Jon Cryer: ‘Men’ Bosses Saved Charlie Sheen’s Life By Firing Him

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Sep. 20 2011, Published 9:20 a.m. ET

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By Adam S. Levy - Staff Writer

Jon Cryer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, as his Two and a Half Men boss Chuck Lorre and co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. Jones watched on.

In the ceremony, the 46-year-old actor, who tallied the 2,449th star on the show biz landmark, praised Lorre and co-creator Lee Aronsohn for firing Sheen as the only way to keep him out of further trouble.

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"When they saw somebody clearly in distress, they took every possible means to try and help their friend," Cryer said. "When it came time to make the ultimate decision, which was some place nobody wanted to go, did something that, in my belief, saved my friend Charlie Sheen's life."

Cryer, playing straight man Alan Harper on the racy CBS comedy, has won one out of six Emmy nominations he's received for supporting actor in a comedy series.

Prior to establishing himself as a TV force, Cryer gained fame on the silver screen, most notably playing lovelorn teen Duckie in John Hughes' classic Pretty In Pink. Other notable credits on his resume include 1987's Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (a starring role); 1991's Hot Shots! (alongside Sheen), and 1998's Holy Man.

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