Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dear Mr. Sheen: STFU and watch the classic films that wrote the egomaniacal celebrity meltdown playbook

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 12:28 PM

As sick of Charlie Sheen as I am?

Instead of feeding the monster, why not take a look at the original egomaniacal celebrity meltdown playbook?

Delusions of Grandeur? (check)

Tantrums? (check)

Catch phrases? (check)

Product placement? (check)

Enablers? (check)

The only thing missing, is Twitter.

What follows is a series of clips from classic and "modern classic" Hollywood films that foretold Charlie Sheen's predictable fate (for those who don't want spoilers things don't usually end well for the protagonist in these stories, despite their own claims that they are "duh! winning!"):

A Face in the Crowd

http://nymag.com/arts/tv/features/charlie-sheen-2011-3/?imw=Y&f=most-viewed-24h5

Network
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http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7835590/charlie_sheen_quotes_to_be_marketable.html

Truman Show

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jLwXVgjEQwpCKizyr0Gpx0Am-q-g?docId=6178616

Sunset Blvd.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-mavericks/headlines/20110306-mark-cuban-in-talks-with-charlie-sheen-about-possible-television-show.ece

All About Eve

http://www.accesshollywood.com/charlie-sheen-fired-from-two-and-a-half-men_article_44895

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