Charlie Sheen's roles in Oliver Stone's gritty Vietnam War drama "Platoon" (1986) and Stone's bleak portrait of Reagan-era greed, "Wall Street" (1987), gave the actor his big break in Hollywood, but those films proved to be anomalies in a career later characterized by laughs - both on- and off-screen. During the 1990s, Sheen found a niche in light comedies that banked on his good looks and flair for deadpan comedy, though even blockbuster spoofs like "Hot Shots" (1991) were overshadowed by Sheen's real-life penchant for prostitutes, cocaine and loquacious bravado. The notorious bad boy finally hit on a successful formula after a decade of being the butt of Hollywood jokes, when he began laughing at himself and his clichéd image. His own genuinely funny brand of comedy emerged and he went on to enjoy primetime acclaim; first with a Golden Globe-winning run on the sitcom "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), where his character's shady past resonated for laughs, followed by a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as an unapologetic, swinging bachelor on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003-2015). Sheen may never have recovered his early promise as a dramatic actor, but he miraculously overcame a negative public image to become a charming and well-regarded sitcom actor who, for a time, became the highest paid actor on television. However, Sheen's personal issues seemed to get the best of him yet again in 2010-11, when a series of emergency room visits, porn star parties and rumored drug binges during the program's eighth season helped publicly unravel not only the popular show, but the man as well. Sheen's announcement in November 2015 that he had been diagnosed as HIV positive four years previously was widely seen as a sad coda to his years of public misbehavior.