Charlie Sheen, the star of the classic 1989 baseball movie "Major League" admits in the new Sports Illustrated "Where Are They Now" issue that he used steroids to boost his fastball for the film, according to the New York Daily News.
Talk about method acting. Is this what Sheen meant when he says Tiger Blood runs through his veins?
"Let's just say that I was enhancing my performance a bit," admits Sheen. "It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don't give a f---. My fastball went from 79 to like 85."
"Wild Thing" would have approved.
Sheen's character sported a lightning bolt haircut and, combined with Vaughn's nasty stuff on the mound and 'roid rage, made Wild Thing a cult figure and the most popular and enduring character in the movie about a down-and-out Cleveland Indians team.
The then-22-year-old Sheen said the character didn't make him a winner off the set and his juicing only intensified his rage. Sheen said he stopped using the drug after the actor got into too many confrontations.
"I didn't like the haircut because it generated so many comments in bars. I've got enough of that already," said Sheen. "Add that to the mix, and it's a recipe for a fistfight."
Drugs and Charlie Sheen, what a shock. What no Goddesses?
And I thought Sheen's portrayal of a 'roid-raging pitcher was just good acting.