Shawn Edwards catches up with film veteran Martin Sheen to talk about bringing The Amazing Spider-Man to the big screen.
A multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner, MARTIN SHEEN (Uncle Ben) is one of America’s most celebrated, colorful and accomplished 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 Sheen worldwide recognition. The film also starred Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper and Robert Duvall. Other notable credits include Wall Street (with son Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas), The Academy Award®-winning film Ghandi (with Sir Ben Kingsley), Catch Me If You Can (with Leonardo DiCaprio & Tom Hanks), The American President (with Douglas & Annette Bening) and a Golden Globe nominated breakthrough performance as Timmy Cleary in The Subject Was Roses – a role he originated on Broadway and for which he received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actor.
In 2006, the actor played ill-fated cop Oliver Queenan in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award®-winning film The Departed opposite DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin. The same year, Sheen joined another all-star ensemble cast for the highly acclaimed feature Bobby, written and directed by his son, Emilio Estevez. Bobby was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award and starred Anthony Hopkins, Harry Belafonte, Laurence Fishbourne, Sharon Stone, William H. Macy, Elijah Wood, Demi Moore and Heather Graham.
His most recent feature films include The Double with Richard Gere and Topher Grace, Stella Days (Irish Film & TV - Best Actor nomination), as well as The Way, written and directed by Emilio Estevez. Sheen co-authored the bestselling memoir Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son (Free Press, May 2012) with Estevez. For television audiences, Sheen is best recognized for his award-winning role as President Josiah Bartlet in NBC’s long-running “The West Wing.”
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