta Lean — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 6:38pm PDT  
    • Really ? I did read several reviews who like it although seemed to think it was too ‘safe’ for a cable, edgy network like FX..However press and critics don’t like to say anything nice about Sheen, so not sure i trust any of their ‘opinion’..i will watch by myself ‘Gansta Lean’ (gangsta ? really ? LMAO)

      Comment by witty girl — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 10:15pm PDT  
  • That is an amazing statement. I definitely know a few guys that still say winning. Gross.

    Comment by Haha — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 7:32pm PDT  
  • What, no Lindsay Lohan?

    Comment by joshreader — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 7:43pm PDT  
  • Charlie Sheen AND Mel Gibson? Heaven help the women on set.

    Comment by Cindylover1969 — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 8:56pm PDT  
    • Ha, true.

      Comment by Justin J. Poppiti, Esq. — Friday June 22, 2012 @ 11:17am PDT  
  • Those casting people must have gotten Charlie Sheen mixed up with Martin Sheen.

    Comment by elchan — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 8:56pm PDT  
    • It is Rodriguez who tweet it himself dumbass.

      Comment by Hello — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 10:18pm PDT  
      • It was a joke. Martin Sheen played the prez in the TV series The West Wing.

        Comment by Brian — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 10:46pm PDT  
    • Would have done better casting Martin Sheen.

      Comment by Bob — Friday June 22, 2012 @ 10:01am PDT  
  • Are people really clamoring for another Machete movie? Seriously, I had no idea it was a franchise.

    Comment by Mark K — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 9:01pm PDT  
    • Oh, my God, “Machete” RULES. It definitely has a fan base. It’s a cult film already. Plus, Rodriguez made it for next to nothing.

      Comment by Mark — Saturday June 23, 2012 @ 7:49pm PDT  
  • It’s weird how Rodriguez is so eager to work with legendarily difficult actors.

    Comment by Tarantino'd — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 9:15pm PDT  
    • Charlie Sheen is not difficult on set, his troubles come from his behaviour or alleged behaviour OFF-screen.

      Comment by Lulu — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 10:10pm PDT  
  • Will this go straight to DVD? Or will it have some 5-7 million opening weekend and then some 13-15 millions overall? They will spend more money on advertising then this movie will get at box-office.

    Where is Lindsay Lohan? She is the only crazy idiot who is missing here. Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen… Lohan should be cast too. And Kardashain. And Octomom. And Snooki…

    Comment by Shy — Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 11:35pm PDT  
    • bitter bitter..shy, move on it is pathetic shy..

      Comment by Thetruth — Friday June 22, 2012 @ 2:50am PDT  
    • Lohan was in the last movie. They need Debbie the Pet Lady this time to fight against Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen.

      Comment by Kabbe — Friday June 22, 2012 @ 3:31am PDT  
    • She was already in the first one.

      Comment by Chendaddy — Friday June 22, 2012 @ 7:57am PDT  
    • It was made for next to nothing. Besides, this may be hard for you to GRASP, but movies are also made without the expressed intent of making a fortune at the box office. They’re made for specific audiences who love a certain kind of movie. Get your head out of your bank-owned ass.

      Comment by Mark — Saturday June 23, 2012 @ 7:51pm PDT  
  • Rodriquez needs to get back to Sin City form — it’s the only good film he’s made.

    Comment by Four Rooms Of Hackville — Friday June 22, 2012 @ 8:19am PDT  
    • Actually he did better in the Spy Kid Movies but when you lie like a 10 year old to your fans and the public you understand why he fits in with kids so well.

      Comment by Aleric — Friday June 22, 2012 @ 9:39am PDT  
  • Gibson and Sheen in a movie together: Awesome

    Comment by Justin J. Poppiti, Esq. — Friday June 22, 2012 @ 11:22am PDT  
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