Martin Sheen

1940 - Today

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Ramón Gerard Antonio Estévez (born August 3, 1940), known professionally as Martin Sheen, is an American actor. In a career spanning six decades he has received numerous accolades including three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. Sheen rose to prominence in his breakthrough roles in Terrence Malick's crime drama Badlands (1973) and Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam War drama Apocalypse Now (1979). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Sheen has received more than 23,554,133 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Martin Sheen is the 211th most popular actor (down from 166th in 2019), the 393rd most popular biography from United States (down from 302nd in 2019) and the 101st most popular American Actor.

Martin Sheen is most famous for his role as President Josiah Bartlet in the television series The West Wing.

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  • 24M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.21

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Martin Sheen ranks 211 out of 13,578Before him are Mickey Rourke, Melina Mercouri, Isabelle Adjani, Olivia de Havilland, Ryan O'Neal, and Pierre Richard. After him are Vanessa Redgrave, Mireille Darc, Julie Andrews, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter Sellers, and James Hong.

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Among people born in 1940, Martin Sheen ranks 26Before him are J. M. Coetzee, Carlos Slim, Joseph Brodsky, Michel Temer, Saparmurat Niyazov, and Brian De Palma. After him are Joachim Gauck, John Hurt, Pina Bausch, Peter Fonda, Abbas Kiarostami, and Tony Tan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin Sheen ranks 393 out of 20,380Before him are Ruth Handler (1916), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), Sylvia Plath (1932), Kurt Cobain (1967), Brian De Palma (1940), and Anthony Kiedis (1962). After him are Jimmy Wales (1966), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Joseph Henry (1797), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Barbara McClintock (1902), and Dean Martin (1917).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Martin Sheen ranks 101Before him are Harvey Keitel (1939), Paulette Goddard (1910), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Rock Hudson (1925), Mickey Rourke (1952), and Ryan O'Neal (1941). After him are Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), James Hong (1929), Kim Basinger (1953), Natalie Wood (1938), Jessica Lange (1949), and Peter Fonda (1940).

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