Charlie Sheen Took Steroids Before Filming 'Major League'

Landing a Major Hit With 'Major League 2' – 1993
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Charlie Sheen created an iconic role as Cleveland Indians pitcher Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn in Major League and again in Major League 2. The two satire films together made over $80 million domestically. Sheen said last month that he's interested in starring in another movie in the franchise.

He quit after he could no longer control his temper -- and he nearly beat up strangers who mocked his haircut for the film.

Charlie Sheen took steroids to prepare for his role in Major League, he admits in a new interview in Sports Illustrated.

"Let's just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids," says Sheen (via the New York Daily News).

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"I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don't give a f--k. My fastball went from 79 [miles-per-hour] to like 85," he goes on.

He quit the drug when he lost control of his temper -- and nearly beat up several strangers who mocked the spunky haircut he wore for the 1989 movie.

"I didn't like the haircut because it generated so many comments in bars. I've got enough of that already. Add that to the mix, and it's a recipe for a fistfight," he says.

This isn't the first time Sheen has bragged about drug use.

The former Two and a Half Men star bragged to ABC News in February that he's taken more drugs "than anybody could survive" - including "banging seven-gram rocks."

According to recent reports, his character will be violently killed off Men. Ashton Kutcher will replace him this season.