The West Wing, Apocalypse Now, The Departed
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Martin Sheen is one of our most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished journeyman actors.
The Ohio native has appeared in more than 65 feature films including a star turn as Army Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Francis Ford Coppola's landmark film Apocalypse Now, which brought him worldwide recognition.
Other notable credits include Wall Street, the Academy Award-winning film Gandhi, Catch Me If You Can, The American President, and a Golden Globe nominated breakthrough performance in The Subject Was Roses.
In 2006, Martin played ill-fated cop Oliver Queenan in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film The Departed opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, and Alec Baldwin.
The same year, he joined another all-star ensemble cast for the highly acclaimed feature Bobby, written and directed by his son Emilio Estevez. This film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and SAG Award among others.
For television audiences, Martin is best recognized for his award-winning role as President Josiah Bartlet in NBC's The West Wing.
He is a passionate peace and justice activist. He has been arrested or cited 67 times for taking part in nonviolent demonstrations against various U.S. military policies, and has championed such causes as the alleviation of poverty and homelessness, human right for migrant workers, and environmental protection.
In 2008, along with Carlos Santana and Edward James Olmos, he became a National Co-Chair of the effort to win a Federal holiday for the late Cesar E. Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers.
That same year, the University of Notre Dame presented him with the Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious award given to an American Catholic. Since 1883, the Laetare Medal has been awarded annually to a Catholic "whose genius has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of the church and enriched the heritage of humanity."
Former recipients include: President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr., Sister Helen Prejean, Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill Jr., Catholic Worker Movement founder Dorothy Day, and Ambassador and author Clare Boothe Luce.
Look for Martin in The Way when it comes to theatres and multiplexes near you. In this film, written for the screen and directed by Emilio Estevez, Martin plays Tom, an American doctor who goes to France to collect the remains of his adult son killed in an accident while walking the Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James). Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom embarks on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his "California bubble life" behind. This movie was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.
Martin Sheen is currently filming The Amazing Spider-Man to be released in July 2012.
Martin Sheen at the Internet Movie Database