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Is Charlie Sheen Planning to Retire?


Charlie Sheen, America’s second favorite psychotic madman (ranking behind Mel Gibson, of course), spoke to the New York Times about his new FX show ‘Anger Management‘ and slipped the details about what he plans to do once the show has run its coure. In short, he has no plans. In fact, Sheen made it pretty clear that retirement is on his mind.

‘Anger Management’ begins its first season on June 28th and for all we know, it’ll run for years. Still, whether it runs for ten episodes or one hundred, Sheen’s plan post-show is to take it easy:

“When I’m done with this business it’s just going to be about soccer games and amusement parks…And when this ends, I’m done. This is my swan song.”

For a man infamous for being a bit of a lunatic, Sheen seems pretty at peace with himself and his legacy in the interview, aware that his level of success is rare. Still, he makes it pretty clear that even successful actors like himself can start to find the job dull:

“I mean, I’m grateful. I’ve got a dream life as a direct result of television, you know? But at some point you just get tired of wearing somebody else’s clothes, saying somebody else’s words and working in somebody else’s space. I’m also aware of the fact that you don’t get these kinds of shots in the same lifetime. You’re only supposed to have one hit show, unless you’re Kelsey Grammer.”

Of course, that kind of level-headedness must be accompanied by some trademark Sheen rambling, which the actor delivered when he was questioned about the network asking him to submit to drug tests:

“It’s an invasion of privacy, man. Total invasion of privacy… If they say, ‘What’s going on?’ I’m like, I don’t know, what’s going on with you? ‘Well, you seem a little …’ Really, that’s your opinion? How does the work look? ‘Well, the work’s great but …’ Everything after ‘but’ is a dial tone. Go to hell.”

If you’re a fan of Sheen or find him to be a train wreck worth keeping an eye on, the rest of the interview is worth your time, namely for his lengthy rant where he blasts Alcoholics Anonymous and the moment where ne not-so-successfully sidesteps questions about the fiasco that was him leaving ‘Two and a Half Men.’ What do you think? Is leaving the public eye a good thing for Sheen or do you want to see more of him?

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