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Also Known As: Christian Michael Leonard Hawkins Died:
Born: August 18, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, producer, director

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Christian Slater became the poster child of angst-ridden, outsider teens by starring as mobilizing rebels in "Heathers" (1989) and "Pump Up the Volume" (1990), both of which painted a dark portrait of high school hierarchy. Slater's screen persona as a handsome and insightful but gun-toting scofflaw - complete with Jack Nicholson mannerisms - played out well in films like "True Romance" (1993), but by then it was glaringly apparent that Slater's "act" was no act. He segued into adult roles with moody dramas like "Interview with a Vampire" (1994) but repeated arrests and multiple trips to rehab made directors leery. After a downward slide that deposited the actor in direct-to-video horror films, a sober Slater began earning back his once-promising reputation with acclaimed stage roles on London's West End and on Broadway. In his first primetime series "My Own Worst Enemy" (NBC, 2008-09), Slater was well cast as an intelligence officer unwittingly leading two drastically different lives. Slater's restless personal life may have robbed him of a sturdier career as a big screen leading man, but when the actor finally quieted his demons, his onscreen appeal remained intact and his dramatic skills were...

Christian Slater became the poster child of angst-ridden, outsider teens by starring as mobilizing rebels in "Heathers" (1989) and "Pump Up the Volume" (1990), both of which painted a dark portrait of high school hierarchy. Slater's screen persona as a handsome and insightful but gun-toting scofflaw - complete with Jack Nicholson mannerisms - played out well in films like "True Romance" (1993), but by then it was glaringly apparent that Slater's "act" was no act. He segued into adult roles with moody dramas like "Interview with a Vampire" (1994) but repeated arrests and multiple trips to rehab made directors leery. After a downward slide that deposited the actor in direct-to-video horror films, a sober Slater began earning back his once-promising reputation with acclaimed stage roles on London's West End and on Broadway. In his first primetime series "My Own Worst Enemy" (NBC, 2008-09), Slater was well cast as an intelligence officer unwittingly leading two drastically different lives. Slater's restless personal life may have robbed him of a sturdier career as a big screen leading man, but when the actor finally quieted his demons, his onscreen appeal remained intact and his dramatic skills were inarguably stronger than ever.

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Filmographyclose complete filmography

DIRECTOR:

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  Museum of Love (1996) Director

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 Stranded (2013)
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 Freaky Deaky (2013)
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 Back To The Sea (2012)
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 El Gringo (2012)
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 Dawn Rider, The (2012)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in NYC
1976:
Made TV debut on ABC soap opera "One Life to Live"
1980:
Stage debut, opposite Dick Van Dyke in touring revival of "The Music Man"; also played NYC's City Center
1982:
Acted on "Robbers, Rooftops and Witches" episode of "CBS Library"
1985:
Played regular role of DJ LaSalle on ABC soap "Ryan's Hope"
1985:
Feature acting debut, "The Legend of Billie Jean"
1986:
Played significant supporting role in "The Name of the Rose"
1986:
First starring role in a feature, "Twisted"
1987:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA
1988:
First released film as lead, "Gleaming the Cube"
1989:
Landed breakthrough role as teenaged killer J.D. in black comedy "Heathers"
1990:
Portrayed Will Scarlett in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"
1992:
Stage directorial debut, "The Laughter Epidemic"; proceeds went to Pediatric AIDS Foundation
1993:
Co-starred with Patricia Arquette in crime thriller "True Romance," scripted by Quentin Tarantino
1993:
Cast alongside Marisa Tomei and Rosie Perez in romantic drama "Untamed Heart"
1994:
Replaced the late River Phoenix as interviewer Daniel Malloy in "Interview with the Vampire"
1996:
Co-starred opposite John Travolta in John Woo directed "Broken Arrow"
1996:
Directed 30-minute short film for Showtime titled "Museum of Love"; starred Samantha Mathis and Sandra Bernhard
1997:
Debut as producer (also starred), "Hard Rain"
1998:
Was co-executive producer on "Very Bad Things"; also played one of the leads
1998:
Returned to Broadway after 15-year absence to play narrator Clifford in drama "Side Man"
2000:
Played a young senator in Rod Lurie directed "The Contender"
2001:
Appeared in "3000 Miles to Graceland" with Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner
2001:
Starred with Tim Allen in caper comedy "Who is Cletis Tout?"
2002:
Appeared in John Woo directed war film "Windtalkers" opposite Nicolas Cage
2003:
Cast in Bob Dylan film "Masked and Anonymous"
2004:
Starred as Randle Patrick McMurphy in West End production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
2004:
Played an FBI agent in Renny Harlin directed thriller "Mindhunters"
2005:
Starred in West End revival of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" as gigolo Chance Wayne; also starred in Broadway revival of Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" as Tom the narrator
2005:
Co-produced and co-starred in political thriller "The Deal"
2006:
Co-starred in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination
2007:
Returned to London's West End to star in stage adaptation of 1994 movie "Swimming With Sharks"
2008:
Played dual roles on short-lived NBC mystery drama "My Own Worst Enemy"
2009:
Cast as former detective Alex Donovan on ABC crime drama "The Forgotten"
2011:
Directed episode of short-lived Fox series "Breaking In"; also co-starred
2012:
Starred in horror film "Playback"
2013:
Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in action thriller "Bullet to the Head"
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Education

