The path of discovery has been exciting these past years, from the day I stumbled on to the Miles Mathis site until today. There is always some strange phenomenon not before encountered and begging for explanation. I do not consider the fact that I do not have an explanation to be a problem. Maybe someday I will, or maybe someone will trip by here and drop a comment that clears things up. But for now, I am content to be in the dark, knowing what but not why.
The Charlie Sheen group is a name I gave to some movie stars whose faces are so like Charlie’s that were it not for other features like hair color and date of birth, I might think them the same people. First I am going to go through the list, and then at the end speculate about what is going on.
On the left is Steve McQueen (1930-1980), perhaps the third oldest member of any of the groups that I have encountered. McQueen was a movie star during the 60s and 70s, fought a famous battle with cancer, even going to Mexico for treatments. In the movie Bullitt, there was a car chase in San Francisco that was the first of its genre, and many times imitated. What I remember most about that movie (1968) was that McQueen looked at Robert Vaughn and and said “Bullshit!” It was the first time I ever heard swearing in a movie. We are looking at an older McQueen and a younger Sheen, so the complexions do not pair up. Below is a younger McQueen.
McQueen’s lips are fuller.
Michael J. Fox is the well-known Canadian actor from Back to the Future, and also one who suffers from Parkinson’s, an auto-immune disease. He’s been medicating for it for decades now, as he was first diagnosed in 1991. No one knows the cause of auto-immune diseases, but there is much speculation concerning environmental causes, to which I would add, possibly, vaccinations. But we will never know, will we, as such matters are not studied.
Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz in 1936, and starred as Little Joe Cartwright in a TV series called Bonanza from 1959 to 1973. He later went on to star in Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1982, and then Highway to Heaven from 1984 to 1989. In 1991 he appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to discuss his pancreatic cancer, which would end his life on July 1, 1991 at age 54. Most of Landon’s television career was centered on wholesomeness, with Landon always playing a sympathetic character, even sugary. For that reason, he was very well known to most Americans, and his death was considered a great loss. I wrote about it in a post, The Good They Die Young, some time back. Naturally, I regarded the death as suspicious. After all, television is a vast wasteland of crime, murder, and betrayal. To have a wholesome show like Stairway, which ran 111 episodes, was a treat, real “family” entertainment. The two stars of the show, Landon and Victor French, each died of cancer within two years of one another.
Justin Bateman is a well known actor whose work I have enjoyed, especially his comedic stint on Arrested Development, a cult favorite that hung on long past its welcome on Fox in 2006, The last season was aired in 2018-19. I see it too – that Bateman’s chin is just a little longer than Charlie’s, so that this is not a perfect match, but the rest lines up well enough for inclusion in the batch.
Patrick McGoohan (1928-2009) is a pretty good match for Charlie, a few minor differences. McGoohan had a long list of credits to his name, and I recognized hardly any of them. Some might remember him as the Warden in Escape from Alcatraz (1979), and as Longshanks, or King Edward I in Braveheart (1995).
Pierce Brosnan is known, of course, for playing Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia!, and for singing in that role. His musical performance reminded me of a woman in labor. I cannot think of much else he has done with his career. And again, a slight mismatch in the length of chins. Brosnan was the first I noticed to look more like Charlie Sheen than Matt Damon. And yes, I know he played James Bond and was a popular leading man for a couple of decades.
Again with the jaw problem, this is Christian Slater. It’s close, so I would give it an honorable mention.
That is everything I have at this time of the Charlie Sheen Group. Honestly, I am not keeping up with the latest batches of stars, singers and all of that. I can page through US Weekly and only recognize a couple of names. I do hope someone else takes up this work, as it is both fun and needs an explanation.
I offer this: I look at Martin Sheen and think he is for sure Charlie’s dad. There are many familial similarities. What if Martin was a sperm donor to an egg of some other origin? All the traits, including the golden ratio are apparent. We rarely see the rejects, only the Charlie’s and Brad Pitt’s and, sigh, the Matt Damon’s. The rejects are there, but do not attain fame, only infamy. Thus do I stumble upon Mark David Chapman, supposed killer of John Lennon, a member of my Jack Nicholson batch. John Wayne Gacy is smiling at us in his Wikipedia ‘official truth’ photos. It’s a knowing smile.
Damn! That is another post. I got confused? How terribly strange to be seventy.