David S. Ward won the Oscar for Original Screenplay in 1974 for The Sting and was nominated again for Sleepless in Seattle, yet his passion is the Major League films that he wrote and directed, starring Charlie Sheen. Ward claims credit for discovering Sheen and is hopeful of working with a man he rates as highly as Robert Redford, despite Sheen's recent protestations that he is set to retire.
"I get along great with Charlie," Ward told the Sydney Morning Herald in our exclusive interview. "My picture of Charlie is much different than probably the rest of the world. I know he's had his off-the-track moments, but with me he's always been a good friend and a real straight shooter and a terrific guy to work with, a real pleasure to work with.
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