Oh, boy! This is going to get really interesting. Director Robert Rodriguez has announced via Twitter that he just cast Charlie Sheen for the role of president of the United States in 'Machete Kills,' the sequel to his incredibly violent 2010 film 'Machete.'

Check out Rodriguez's actual tweet: "I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon…"

Who better? No one, I guess, if and only if, you want an unpredictable crazy man to be a part of your cast. Then again, Rodriguez has also cast another hothead, Mel Gibson, for the same film, so I guess Sheen's in good company.

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Honestly, I don't give a hoot about Sheen's or Gibson's shenanigans. While I might not agree with the stuff they've been accused of doing, reality is that what they do with their lives is truly none of my business. 

But going back to "Machete Kills," Rodriguez must have really seen something in Sheen beyond the whole scandal that broke last year after the actor's "psychotic break," as he described it himself. Is Sheen that good of an actor that Rodriguez felt the need to cast him alongside latinas Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara and Zoe Saldana? I wonder how they feel about this...

I'm actually a huge fan of 'Two and a Half Men,' but I haven't been able to watch it again ever since Sheen left. The chemistry between Ashton Kutchner and Jon Cryer is simply non-existent! I'm not necessarily saying that Sheen is a great actor, but for years he brought comic relief into my house and I'll always like him for that. 

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While a bit too violent for my taste, I'm actually looking forward to "Machete Kills"--if only to see Sheen in action. Maybe that's exactly why Rodriguez decided to cast him?

What do you think? Did Rodriguez make a mistake by casting Charlie Sheen as the president of the United States?

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Roxana A. Soto is Features Editor for MamásLatinas. She's a bilingual and bicultural journalist born in Peru and raised in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Miami. She's also mom to a girl in 3rd grade and a boy in Kinder. She loves books, languages, traveling and good food – especially when cooked by someone else.

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