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Charlie Sheen has always been one of my favorite actors. Even before ‘Two and a Half Man’. But his success on that show wasn’t all about him. The real story there was the irreverent and witty writing.

Not to mention the performances of the other actors in the series.

I just watched Sheen recently in a movie with Clint Eastwood, ‘The Rookie’, which I thought showcased his acting beyond comedy, very well.

But once again he’s slamming his former employers, taking pot shots at ‘Two and a Half Men’.

The ousted “Two and a Half Men” star, who’s preparing for his small-screen adaptation of the Jack Nicholson film “Anger Management,” took a few shots at the show while out in Los Angeles on Thursday, saying he’s “very disappointed” in the direction “Two and a Half Men” has taken since his ouster, TMZ reports.

Asked about the ratings slide that the show has taken since its eye-popping season premiere numbers, Sheen offered, “People aren’t stupid, you know? Not all of them.”

Sheen was a critical about his replacement, Ashton Kutcher, who plays brokenhearted Internet millionaire Walden Schmidt on the show.

“He’s doing the best he can,” Sheen offered. “I don’t think the role is cursed, but I’m extremely disappointed with how they’re handling what I left behind.”

After a very public, very ugly war of words with “Two and a Half Men” executive producer Chuck Lorre, Sheen struck a conciliatory tone at this year’s Emmys, taking the stage and wishing his former cohorts “nothing but the best” with the show revamp.

The man is set to walk away with over $125 million. You’d think that would be enough for him to hold his critical tongue long enough for the revamped show to get it’s sea legs.

Methinks Charlie’s ego is even larger than I suspected.

You can read more on Sheen’s comments on Yahoo.

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