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Martin Sheen turns 80: a look back(19 images)

The Emmy and Screen Actors Guild-winning actor Martin Sheen, best known for "Apocalypse Now," and his portrayal of President Jed Bartlet in "The West Wing," turns 80 on August 3, 2020. Here's a look back at his career.

Sheen holds up an action figure of his character from "Spawn," at the premiere of the film in New York City July 31, 1997. The film would get a remake in 2018. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Sheen (R) and his granddaughter, Cassandra Jade Estevez, the daughter of actor Charlie Sheen, listen in Malibu Municipal Court as a judge orders his son, actor Charlie Sheen, to be booked on charges of violating his probation, then undergo drug detoxification and enter a residential treatment facility in Malibu, Calif., on May 28,1998. Charlie Sheen admitted to violating the probation in August 1998. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Rob Lowe (L) and Sheen wave to fans as they promote the upcoming premiere of "The West Wing" in New York City on May 17, 1999. Lowe would eventually be written out of the show due to money negotiations. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Sheen holds up winning ballot naming Tiger Woods Golfer of the decade at the ESPY Awards in Las Vegas on February 14, 2000. Later that year, Woods would be named the top PGA player. Photo by Roger Williams/UPI
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