Lowe: Charlie and I Had Partying Contest Guess who won... By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 29, 2011 10:56 AM CDT 4 comments Comments Rob Lowe and Charlie Sheen. Guess which one is better at partying? (Associated Press) (Newser) – Rob Lowe and Charlie Sheen were good buddies back in the '80s, so obviously the "winning" actor comes up during Lowe's Vanity Fair cover-story interview. Turns out they used to compete "to see who could play harder, then show up for work and still kick ass," Lowe says. You probably already guessed the "winner" of that competition, but just in case you didn't: It was Sheen, "by a nose," Lowe admits. The magazine also has excerpts from Lowe's upcoming autobiography, in which he writes that early-era Sheen was "one-of-a-kind ... a Polo preppy clotheshorse in a world of OP shorts and surf T-shirts," “a wonderful mix of nerd ... and rebel.” Over at the Sheen household, Lowe recalls "never-ending Häagen-Dazs, brand-new BMWs, a lagoon pool with underwater tunnels, and a lit, professional-grade basketball half-court.” Click for Lowe's memories of Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze.