Christian Slater
Actor
Christian Slater
Christian Michael Leonard Slater is an American actor. He made his film debut with a small role in The Postman Always Rings Twice before playing a leading role in the 1985 film The Legend of Billie Jean. He then played a monk's apprentice alongside Sean Connery in The Name of the Rose before gaining wider recognition for his breakthrough role in the cult film Heathers.
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Christian Slater and James Franco square off in gay porn drama 'King Cobra'
LATimes - 4 months
“King Cobra” unzips a lurid package of betrayal, obsession and murder in the gay porn world that’s just as eye-opening for its pockets of behavioral fascination as for its seedier elements. So why is writer/director Justin Kelly like a kid who loves the shiny wrapping more than what’s inside? The...
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Christian Slater 'putting his hat in the ring' for 'Live!' co-host gig
Fox News - 5 months
Get in line Christian Slater, get in line.
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James Franco Delves Into The World Of Gay Porn For 'King Cobra'
Huffington Post - 5 months
James Franco strips down and pumps iron alongside Keegan Allen and Garrett Clayton in the first trailer for “King Cobra,” Justin Kelly’s hotly-anticipated gay porn biopic. The film, which hits theaters nationwide on Oct. 21, traces the relationship between real-life adult film actor Brent Corrigan (Clayton) and movie producer Bryan Kocis (Christian Slater). Co-stars Franco and Allen play a pair of rival porn producers who try to lure Corrigan away from Kocis’s clutches before things take a grisly turn.  The 29-year-old Corrigan, whose real name is Sean Paul Lockhart, distanced himself from “King Cobra” after the film premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in April. Responding to a fan’s inquiry about the movie, he tweeted:  It's made. And it's not about me. It's Hollywood's attempt at bastardizing my early years in porn, one man's murder, blah blah @JamesPMBerry — Brent Corrigan (@BrentCorrigan) April 18, 2016 Reviews of the film were ...
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‘Mr. Robot’: Christian Slater Breaks Down Season 2
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
'It’s an interesting experience to be involved in a show and you end up reading the paper and seeing similar things happening in the world,' the actor says.
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Christian Slater hits celebrity-filled Dior Homme show
Yahoo News - about 1 year
PARIS (AP) — It was all about the celebrities and the parties at Paris Fashion Week menswear shows Saturday as the buzz around the French capital geared up ahead of the weekend change-over to the glamorous haute couture season.
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Golden Globes 2016 Winners Include Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, 'The Martian,' And 'Mr. Robot'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Golden Globes 2016 Winners Include Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, 'The Martian,' And 'Mr. Robot'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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2016 Golden Globe Nominations Highlight 'Carol' And 'The Big Short'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Awards season marched forward Thursday morning when Angela Bassett, America Ferrera, Chloë Grace Moretz and Dennis Quaid announced the 2016 Golden Globe nominations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The Oscar race received another jump-start with Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild Award nods, and now -- according to awards lore -- the whole grand thing should be crystal clear.  The Globe noms aren't as surprising as the SAG shortlist, but we're still hard-pressed to find a definitive window into the Oscar derby. Purported Best Picture front-runner "Spotlight" collected fewer nominations than expected, with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams all shut out of the acting categories. "Carol" came out on top with five nominations, while "Steve Jobs," "The Revenant" and "The Big Short" each nabbed four. ("Spotlight" has three, as do "The Martian," "Room" and "The Hateful Eight.") "Trumbo," a surprise SAG favorite that many Oscar pundits had written off, ...
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A Love Bath at the 25th Gotham Awards
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This Monday at the 25th IFP Gotham Awards -- the indie film world's kick-off to awards season -- was a bad night to be Queen Elizabeth. Off-color cracks by both presenter Robert de Niro and honoree Helen Mirren impugned her majesty's lack of -- well, to not go too Amy Schumer-esque here -- sexual viability. The jokes were inspired, of course, by Mirren's memorable turns as the royal on both screen and stage. But queen-bashing might have been the only negativity in an evening that felt like a great warm bath of love for movie makers both behind and in front of the camera. If prior Gothams were marred by non-stop yakking -- drowning out even past presenter, former Mayor Bloomberg -- on Monday, the cavernous Wall Street Cipriani glowed with good will and solidarity. Gathered here were world-class creatives and storytellers risking it all in a famously daunting business, rightly come to celebrate each other. The love went to screenwriters Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for Spotlight, w ...
