skip navigation
Christian Slater

Christian Slater

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

FernGully: The... This animated feature explores the impact of human actions on the fairies living... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

He Was A Quiet... Christian Slater is pushed to the edge in the thrilling "He Was A Quiet Man"... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Mobsters DVD ... This wildly entertaining crime drama is based on the true story of four boyhood... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Very Bad... Peter Berg's directorial debut "Very Bad Things" (1998) revolves around a... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Lies And... You will be on the edge of your seat with this one! Christian Slater stars in... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

The Wizard... Fred Savage plays a young man determined to keep his autistic younger brother... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

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

BIOGRAPHY

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.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute