Charlie Sheen gives Scary Movie pay cheque to Lindsay Lohan

Actor also donated a substantial sum to charity from his wages

Charlie Sheen has given all the money he made from his appearance in 'Scary Movie 5' away, including a large sum to troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.

The Hollywood wildman made a healthy $250,000 (£156,000) for a single day's work on the film, which is due out in the UK in April next year.

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Sheen... gave generous donations from his salary (Copyright: Rex)

But according to the US gossip site TMZ, the man who was formerly the best-paid actor on TV has given the entire amount away, $100,000 (£62,000) of which has gone to his friend and co-star Lindsay Lohan to help her with a $230,000 (£143,000) tax bill.

Of the gift, Sheen's rep told The Wrap: "Charlie has a long history of helping out his friends in many ways and this is just another example of that."

The rest of the money has gone to three undisclosed charities, chosen by the film's director, Malcolm D. Lee, and some of the film's producers.

Sheen earned an astonishing $2 million (£1.24 million) per episode when he was starring on sitcom 'Two And A Half Men', but was fired after he publicly fell out with the show's producer and co-creator Chuck Lorre.

But he is now back on TV in new show 'Anger Management'.

He's also set to star in Roman Coppola's new film 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III', while he's rumoured to be playing the President of the United States in Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills'.