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James Franco Strips Down On The Set Of His Gay Porn Biopic
Huffington Post - over 1 year
If his Instagram is to be believed, James Franco will soon be playing gay once again.  The 37-year-old actor, who has explored gay themes onscreen in "Milk," "I Am Michael" and behind the camera with "Interior. Leather Bar," shared a snapshot of himself posing shirtless with actor Keegan Allen on his Instagram account. Allen, meanwhile, is wearing only a skimpy pair of briefs.  "KING COBRA" Directed by @tojustinkelly @keeoone A photo posted by James Franco (@jamesfrancotv) on Oct 20, 2015 at 8:39am PDT The photo is evidently from the set of "King Cobra," which is based on the 2007 murder of gay adult film impresario Bryan Kocis. Franco's production company, Event Films, is producing the film. No release date has been set.  Although few details of "King Cobra" have been made public, the photo could be the first indication that Franco will appear alongside Allen, Christian Slater and Molly Ringwald in the movie. Earlier this week, Disney Channel veteran G ...
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'Mr. Robot' Creator Hints At The Romantic Storyline You've Been Waiting For
Huffington Post - over 1 year
WARNING: Spoilers below for Season 1 of "Mr. Robot."  At a panel discussion as part of PaleyFest 2015 in New York, an audience member asked "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail whether the "obvious or not-so-obvious" love story between Elliot (Rami Malek) and Angela (Portia Doubleday) would develop further in Season 2.  "Well, obviously I'm not going to answer that question," Esmail responded, before, in fact, answering it. He first came up against it reading viewers' reactions to the pilot episode. "Everyone was like, 'Oh, here we go, it's will-they-or-won't-they?' And don't you think what we did instead was far more interesting?" he asked the audience, to applause and cheers. "[The question] may come back," Esmail added. "I would be a fool not to go down that route." "Oh, slow down!" Malek responded. (Joking, duh.) Four cast members, including Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and Darlene (Carly Chaikin), joined Esmail onstage for the event Wednesda ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christian Slater
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 44
    He co-starred in the 2014 television series, Mind Games, which was cancelled after only five episodes were aired, and was part of the ensemble in Lars von Trier's controversial Nymphomaniac.
    More Details Hide Details Slater is reportedly developing and making a film based on Will Viharo's 1993 neo-noir novel Love Stories Are Too Violent for Me, the first of three works to feature PI Vic Valentine. Recently, he has received acclaim for his role in the television series on USA Network called Mr. Robot. Slater plays a computer hacker, "Mr. Robot," who recruits Rami Malek's character, 'Elliot," into Slater's band of hackers called fsociety. The series premiered on June 24, 2015. It was picked up for a second season. Slater voices the character "Slater" on the FX original series Archer.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    On December 2, 2013, Slater married 26-year-old Brittany Lopez, whom he had dated for three years.
    More Details Hide Details In 1989, Slater was arrested for drunk driving and assault. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail. In 1994, he was arrested when he tried to board a commercial plane with a gun in his luggage. He was sentenced to community service.
  • 2011
    Age 41
    Also in 2011, he starred in the television series, Breaking In, which lasted for two seasons.
    More Details Hide Details Slater co-starred in another film with Ving Rhames, Soldiers of Fortune (2012), and in the Sylvester Stallone action thriller Bullet to the Head (2013), directed by Walter Hill.
    In 2011 he co-starred in the action film The River Murders, with Ray Liotta and Ving Rhames.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    On December 10, 2009, Slater visited Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he contributed work for the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
    More Details Hide Details The episode aired on March 21, 2010.
    In early May 2009, Slater visited wounded and recovering soldiers of Walter Reed Army Medical Center for the USO.
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  • 2005
    Age 35
    On May 24, 2005, Slater was arrested in Manhattan, New York, after he allegedly sexually harassed a woman on the street.
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    They announced a separation over Christmas 2004 while Slater was performing in a stage version of the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in London's West End. They officially separated in 2005 and divorced in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Slater was once quoted as saying "Work is my hobby, staying sober is my job." Christian Slater is a practitioner in Kempo Karate.
  • 2003
    Age 33
    In 2003, Haddon was arrested for assaulting Slater at a Hard Rock Cafe while on a trip to Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details Haddon allegedly threw a glass bottle and gashed Slater’s neck open. Haddon was charged with domestic battery, booked at Las Vegas’ Clark County Detention Center, and freed after posting a bond. Afterwards, Slater had to get 20 stitches on his neck.
  • 2000
    Age 30
    In 2000, Slater married Ryan Haddon, the daughter of 1970s model Dayle Haddon.
    More Details Hide Details The couple have two children, Jaden Christopher (born 1999) and Eliana Sophia (born 2001).
    Slater was married to Ryan Haddon between 2000 and 2007, and they have two children together.
    More Details Hide Details Slater has had widely publicized brushes with the law, including being sentenced to three months in jail for assault in 1997. Slater was born in New York City, to Michael Hawkins (né Thomas Knight Slater), an actor also known as Michael Gainsborough, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), an acting agent turned casting executive and producer. Slater has a maternal half-brother, Ryan Slater, who is also an actor. His great-uncle was radio personality Bill Slater. Though he played her character's younger brother in the movie The Legend of Billie Jean, he is not related to Helen Slater. He attended the Dalton School, the Professional Children's School and the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Slater's first television role was on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live when he was 8 years old.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 28
    Slater played Riley Hale in the big budget John Woo film Broken Arrow (1996), which also starred John Travolta, before appearing in 1998 in Hard Rain alongside Morgan Freeman.
    More Details Hide Details The same year he also starred in the comedy Very Bad Things opposite Cameron Diaz. Since 2000 Slater has mixed TV work with leading roles in mainly lower budget films along with supporting roles in a few mainstream productions, appearing in the successful The West Wing and Alias TV productions, but also being part of Hollywood films, including Bobby and 3000 Miles to Graceland. He has also worked as a voice-over artist in productions, including the character of 'Pip' in the successful Australian animated film FernGully: The Last Rainforest, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and TV documentaries, including Prehistoric Planet and Dinosaur Planet. Slater also voiced the character John Watson a.k.a. "Wonko the Sane" in BBC Radio 4's production of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Slater starred in the television series My Own Worst Enemy in 2008 and The Forgotten in 2009.
  • 1997
    Age 27
    In 1997, Slater was convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend, Michelle Jonas, and a police officer while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
    More Details Hide Details He spent over 100 days in a rehabilitation facility while out on bail and then was sentenced to a three-month term in jail followed by three months in a residential rehab center.
  • 1996
    Age 26
    Slater also played the character of Lewis in the romance film Bed of Roses in 1996 along with Mary Stuart Masterson.
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  • 1993
    Age 23
    Slater had taken a role in the film planned to be filled by Phoenix after the latter died in 1993.
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    In 1993, Slater tried to expand his film genre, playing opposite Marisa Tomei in Untamed Heart and playing Clarence Worley in the Quentin Tarantino-penned cult classic True Romance, which received many rave reviews.
    More Details Hide Details In his review of True Romance Roger Ebert awarded the movie 3 stars out of 4 and commented, 'the energy and style of the movie are exhilarating. Christian Slater has the kind of cocky recklessness the movie needs.' The part as the interviewer in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) came about after his friend River Phoenix, who originally had the role, died. Slater subsequently donated his earnings from the film to Phoenix's favorite charities.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    In 1991, Slater was cast as Will Scarlett in the Hollywood big budget production of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves alongside Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman and Alan Rickman.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a commercial success, taking US$390 million worldwide, and Slater became one of the major A-list stars of the 1990s. With Slater being a big Star Trek fan, he accepted a minor role in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, shortly after playing Charlie Luciano in the crime drama Mobsters. The following year he starred in Kuffs.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 19
    Slater's career rose to new heights when he played the dark character J.D. in the 1989 film Heathers alongside Winona Ryder.
    More Details Hide Details Heathers was billed as the teen film of the late 1980s. Slater beat out many other actors such as Brad Pitt for the part and his performance drew comparison with a young Jack Nicholson. After Heathers, Slater had offers to play more troubled youths, including as a rebellious teen in Pump Up the Volume (1990) and a wild gunman in Young Guns II (1990), in which Slater acted alongside Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland.
  • 1985
    Age 15
    Slater made his big screen debut in 1985's The Legend of Billie Jean playing Billie Jean’s brother Binx.
    More Details Hide Details Though expected to be a big hit, the film fell short at the box office, despite gaining a cult following. His career improved with his role in The Name of the Rose (1986) alongside Sean Connery. Slater played Connery's apprentice monk while they investigated a series of murders at a Benedictine abbey. Slater followed this by playing Junior Tucker in Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), Gleaming the Cube (1989) and Beyond the Stars (1989).
    He made his film debut with a leading role in the 1985 film The Legend of Billie Jean.
    More Details Hide Details He played a monk's apprentice alongside Sean Connery in The Name of the Rose (1986) and gained wider recognition for his breakthrough role in the 1988 cult film Heathers. He currently has a leading role in the USA Network TV series, Mr. Robot, for which he won his first Golden Globe at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film. In the 1990s, Slater starred in many big budget films, including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Broken Arrow, and Hard Rain. He was also featured in the cult film True Romance. Since 2000, Slater has combined work in the film business with television, including appearances in The West Wing and Alias and starring in Breaking In and Mind Games.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 10
    Following a run on Ryan's Hope, he made his Broadway debut as the lisping Winthrop Paroo opposite Dick Van Dyke in the 1980 revival of The Music Man.
    More Details Hide Details Additional Broadway credits include Copperfield, Merlin, Macbeth, Side Man, and The Glass Menagerie. In addition he has performed in London's West End in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Swimming With Sharks.
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on August 18, 1969.
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