Hollywood veteran Martin Sheen has been in the entertainment industry for decades now and is still considered one of the top stars in Hollywood. It is for that reason that it was a surprise to see Martin Sheen on stage with a group of students at the Phil L. Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock.
Martin performed in the play called the Navajo News, which was a sequence of sketches, taking a comedic look at the Navajo way of life. The play was written and performed by the students, with Martin as the guest star.
Sheen explained, "Acting is what I do for a living. Activism is what I do to stay alive. So often, you come to a place like this thinking you're going to teach, and so often you end up learning something. Most of (the students) are very shy -- they're not intimidated -- they're just shy. You can really only learn about yourself through others."
Meanwhile, one of the students, sixteen year old Miracle Russell, said of Sheen, "He really is sweet, and nice, like a grandfather. Yeah, it's like you're hanging out with your grandfather."
As for his Hollywood career, Martin Sheen will again be seen as Uncle Ben in the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which opens on April 18, 2014 in the UK and May 2, 2014 in the US.