This past week of 24/7 exposure for Charlie Sheen has been an onslaught of public relations like none other. His unpredictable exploits have caused major headlines, intense chatter across the net and a Guinness World Record on Twitter.
Sheen's seemingly-endless trove of catchphrases in recent days has been remarkable, resurrecting the once-fashionable "Duh" and Bart Simpson favorite "Radical," as well as giving the masses new expressions that for better or worse, have already permeated our popular culture. If you haven't heard another person exclaim "Winning" in the past week, you absolutely must live beneath the most remote rock in the proverbial global wilderness. Moreover, he's given us doozys such as "warlock," "fastball" and "plan better." Snoop Dogg has even been spotted trying to purchase $200 worth of "a drug called Charlie Sheen," although Snoop must have missed hearing Sheen say that "it's not available."
On frequent occasion during his string of strung-out looking TV interviews and his bizarre Internet stream, "Sheen's Korner," the celebrity has appeared on the edge of reality. Everyone from professional psychologists to pundits to armchair critics has expressed cause for concern over Sheen's wild behavior. Many have went to the degree of labeling Sheen as manic or mentally ill. However, through the annals of celebrity history, eccentricity has been a prime character trait of those who've really made it to the top.
So consider this. Sheen is an actor.
His behavior, while eccentric and bizarre, has garnered major attention on a worldwide basis. Frankly, it's nothing most people would find out-of-the-ordinary for a rock star or an incredibly wealthy individual. Therefore, the possibility that Sheen is acting much of the time is entirely feasible. Actors step into other people's shoes like paid schizophrenics.
Charlie Sheen is very sharp and very, very good at what he does. Expect the man who was until recently, the highest-paid actor on television, to have a blockbuster, top-selling major motion picture in one year or less. Meanwhile, dig in to this deep thought. We all know that Sheen is a man of many hats. The hat he's wearing right now may very well be that of the greatest role of his entire career - the role of a man called Charlie Sheen.