Oliver Stone on Charlie Sheen's Outlandish Behavior: 'He Wanted Money'

8:00 AM PST 06/13/2012 by THR Staff
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Charlie Sheen and Oliver Stone

The "Savages" director says that "fame" got to the former "Two and a Half Men" star.

Oliver Stone isn't shy when speaking of Charlie Sheen's public debacles.

The filmmaker revealed in The Hollywood Reporter cover story that he is no longer close with the former Two and a Half Men star, who appeared in Stone's 1986 Vietnam War drama Platoon and 1987's Wall Street. (Platoon won Academy Awards for best picture and best director, while Wall Street took home one for best actor.)

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When asked to voice his thoughts on Sheen's outlandish behavior, Stone jokingly buried his face in his hands, "Oh boy, you're going to get me in trouble."

The director believes that Sheen sought out things, often unhealthy, that fed into his desires to make money.

"Fame did it to him, not me. He got wild," Stone says. "Listen, he's one of the richest actors in the world. He wanted money. He loved money. Maybe he was more like the Wall Street boy than we knew."

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Sheen, who makes a return to television with the FX comedy Anger Management on June 28 after being fired from Two and a Half Men in March 2011, has his share of headlines, from drug and alcohol issues to marital problems.

Stone's next film, Savages, opens in theaters July 6.

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