1st Lieutenant Dobbs
Why It’s The Best:
It’s a relatively small part, but is worth flagging up on the grounds that Sheen’s bright-eyed decency more than holds its own amid a host of grandstanding performers. When you make your presence felt alongside Alan Arkin, Anthony Perkins, Charles Grodin, Jon Voight and Orson Welles, you know you’re doing something right.
Arkin and Sheen enjoy a fine rapport throughout the film, as evidenced by the following exchange: “If he raises the number of missions again, I swear to God, I'll help you kill him,” begins Arkin. “Really?” replies Sheen. “I swear,” is the response. “Well, that’s very reasonable of you,” concludes Sheen.
“Going to Mexico was memorable. We just left a blizzard in New York City then we were in San Bernado desert, and the boys would bring home kids from the fishing village. I remember one night Ramone disappeared during this huge carnival. Here we are in a foreign country and I’ve lost one of my kids!”