(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen is Hollywood’s unofficial party animal, but Rob Lowe reveals he went head-to-head with Tinseltown’s reigning warlock years ago and the two actually competed to see who could play harder.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lowe says in the late '80s, when he was making the movie Masquerade and Sheen was working on Wall Street, the two “competed to see who could play harder, then show up for work and still kick a**.” Who won? Lowe says, “The verdict: Charlie by a nose.” Lowe says Sheen in the 1980s was a wonderful mix of “nerd and rebel.”
Lowe recently completed his autobiography and shared details with Vanity Fair for its May issue. Recalling his days as a member of Hollywood’s so-called "Brat Pack" of young actors in the 1980s, which also included Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and others, Lowe tells the magazine, “The 'Brat Pack' is timeless. We should all be so lucky in our lives to create things that we're still talking about 25 years later.”
Lowe also recalls a moment for the magazine when he was 17 and auditioning for the movie The Outsiders. He remembers co-star Tom Cruise being “robotic” and having a “bloodless focus” and intensity that he had never encountered before. Lowe says while the rest of the young actors were “staggering around like happy goofs,” Cruise was acting “like a 50-year-old businessman,” expressing shock that he had to share a room with the others.
The issue of Vanity Fair arrives on newsstands in New York and L.A. March 31, and the rest of the nation on April 5.
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