June 27, 2012— -- intro: Charlie Sheen is a man who speaks his mind, makes no excuses and gives few apologies.
In a recent interview with "Nightline," the 46-year-old actor, who became famous for bad-mouthing almost everyone in his wake, talked about his checkered past with blatant honesty.
"I don't walk around with a ton of guilt," he said. "I don't walk around with a ton of shame. I don't think it really serves in any way, you know, makes anything better."
But what a difference a year makes. Last year, Sheen was a crazed actor whose public meltdown included wild parties, a horde of women he called "goddesses" and his bizarre "winning" catchphrase, all contributing to his being fired from the sitcom, "Two and a Half Men."
Now, a more subdued Sheen is starring in a new show, "Anger Management," a title not void of irony. The actor said he is different from the man he was last year, with more "sanity" and "integrity."
"There was such a laundry list of so many elements and all the components of what led to that whole train wreck, that whole wipeout, whatever you want to call it, that violent torpedo that flew out of my mouth," he said.
But there are still a few eccentric quirks to Charlie Sheen's persona. The actor said he wears blue underwear each day and buys 4,000 lottery tickets a week, despite being a multi-millionaire.
"[Money] can't buy you happiness, but it can give you choices in certain areas that can ultimately lead to a happier time or happier self," he said.
Here are some other interesting facts you might not have known about Charlie Sheen.
quicklist: 1category:title: He Has Three Nipplesurl: media:16664015 text: What's the one thing Charlie Sheen claims no one else knows?
"I have three nipples," he said. "But you can only tell if it gets a little bit hard."
quicklist: 2category:title: Smokes 30 Cigarettes Day url: media:16663983text: While the world watched as Charlie Sheen ranted and raved, both on-screen and online, last year, speculation was rampant that drugs triggered his behavior, which he still denies.
Sheen said he can go weeks with consuming alcohol and weeks where he doesn't drink a drop, but he enjoys cigarettes regularly.
"I like to smoke, yeah. I'm addicted to cigarettes," Sheen said. "I'm just waiting for them to recognize alcohol as a drug."
quicklist: 3category: title: He Has One Gold Toothurl: media:15165163text: About a year and a half ago, Charlie Sheen said he had a gold tooth put in.
"I like my gold tooth," the actor said.
Sheen has the tooth covered when he is on camera, which is why viewers might not have noticed it before.
"I don't care. It's the other people that have the problem with it," he said.
quicklist: 4category: title: He's Been Married and Divorced Three Timesurl: media:15200644text: Monogamy is "not a color that I wear well," Charlie Sheen said.
"I love women. I think I'm, what's the term, polyamorous...But I never cheated in any of those marriages."
Sheen has been married and divorced three times, with his longest marriage to actress Denise Richards. After a bitter break-up in 2005, followed by a nasty custody battle over their two daughters, Sam and Lola, Sheen said the two have repaired their friendship for the sake of their girls. They will even travel together so their daughters can be with both parents.
"Denise is terrific," Sheen said. "She been a great friend and a great confidante and a great mom to those girls... and I think that if we're not friends and [the girls are] suffering, then shame on both of us."
As for getting married again, Sheen didn't seem too keen on the idea.
"I don't want to wear the golden sombrero of marriage, Sheen said. "I think that if I can find the right person that is OK with not having a document to say that yeah, we really love each other, that would be OK."
quicklist: 5category: title: He Has Five Kidsurl: media:16664025text: Charlie Sheen has three daughters and two sons, and said he is close with his first child, Cassandra Estevez, whom Sheen had with his ex-girlfriend Paula Speers.
"My older daughter Cassandra, she's terrific. She's one of my best friends," he said.
In Sept. 2010, Sheen walked his daughter down the aisle when she wed her childhood sweetheart, People magazine reported.
quicklist: 6category: title: He Has 7,594,768 Twitter Followersurl: media:15164214text: If Charlie Sheen is "winning" in any category, it's social media.
His wild rants, including videos he posted of himself online last year, have earned him over 7.5 million Twitter followers, more than Khloe or Kourtney Kardashian, which surprised Sheen.
"I still own the whole experience," he said. "Good, bad or indifferent, win, lose or draw, that's-- there were some moments to have lived inside that no one could ever take away from me. And that's pretty cool beans."
quicklist: 7category: title: He Has 21 TVs in His Homeurl: media:16123631text: Why wouldn't a TV star have dozens of TVs in his house?
"The whole day can be spent at my house just hanging out with my kids or my dogs and my friends or all my televisions. I have a lot of televisions. I have 21 televisions," Sheen said. "I'm on television, so I like to have a lot of televisions. Not to watch myself, but just to see what's on TV."
quicklist: 8category: title: He Has Been Acting for 30 Yearsurl: media:16663973text: Charlie Sheen made his film debut in 1984 when he starred in the Cold War drama, "Red Dawn," alongside Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
Over the years, the actor has starred in other popular films including, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Platoon," "Wall Street" and "The Rookie." He even played himself in the 1999 dark comedy, "Being John Malkovich."
"There's a respect level for the longevity that I've had," Sheen said. "I'm in my 30th year, which I'm kind of proud of and I'm still here to tell the stories."
After breaking into television in 2000 on the TV series, "Spin City," Sheen landed his first major TV role on "Two and a Half Men" in 2003. He became the highest-paid actor on television, but his bad boy behavior led him to be dismissed from the show last year.
"But I think that it's not just about being responsible, or about the antics. It's also about continuing to hopefully do good work and deliver myself in projects that people can still root for," Sheen said.
quicklist: 9category: title: He Made $25 Million in 'Men' Lawsuitsurl: media:14623534text: Charlie Sheen was in his third rehab stint in 12 months by January 2011, forcing the TV show, "Two and a Half Men" into hiatus.
CBS canceled the rest of the show's fourth season the following month after Sheen publicly attacked series creator Chuck Lorre. Warner Bros. Television went as far as to ban Sheen from its studio lot. Sheen was officially dismissed from the show in March 2011 and replaced by actor Ashton Kutcher.
In the rocky aftermath, Sheen continued to bash Lorre and filed a wrongful termination suit against him and Warner Bros. The actor was awarded $25 million in the settlement last September.
But as part of his "I'm turning over a new leaf" persona, the new Sheen seemed to want to put the mess behind him. If he were to see Lorre today, Sheen said he would greet him warmly.
"I'd give him a hug and say, 'sorry bro, I was way out to line. I still don't agree with how you handled things. But let's at least-- not be enemies,'" Sheen said. "I would definitely want to just show some respect."
quicklist: 10category: title: He Stands to Make up to $200 Million With 'Anger'url: media:16492605text: Sheen is back in television again with a new sitcom called "Anger Management," in which Sheen, funny enough, plays a therapist.
"I just didn't want to have anything that really resembled the other show," he said. "I just wanted to play a guy that was a lot smarter, a lot more capable."
While he was the highest-paid actor on television when he starred on "Two and a Half Men," Sheen stands to make up to $200 million with "Anger Management."