As the son of successful actor Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen made a name for himself in the mid-1980s with such films as Platoon and Wall Street. After a period of less-than-critically acclaimed movie appearances, he was offered the role of Charlie Harper in Two and a Half Men in 2003. The comedy series, during the era of Sheen, was one of the most-watched shows on TV, averaging approximately 14 million viewers per episode. In its eighth season, Sheen was making $1.8 million each episode. He was respected in the comedic community and by fans alike. It was good while it lasted.