Whatever names you might have used in the past to refer to Charlie Sheen, we bet youd never used this one: Carlos Estevez.
Thats his birth name.
And now, it might be his professional acting name, too.
In his upcoming movie, Machete Kills, Charlie is identified as Carlos Estevez in the credits.
The Los Angeles Times reports that a trailer for the action flick, shown over the Memorial Day weekend, shows Charlie with a gun with the words, And introducing Carlos Estevez.
In the movie, debuting Sept. 13, Charlie plays the U.S. president who assigns assassin Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) to stop a Mexican arms dealer from launching a weapon into space.
The Times was left to speculate about the name change after it couldnt get in touch with Charlies camp.
One theory: It was director Robert Rodriguezs idea.
Another: Change the name, lose the bad-boy image.
Charlies brother, Emilio Estevez, uses his birth name professionally. But Charlie followed dad Martin Sheens example in dumping the surname, a decision Martin - born Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez - regrets.
(Charlie actually stopped being called Carlos at age 4 to avoid being confused with his Uncle Carlos.)
I thought, I got enough problems trying to get an acting job, so I invented Martin Sheen, the elder Sheen said in 2003 on Inside the Actors Studio.
Its still Estevez officially. I never changed it officially. I never will. It's on my drivers license and passport and everything ...
In fact, one of my great regrets is that I didnt keep my name as it was given to me. I knew it bothered my dad.
Taking bets now on whether Charlies new name sticks.
In a Univision interview last year, he said: I dont wake up feeling Latino. Im a white guy in America. I was born in New York and grew up in Malibu.