In a soon-to-be published interview with Moviefone, actor Corey Feldman is critical of the Hollywood double standard, citing the fact that his acting friend Corey Haim was left out of the Screen Actors Guild and Academy Awards In Memoriam segments and yet if Charlie Sheen were to die suddenly, he would be included, despite Haim and Sheen having had similar careers (the hit TV show being the only difference).
Well I have to be completely honest and say, I’m not a huge fan of
Charlie Sheen. I don’t make it my goal to ever talk badly in the press,
we’re all in it together, that’s the way I look at it, but Charlie in
particular, especially the way that he’s affected other people that I
know — point blank, Charlie and Corey started their careers pretty much
together and Corey fought for his entire life to recover from those
early experiences and to get his life together. And eventually did so,
and yet he was snubbed by all his peers on both of the award shows where
he should have been honored. Whereas Charlie has lived a very parallel
life, the only difference being is that he had a hit TV show.
But if you look at the body of work that Charlie has done, I guarantee
you Corey has had more success than Charlie has in his film career. And
yet, if Charlie were to die tomorrow, I guarantee you, he would be
included in the memoriam. That’s just something for people to think
While we can see parallels between the hard lives and the drug problems, Sheen has a Golden Globe for his work on ‘Spin City,” plus two Globe nominations and four Emmy nominations for “Two and a Half Men.” Feldman specifically cites the movie careers, but we also aren’t sure we’d say Haim had “more success” than Sheen.
As Sheen himself pointed out, he was a main character in the 1986 Best Picture winner “Platoon.” While the Oscar noms may have gone to co-stars Berenger and Dafoe, Sheen was widely praised for the effort.