TAKE THE COMICAL CHARLIE SHEEN QUIZ: Who said it first -- Sheen or a big-screen character?
"You have [a] right to kill me."
-- Charlie Sheen...OR "Apocalypse Now"?
Is Charlie Sheen subtly cribbing from his own scripts?
Or perhaps, too, even his dad's?
Comic Riffs has been combing Charlie Sheen cartoons and memes for what seems like weeks now, bringing you the adapted-Sheen cat quotes and superhero art and animations -- and even putting out the call for a New Yorker Cartoon-Caption Mash-Up. And as we pored over the actor's bizarrely compelling comments, something gnawed at us, clawing at our memory banks with all the ferocity of Mr. Tiger Blood himself. To wit:
Why do so many of Charlie Sheen's recent quotes ring so maddeningly familiar?
In real life, Sheen loves to spew sound bites as affected as anything out of a war film, campy comedy or sports flick. And one recent quote was especially cinematic. It came when the "Two and a Half Men" star -- amid his feud with show creator Chuck Lorre -- said that we, his public, have the right to kill him (o-kaaay) but that judgment is not ours to render. But that blasted line sounds just like something we might have heard ....
In "Apocalypse Now."
From Marlon Brando.
Whose character Kurtz faces off against Willard, who is portrayed by ...
The father of Charlie Sheen. A-haaa...
Suddenly, so many of Sheen's recent rants, riffs and soliloquys seem tinged with writerly lines from such Oscar-decorated Vietnam War films as 1979's "Apocalypse Now" (starring Martin Sheen) and 1986's "Platoon" (starring Charlie, natch), as well as even Charlie's '90s "Hot Shots!" films that parodied the earlier excellent war films.
Don't believe us, bro? Then try taking our little Comical Charlie Sheen Quiz, "Twenty Questions"-style. With each question, guess whether the line was said by a fictional film character (all movie quotes scoured from "Platoon," "Apocalypse Now" and "Hot Shots," per imdb.com) or by the matter-of-factual Charlie Sheen himself when decidedly not in character. (Well, at least not in character on film.)
Good luck, Tiger Blood. Remember, in Charlie's seemingly script-cribbing world, it's all about #WINNING.
(Click-through below for the quiz.)
(Requisite disclaimer: This quiz is not scientific -- all in tongue-in-cheek fun, bro.)
ANSWERS: The Charlie Sheen quotes are these questions:
2.; 4.; 6.; 7.; 10.; 12.; 14.; 16.; 18.; 20.
| March 2, 2011; 11:30 PM ET
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