Martin Sheen

  • Aired:  06/11/12
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Actor Martin Sheen discusses "The Amazing Spider-Man," lefty-liberalism and his given Latino name. (5:49)

>> WELCOME BACK EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS AN AWARD-WINNING ACTER WHO STARS IN THE UPCOMING, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.

>> SO ALL THIS IS ABOUT GETTING EVEN IF SO I GUESS YOU MUST FEEL PRETTY GOOD

ABOUT YOURSELF, RIGHT.

AM I RIGHT OR WRONG.

YEAH, THOUGHT SO.

WELL, THANKS TO THIS LITTLE ESCAPADE OF YOURS I HAD TO CHANGE SHIFTS AT WORK SO YOU

HAVE TO PICK UP AT 09 CLOCK.

UNDERSTOOD?

>> IS THAT UNDERSTOOD.

>> OKAY.

>> GOOD.

>> SHE LOOKS FAMILIAR.

>> SHE'S THE GIRL ON YOUR COMPUTER.

>> YEAH.

HE'S GOT YOU ON HIS COMPUTER.

I'M HIS PROBATION OFFICER.

I AM SO GLAD THEY FINALLY MADE A MOVIE OUT OF THAT AWESOME MUTS CALL.

PLEASE WELCOME MARTIN SHINE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) MARTIN, SO NICE TO MEET YOU.

SIT DOWN, SIR.

ALL RIGHT.

I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT MOVIE.

I'VE ONLY SEEN THAT PART OF IT.

BUT IT LOOK ITS REALLY GOOD.

IT'S IN 3-D TOO, ISN'T IT.

>> YEAH.

>> I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THAT HIGH SCHOOL HALLWAY IN 3-DID.

THAT IS EXCITING TO SEE THE LOCKERS AND EVERYTHING.

>> OR MARTIN SHEEN IN 3-D.

WHAT MUST HE BE LIKE IN 3-D.

WITH CURLEY HAIR.

>> YEAH.

>> CURLEY HAIR.

NOW SIR, I'M TORN TO HAVE YOU ON THE SHOW.

BECAUSE I'M A BIG FAN.

YOU'RE A GREAT ACTOR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

BUT YOU'RE ALSO A SUPERLEFTIE LIBERAL.

AND AND YOU WERE ALSO YOU'RE LIKE SISTER COMMIE WHO WAS HERE A MINUTE AGO, SISTER KARL MARX.

>> I LOVE SISTER.

>> YOU HAVE REPEATEDLY BEEN ARRESTED FOR ACTS OF ACTIVITY.

>> IT'S OUTRAGEOUS.

>> WHY, WHY ARE YOU SUCH A LEFTIE LIBERAL.

WHO INSPIRED YOU.

>> IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT SAME GOSPEL SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW.

WE'RE CALLED TO BE A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS AND BE A PRESENCE FOR THE MARGINAL.

AND SO IF YOU HAVE A CAPABILITIES AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK FULL-TIME,

YOU'RE REQUIRED TO BE ON THE LINE AND SERVE THE COMMON GOOD.

>> I SHOULD PEPPER SPRAY YOU RIGHT NOW!

(LAUGHTER)

>> JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE.

WELL, YOU KNOW T WOULD BE MY OWN FAULT.

>> IT WOULD, IT ABSOLUTELY WOULD.

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS OUT THERE, ONE OF THE THIN RUSS BEST KNOWN FOR

IS PLAYING THE PRESIDENT IN THE WEST WING.

>> YES.

>> YOU REALIZE, YOU REALIZE,

SIR, THAT YOU HAVE RUINED BEING A LIBERAL PRESIDENT FOR BARACK OBAMA.

(LAUGHTER) BECAUSE NO LIBERAL PRESIDENT CAN BE AS LIBERAL OR AS PRESIDENTIAL AS BARTLETT WAS.

>> OH.

>> IT WAS AN IDEALIZED PORTRAIT OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT.

>> A LIBERAL CATHOLIC DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT, YEAH,

YEAH, UH-HUH.

>> I THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD RESPOND TO THAT.

>> NO, NO I'M A CONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, OKAY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> BACK WHEN IT WAS SOMETHING WOW DO AS JOSIAH BARTLETT WOULD YOU PUT YOUR

JACKET ON LIKE THIS.

>> YES.

>> DO YOU KNOW WHAT MI ABOUT TO DO.

>> YEAH.

>> YOU'RE AIDE WOULD HAND YOU YOUR JACKET LIKE THIS.

>> NO, NO, THEY WOULDN'T HAND IT TO ME.

>> NO, I WOULD DO IT.

>> YOUR MIKE IS ON THERE,

CHIEF.

>> OH.

>> SO YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SEEING NOBODY HANDS IT TO YOU, YOU HAND IT TO YOURSELF.

LET ME SEE, YOU GO THIS, GO,

THROW IT OVER YOUR HEAD.

DIRECTLY.

>> DIRECTLY OVER YOUR HEAD.

>> YES, YES.

>> YES, NOW YOU'RE REALLY FEELING YOU'RE READY FOR BATTLE.

>> YES, INDEED.

>> FEELS LIKE A PIECE OF ARMOUR.

>> YOU HAD AN UNHISPANIC NAME ORIGINALLY.

>> IT WAS ORIGINALLY GERALDO RIVERA.

>> NO, NO, I STILL HAVE THE NAME RAMON ES TESTIFY EASY.

>> YOU CHANGED IT.

>> I DID.

I STARTED USING MARTIN SHEEN BECAUSE I HAD DIFFICULTY GETTING A JOB AT THAT TIME

BECAUSE THERE WAS SUCH PREJUDICE AGAINST HISPANICS.

>> THE LATINO PREFER TO BE CALLED.

>> YEAH.

>> HAVE QUITE A CULTURAL IMPACT ON OUR COUNTRY THESE DAYS HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT

TAKING THE OLD RAMON ESTEVES BACK.

>> IF THE ACTING GIG DOESN'T WORK OUT I CAN ALWAYS GO BACK TO RAMON, YES, I

THOUGHT OF THAT.

>> SO RAMON IS NOT AN ACTOR.

>> MARTIN IS AN ACTOR.

>> WHAT WOULD RAMON DO.

>> RAMON DID ALL KINDS OF THINGS.

HE WORKED IN A CAR WASH IN STATEN ISLAND.

I'M FAMILIAR WITH THE UNSKILLED LABOR.

>> SO YOU HAVE GOT A RETIREMENT PLAN.

>> MARTIN THANK YOU SOME.

MARTIN SHEEN.

SPIDER-MAN.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OPENS JULY 3rd.

WE'LL ROOB RIGHT BACK.

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