Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Yes. Janet portrayed an artist painting a portrait of John F. Kennedy, which Sheen portrayed in the 1983 Kennedy mini-series.
Yes. The role of Captain Willard was first offered to Steve McQueen. When McQueen turned the role down, Sheen was cast.
Yes. He worked with both Charlie and Ramon in "Cadence," and with Emilio in "In The Custody of Strangers." He directed his daughter, Renee, in the after school special "Babies Having Babies."
Emilio. Emilio was born in May 1962.
Yes. Francesco Estevez immigrated from Vigo, Spain by way of Cuba.
Janet. Martin's mother was Mary Phalan, and he has a daughter named Renee Estevez.
1940. He was born Ramon Estevez on August 3, 1940.
Multiple Sclerosis. Martin as the President revealed in the second series that he was suffering from multiple sclerosis and had to deal with the implications as to whether he should have revealed this earlier. The National MS Society approved this storyline as a way of educating the public about the disease.
Edward. Josiah Bartlet's nickname of 'Jed' came from the first letter of his first name combined with the first two letters of his middle name (Edward).
Smoothing his hair back. Martin did the JFK habit of 'smoothing back his hair' (usually with his right hand) many times during the film.
Boston. Martin's Boston accent was noticeably similar to JFK's, particularly in the inauguration speech.
|The 'Kennedy' series started on the date when John F. Kennedy was assassinated and showed the family hearing the news of what had happened in Dallas. In what year (in the film) did Martin as JFK first appear? ||Martin Sheen And The White House
1960. The first scene showing Martin as John F. Kennedy was during the election of November 1960 when he was waiting for the results.
1983. The series was released in November 1983 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy.
Robert F Kennedy. Based partly on Robert Kennedy's book 'Thirteen Days', this 1974 film showed the Kennedy administration's actions during the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962. Incidentally, the part of John F Kennedy was played by William Devane who also appeared as Secretary of State with Martin as President in 'The West Wing'.
Pool. AJ and Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) had two games of pool in the film and both seemed to be very good players! The first was near the beginning of the film when Andy asked AJ what the reaction would be if he asked Sydney Ellen Wade to be his date; the second time was near the end of the film when they had a heated argument about the President's reluctance to face the criticisms from his rivals and the media about his relationship with Sydney.
Chief of Staff. As well as being President Andrew Shepherd's Chief of Staff, A.J. McInerny was also his best friend and had been the best man at the President's wedding. However, A.J. always respectfully called his friend 'Sir' or 'Mr President' despite Shepherd's request that he should call him 'Andy' when the two of them were alone together.
John Dean. This mini-series was based on the book of the same name by John Dean, who became Special Counsel to President Nixon. It traced Dean's career and also his involvement in Watergate cover-up.