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Sheen, Sutherland, Platt: Heir Styles

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Like their royally connected characters in The Three Musketeers, Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, and Oliver Platt come from impressive family backgrounds. Each has a prominent father — actor Martin Sheen, actor Donald Sutherland, and former ambassador to Pakistan Nicholas Platt. And how have the costars been affected by their dads? Let’s see:

Martin/Charlie

Father’s Big Role(s)
Serial killer in 1974’s Badlands
Father-Son Similarities
They look almost exactly alike.
Differences
Though Martin is seen as a serious political activist, Charlie is perceived as a fun-loving stud.
When They Worked Together
1974 TV movie The Execution of Private Slovik, 1987’s Wall Street, 1991’s Cadence
Father’s Influence
Charlie decided to pursue acting after observing dad on the set of 1979’s Apocalypse Now.

Donald/Kiefer

Father’s Big Role(s)
Repressed detective in 1971’s Klute
Father-Son Similarities
They look almost exactly alike.
Differences
Though Donald is seen as a serious political activist, Kiefer is perceived as a fun-loving stud.
When They Worked Together
Haven’t yet. Though Kiefer has said he’d like to make a film with his father.
Father’s Influence
Kiefer decided to pursue acting after watching dad in 1980’s Ordinary People.

Nicholas/Oliver

Father’s Big Role(s)
Ex-ambassador: Pakistan, Zambia, Philippines
Father-Son Similarities
They both love to eat.
Differences
Theylook nothing like each other. (“He looks more like his mother,” says Nicholas.)
When They Worked Together
He recently advised Oliver how to use an ax for an upcoming film role.
Father’s Influence
Nicholas urged his son to “do his own thing.”

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