Charlie Sheen converts to Team George W. Bush

Charlie Sheen, a cast member in "Scary Movie V," poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the Cinerama Dome on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Charlie Sheen, a cast member in “Scary Movie V,” poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the Cinerama Dome on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

This is Charlie Sheen like we’ve never seen him before.

First of all, the actor has a sunnier opinion these days of George W. Bush, whose administration he once accused of lying about 9/11. After meeting the former president on Monday at the dedication of a new USO center outside D.C., he called Bush an “absolute gentleman.”

“He did the best he could with what he was confronted with, and it is beyond anything I can comprehend,” Sheen told The Reliable Source of his new bestie.

The president seemed to have won Sheen over with a joke he made during during a speech Monday at the private ceremony at Walter Reed Medical Center.

“‘Well, obviously it’s not too often that me and Charlie Sheen hang out,’” the “Anger Management” star said the president remarked.

Sheen, who is perhaps best-known for profanity-laced tirades, was quite complimentary of his new friend. “He had better comedic timing in his speech than I’ve had on TV over the last 14 years,” Sheen raved.

Sheen is even showing off his philanthropic side, donating $1 million to the building of the new 16,000 sq. foot Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda, Md. There were none of his typical antics this time when he met with injured soldiers to inspect an arts and music rehabilitation room dedicated to him.

Is Sheen being humble? “I don’t even know enough fancy words to describe it,” he said. “I just have to have this experience marinate through my soul.”

Sheen also tells us that we should expect an “epic and life changing” announcement from him in the next month. But he would only say that it has to do with music.

Perhaps the experience has changed him…for now. “Anybody on my team that hears me complaining about anything now has permission to hit me across the mouth with a polo mallet.”

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JulieAnn McKellogg is the video producer for The Reliable Source.
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