Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - Personality -

Af­ter a hia­tus of sev­eral years, Char­lie Sheen, 52, re­turns to act­ing in 9/11, in the­aters Sept. 8. Based on ac­tual events, the drama fo­cuses on peo­ple trapped in an el­e­va­tor in the World Trade Cen­ter’s North Tower when the air­plane strikes. Here are five facts about the ac­tor.

As a teen, he made home movies with pals Rob Lowe and Sean and Chris Penn.

A short­stop for the Santa Mon­ica High School base­ball team, he was of­fered a base­ball schol­ar­ship to the Univer­sity of Kansas. Be­fore he got fired from Two

and a Half Men in 2011, he was the high­est-paid ac­tor on a prime-time se­ries in TV his­tory.

A big Cincin­nati Reds fan, he has the base­ball team’s logo tat­tooed on his fore­arm.

The scar on his chin is from the det­o­na­tion of a prop ex­plo­sive dur­ing film­ing of the movie No Man’s Land.

It re­quired seven stitches.

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