Estevez: 'Making Bobby Took Me Back To Childhood'

Filmmaker EMILIO ESTEVEZ was taken back to his childhood while making real-life assassination drama BOBBY - because his father MARTIN SHEEN had taken him to meet the late Senator ROBERT KENNEDY. Estevez' movie focuses on the last 16 hours of Kennedy's life, before he was shot and killed by SIRHAN SIRHAN at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in 1968. And Estevez' dad Sheen was such a staunch supporter of Democrat Kennedy he played him in the 1974 TV movie THE MISSILES OF OCTOBER. Estevez says, "Dad took me with him on one of those days and that's when Bobby shook my hand. "My father really admired him. I was six when Bobby was shot and when I heard it on the news, it was me who woke up my dad to tell him. "The following year (69) he took me to the Ambassador to pay our respects. My father held my hand, walked me through those grand halls and told me what we had lost. "When I returned to the Ambassador all those years later to shoot the movie, my whole childhood came back to me."


Tags: Emilio Estevez - Martin Sheen


More Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez: 'Our Stuntman Was Scared Of A Lake'

Actor Emilio Estevez (Men At Work; The Breakfast Club; Young Guns) attends a press junket to promote his new movie 'The Way'. Speaking via a...

Gloria Estefan Takes Photo With A Fan - Lifetime movie 'Five' Arrivals Part 1

The made for TV movie 'Five' had its premiere in New York City on the 26th September. Among the stars on the red carpet were...


Rated X (2000) Movie Review

An interesting subject gets a rather shoddy treatment at the hands of Emilio Estevez. Here we have the story of porn pioneers the Mitchell...

The Outsiders Movie Review

When Francis Ford Coppola made The Outsiders in 1983, he was in the midst of yet another career paradigm shift. Having broke the bank on...



Emilio Estevez Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Emilio Estevez

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All