Dalton School: New York , New York -
The School of Performing Arts: New York , New York -
Professional Children's School: New York , New York -

Notes

"If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?"---Christian Slater in US, September 1991.

"While doing 50 in a 35 mph zone in West Hollywood, Slater, then twenty, tried to outrun a police car, drove into an alley, and slammed into a telephone pole. To make matters worst, he got out of the car, tried to scale a chain-linked fence, and struggled with the three arresting officers. 'I hit bottom with it, really,' he says."---From PREMIERE, April 1994.

"Always wear shoes that taste good, 'cuz they usually end up in your mouth."---Christian Slater, quoted in USA Today, c. 1994.

"My mistakes do happen on a grand scale and very public level. They're humiliating, embarrassing. But if nothing bad happens to you, you'll just continue to act ridiculous."---Slater in USA Today, December 14, 1997.

The wife of actor Christian Slater was arrested November 2003 for domestic battery after allegedly throwing a glass at the actor. Slater was taken to a nearby hospital where he received nine stitches close the gash on his head. The couple was staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada when the incident occurred.

Christian Slater was arrested in Manhattan early Tuesday May 31st after he allegedly sexually harassed a woman on the street. "Basically he grabbed a woman's behind on the street," said Police Sgt. Mary Doherty, adding Slater was "intoxicated at the time."

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Kim Walker. Actor. Dated c. 1986-88.
companion:
Winona Rider. Actor. Dated briefly c. 1988.
companion:
Samantha Mathis. Actor. Dated briefly c. 1989-90.
companion:
Patricia Arquette. Actor. No longer together.
companion:
Nina Huang. Actor, model, writer. Together from c. 1990; engaged to be married as of October 1994; filed a palimony suit after they split in 1995; paid $100,000 in out-of-court settlement; reportedly back together as of April 1996.
companion:
Christy Turlington. Model. No longer together.
companion:
Christina Applegate. Actor. Dated in 1996.
companion:
Michelle Jonas. Slater was arrested at her apartment in 1997 after allegedly beating her; he was barred from contacting her by the court after his arraignment.
wife:
Ryan Haddon. Executive. Born c. 1971; together from c. 1998; mother of Jaden Christopher Slater; married February 12, 2000; daughter of actress-model Dayle Haddon.
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Family close complete family listing

mother:
Mary Jo Slater. Casting agent. Divorced from Slater's father c. 1976.
father:
Michael Hawkins. Actor. Played the original Frank Ryan on the ABC daytime soap "Ryan's Hope"; divorced from Slater's mother c. 1976.
half-brother:
Ryan Slater. Actor. Born April 19, 1983; starred in "The Amazing Panda Adventure".
son:
Jaden Christopher Haddon-Slater. Born on April 6, 1999; mother, Ryan Haddon.
daughter:
Eliana Sophia Slater. Born on August 15, 2001; mother, Ryan Haddon.
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