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Emilio Estevez

Highest Rated:   98% Repo Man (1984)
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Birthplace:   New York City, NY
Both a member of Hollywood royalty and the Brat Pack, Emilio Estevez had the odds (and the press) against him when it came to forging a long-term career in show business. Yet, though he did become the butt of many jokes, Estevez has had the last laugh: he grew up into a prolific, if not acclaimed, actor/writer/director who managed to sidestep the celebrity pratfalls that befell his family and his Brat Pack colleagues.Born in New York on May 12, 1962, Estevez is the eldest son of actor Martin Sheen (formerly known as Ramon Estevez) and his wife, Janet. He grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side with his two younger brothers, Ramon and Charlie, and his younger sister, Renée. Though Estevez started attending school in the New York public-school system, he transferred to a prestigious private academy once his father's career blossomed. In 1968, after Sheen landed a starring role in Catch-22 (1970), the family moved west to Malibu, CA. There, the young Estevez began writing short stories and poems. By the time he turned eight, he had already submitted a script to Rod Serling's Night Gallery television series (it was, unfortunately, rejected).When Estevez was 11, his father bought the family a portable movie camera. Estevez, his brother Charlie, and their friends, Sean and Chris Penn, and Chad and Rob Lowe, used it to make short films, which Estevez would often write. He then began acting in all the junior-high-school plays, including The Dumb Waiter, Hello Out There, and Bye, Bye, Birdie. While accompanying his father to the Philippine set of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), Estevez got his first professional acting role as a messenger boy in the film. His scene, however, did not make the picture's final cut. After returning home to attend Santa Monica High School, Estevez grew interested in sports and did not become involved with the drama department until his senior year. Uninspired by the usual high-school productions, he wrote an original play and drafted Sean Penn to direct it. Titled Echoes of an Era, the story was based on the life of a Vietnam vet whom Estevez met while staying in the Philippines. Around the same time, he landed his first professional stage role opposite his father in Mr. Roberts at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater in Jupiter, FL.Estevez made his small-screen debut right after graduating from high school. He appeared in the ABC Afterschool Special Seventeen Going on Nowhere (1980) before joining his father in the cast of To Climb a Mountain (1981), an installment of the religious television series Insight. In 1981, after returning from India where he served as his father's stand-in during the taping of Gandhi (1982), Estevez landed his first feature-film role opposite Matt Dillon in Tex (1982). The film marked the first of three adaptations of S.E. Hinton's books in which Estevez would appear. A year later, he starred in Francis Ford Coppola's unforgettable adaptation of Hinton's novel The Outsiders (1983), with Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, and Ralph Macchio.By 1983, Estevez found himself on the short list of young actors. Oliver Stone asked him to star in his Academy Award-winning Vietnam film Platoon (1986), but the director could not finance the project in time (Estevez's brother, Charlie, took the role five years later). Instead, Estevez decided to play a punk rocker-turned-car repossessor in Alex Cox's Repo Man (1984). Co-executive produced by former Monkee Mike Nesmith, the wacky comedy also starred cult favorite Harry Dean Stanton and was a lasting underground hit. Estevez next gave a successful reading for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club (1985), a film about five very different high-school kids who are forced to spend a Saturday together in detention. Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy rounded out the cast in what turned out to be the quintessential teen-angst fil

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Abominable Christmas
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Dear Dracula
  • Actor
2012
82% The Way
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Daniel Avery
$4.3M 2011
21% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys)
  • Ferryman
$15.1M 2007
46% Bobby
  • Screenwriter
  • Tim Fallon
  • Producer
  • Director
$11.1M 2006
29% The L.A. Riot Spectacular
  • Officer Powell
2005
No Score Yet Culture Clash in AmeriCCa
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet 3 Wise Men
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Sand
  • Trip
2002
25% Rated X
  • Director
  • Jim Mitchell
2001
No Score Yet Late Last Night
  • Dan
1999
No Score Yet Dollar for the Dead
  • The Cowboy
1998
60% The War at Home
  • Jeremy Collier
  • Producer
  • Director
1996
20% D3: The Mighty Ducks
  • Gordon Bombay
1996
63% Mission: Impossible
  • Electronics Expert
1996
9% The Jerky Boys
  • Executive Producer
1995
21% D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Gordon Bombay
1994
No Score Yet Dark Universe
  • Actor
1993
31% Judgment Night
  • Frank Wyatt
1993
14% Another Stakeout
  • Bill Reimers
1993
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Jack Colt
1993
15% The Mighty Ducks
  • Gordon Bombay
1992
14% Freejack
  • Alex Furlong
1992
29% Men at Work
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • James St. James
1990
35% Young Guns II
  • Billy the Kid
1990
No Score Yet Nightbreaker
  • Dr. Alexander Brown Jr.
1989
42% Young Guns
  • Billy the Kid
1988
No Score Yet Never on Tuesday
  • Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)
1988
87% Stakeout
  • Bill Reimers
1987
17% Maximum Overdrive
  • Bill Robinson
1986
No Score Yet Wisdom
  • John Wisdom
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1986
0% That Was Then...This Is Now
  • Screenwriter
1985
89% The Breakfast Club
  • Andrew Clark
1985
47% St. Elmo's Fire
  • Kirby Keger
1985
No Score Yet Making the Grade
  • Mike
1984
98% Repo Man
  • Otto
1984
17% Nightmares
  • J.J.
1983
65% The Outsiders
  • Two-Bit Matthews
1983
83% Tex
  • Johnny Collins
1982
No Score Yet In the Custody of Strangers
  • Danny Caldwell
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Director
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Andy
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Director
  • 2005
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Director
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1994

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