Martin Sheen | Martin Sheen says 90% of his film career is ‘mostly trashy’


Martin Sheen thinks “90%” of his film career is “mostly trashy”.

The 81-year-old actor admitted he’s only really proud of a “handful” of the films he’s made over the years, as he regularly works just for the money.

He said: “I’ve only done a handful of feature films that I’m proud of, that are good, that held together.

“’Badlands’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ are the two main ones. “Apocalypse Now” scared people.

“Only the Vietnam veterans themselves started going there repeatedly and telling people, ‘That was it. It was madness. What you see in this photo is what it was like for an American soldier to live in Vietnam.

“And it was their support for the film that brought people back for a second look.

“I would say ‘Wall Street’, ‘The President of the United States’, ‘War at Home’ and ‘Gandhi’ are other movies that I’m proud of. They made a difference in people’s lives or at least made them aware of another possibility.

“But most of them weren’t good. I did them for the money.

“I didn’t want to do anything else and that’s all I was offered.

“I’m proud of a handful of them. I would say 90% of that was basically garbage.

The former ‘West Wing’ star also admitted he regrets turning down a role on ‘Blade Runner.’

When asked if he regretted rejecting offers, he told Sorted magazine: “Most of them. Oh, there are tons of them. ‘Blade Runner’ was the one I turned down. I’ve never seen the full picture, but I’ve watched scenes of it.


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