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Christian Slater

With an impressive career that spans the worlds of film, television and stage, Christian Slater has established himself as one of the most talented actors of his generation. Most recently Slater starred in My Own Worst Enemy as a man with two lives and personalities. In 2008 he completed production on Dolan's Cadillac, based on the Stephen King short story, in which he portrays a mobster who murders a woman to keep her from testifying against him.

In 2007 Slater returned to London to star in the sold out play Swimming with Sharks, and also starred in the film Bobby that year. In 2006 he starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in Slipsteam -- which Hopkins wrote and directed – as well as in the film He Was a Quiet Man, opposite William H. Macy and Elisha Cuthbert. Slater then returned to London to reprise his role as Randle P. McMurphy in the Really Useful Group's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a performance which won him a Whatsonstage Best Actor Award and the Favorite Actor Award two years in a row at the Big Star Awards. In 2005 he starred in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway opposite Jessica Lange, receiving an award as Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Play (Broadway.com Audience Awards). He also starred in Churchill: The Hollywood Years.

In 2002 and 2003 Slater made his mark on television with two captivating guest star arcs -- on The West Wing he portrayed Lt. Comdr. Jack Reese, and on Alias he played Neil Caplan, a vulnerable scientist who found himself entangled with terrorists.

Slater made his film debut in 1985 in The Legend of Billie Jean. Among his many feature credits are Windtalkers, Broken Arrow, True Romance, Very Bad Things, Heathers, The Contender, Bed of Roses, Murder in the First, Interview with a Vampire, Untamed Heart, Pump Up the Volume, The Name of the Rose, Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Gleaming the Cube. His producing credits include Basil and Hard Rain, both of which he also starred in. He also served as an executive producer on Peter Berg's Very Bad Things. In 1996 Slater made his directorial debut with Museum of Love, a short film for cable.

As an alum of the prestigious Dalton School and the Professional Children's School in New York City, Slater debuted on Broadway at the age of nine in The Music Man, alongside Dick Van Dyke, and went on to play the title lead in Oliver. More recently he has garnered critical acclaim for his starring role in the Broadway production of Sideman. Macbeth, David Copperfield and Merlin also number among his Broadway credits.

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Christian Slater Facts

Birth NameChristian Michael Leonard Hawkins
BirthdayAugust 18, 1969 (54)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 8½" (1m74)  How tall is Christian Slater compared to you?
Awards1993 MTV Movie Awards: Most Desirable Male (for Untamed Heart)

Selected Filmography

Back to the Sea
The Adderall Diaries
Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Ask Me Anything
Broken Arrow
Untamed Heart
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