After analyzing Charlie Sheen’s body language for CBS’s “Insider” today I can clearly see that Charlie is overly consumed with anger and hostility which I believe will eventually destroy him unless he gets out of his denial and gets some professional help.
His vebally attacking statements and self-aggrandizement, rapid staccato speech patterns, harsh glottal vocalizations, agitated facial expressions with furrowed brow and wide-eyed stare, and constant body movements, reflect a man who in my view, is either on some type of drug that has altered his behavior or he possibly has a psychological condition that reflects his aberrant behavior.
Based on Charlie Sheen’s body language his arrogance appears to be in full bloom. His outward expansive movements show that he thinks he is in control of the situation.
His disheveled hair and his smoking a cigarette during one of his interviews with the cigarette even dangling from his lips as he spoke, shows that he could care less about his public image.
Besides his bizarre speech which was intended to “shock” the main thing I noticed which was disturbing was Charlie Sheen’s voice pattern . It was harsh and raspy which is often an indicator that a person may be doing self-destructive acts which tend to injure the vocal apparatus, like smoking, drinking and drugging excessively.
While his bulging wide-eyed look and furrowed brow, and lip pursing showed constant anger and arrogance , his lip licking and shoulder shrugs reflected that he may have been posturing as deep down, he really didn’t believe everything he was saying.
This was particularly evident when he said that CBS could have to pay him 3 million per episode if they wanted him back. It is clear that he knew his demand was ridiculous, but it was his way of baiting and instigating and pouring verbal fuel on the fire.
There is no doubt that Charlie Sheen is so out of control and that he may be a danger not only to himself but to those around him. There is no doubt that with all of his pent-up anger that he could possibly cause bodily harm to someone .
In observing his behavior it is easy to see what he allegedly did to his ex wife Brooke Mueller and to numerous women who have accused him of physical violence throughout the years.
While he didn’t take a physical shot at his nemesis and producer Chuck Lorre , he certainly took a verbal shot at him by outing his Hebrew name which he changed, Haim Levin. Many in Hollywood believe this was an anti Semitic act on Charlie’s part which Charlie in turn denied. No matter how hard Charlie denies it, many feel that it was hitting below the belt and spoke volumes as it was a hostile attempt to degrade Chuck for changing his Jewish sounding name. Ironically, Charlie did the same thing by changing his own name – Carlos Estevez to Charlie Sheen in order to make it sound less Latino.
Perhaps no one knows what havoc Charlie may be capable of doing better than his longtime publicist of seven years, Stan Rosenfeld. Personally, I have known Stan for decades. Stan is one of the finest men with a great deal of decency and respectability. For him to abruptly drop and abandon Charlie is HUGE!
Stan being the ultimate diplomat didn’t trash Charlie. He merely stated,
“I have worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much. However, at this time, I’m unable to work effectively as his publicist and have respectfully resigned.”.
But that didn’t stop Charlie who secured his own publicity by appearing on ABC the Today Show TMZ and on Pierce Morgan. In each interview he appeared to get angrier and angrier, trashing everyone from his father to CBS, to Chuck Lorre to John Stamos, to Stan Rosenfeld. When he learned Stan quit, he ranted that it was he who fired Stan.
He even said that he was going to sue CBS for 320 million dollars “mental anguish.” Based on what I have seen of Charlie’s behavior, it seems that CBS could easily file a countersuit as Charlie has caused them an equal amount of “mental anguish” if not more.
It is sad to witness a man who was once at the top of his game as an actor begin to fall so rapidly. His arrogant and hostile words and bizarre statements are not endearing him to fans. He thinks that fans will rally behind him but they won’t . In fact they are quickly turning against him. They see his arrogance, self-aggrandizement, (being on a drug called Charlie Sheen) and entitlement and they don’t like it one bit.
Charlie’s overinflated opinion of himself will be his biggest downfall. He will quickly learn that he is replaceable and that he is not a powerful as he thinks when it comes to battling a network. It will be a rude awakening when he sees that fans will not rally behind him.
Based on what I have observed speech,voice, and body language wise I don’t have a lot of confidence that Charlie’s outcome will be good. He has said that he would never take medication when asked if he was bipolar. He said he was not bipolar but rather bi-winning. He bragged about his drug intake and said he was proud of the way he partied. If he doesn;t stop his self destruction he will up doing something to himself that can never be repaired. He has also alienated a lot of people and burned many bridges that likewise can never be repaired. Sorry Charlie- that’s the sad and brutal truth! www.drlillianglass.com