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Christian Slater

Christian Slater's biography

Christian Slater is 53 years old television actor born at New York City. He was born on Monday 18th of August 1969. He is often nicknamed as Slates. According to year of birth 1969 he belongs to Generation X. Birthday on 18th of August means he is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be television actor. You can know him also as film actor, stage actor, karateka, voice actor, film producer, actor. He is recently known as film director.

Christian Slater's dad

Christian Slater's father's name is Michael Hawkins. He is known as actor. His father was born on Monday 12th of August 1935 in Harlem.

Christian Slater's mom

Christian Slater's mother's name is Mary Jo Slater. She is known as casting director. His mother was born on Friday 19th of April 1946 in New York City. Christian Slater was born when she was 23 years old.

Christian Slater's family

Christian Slater's ex spouse

Ryan Haddon

Christian Slater and Ryan Haddon have been together since 2000 for 6 years. She is known as journalist. His ex spouse was born on Saturday 17th of April 1971 in United States of America.

Christian Slater's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Dalton School, Professional Children's School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended Dalton School and the Professional Children's School.

Christian Slater's career

His main focus is to be television actor.

Awards and competitions

Christian Slater's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor for work Mobsters in 1992

What Christian Slater has done for a first time

  • His mother, Mary Jo Slater, was the casting director in four of his film appearances: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Murder in the First (1995), The Contender (2000) and Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001).
  • London stage debut as Randle P. McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in August 2004, delayed by a bout of chicken pox. Received a standing ovation on his first night performing.

Christian Slater's Donations

  • Donated all of his paycheck from Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) to River Phoenix's favorite charities after the young actor's untimely death at age 23.

Christian Slater's quotes

  • People need something to fill their papers, and I'm happy to provide.
  • Good judgement comes from experience. Sometimes, experience comes from bad judgement.
  • I've always been fond of Winona Ryder.
  • [on being accused of copying Jack Nicholson] 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?
  • It still amazes me when I look at some of the films I've been a part of, and some of the people I've gotten to meet and work with. I also look back sometimes and realize that I was lucky to have lived through them and even to have survived them, at times.
  • [Interview, August 2007] We (Winona Ryder) don't speak on a regular basis, but I love her. I've never gotten over the crush I had on her then. She is still the woman of my dreams.
  • I'm not a religious person by any means. But I certainly believe in some kind of a higher power and something looking out for me. I've definitely had angels that have either guided me or helped me through moments in my life, without a doubt.
  • If you can help guide somebody through a challenging moment because you've been there, that ends up becoming a great gift.
  • I've been taking my time now between projects looking for stuff that has a little bit more substance, that isn't surface. Some of the films that I've done in the past really were surface.
  • My family was amazing; they exposed me to the world of show business, and, boy, it was the '70s and I got to spend a lot of time backstage at theaters and see the inner workings of how this entertainment industry is really put together.
  • As I've gotten to know myself over the years, I realised I'm kind of a sweet, sensitive guy, a shy guy, and communication is not something I'm so good at.
  • I tried to play the outright heroic type, like in Broken Arrow but I could tell John Travolta was having more fun than I was because he got to be the fun bad guy.
  • If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson (Jack Nicholson). What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?
  • I was a shy, quiet kid. I was happiest playing by myself with my toys, rather than hanging around people.
  • I've calmed down, certainly, from the days of being 18, but I'm still having a good time.
  • As you get older you learn some balance and mediation in your life - that's where I am right now. I feel pretty comfortable about things.
  • Drama can be an addiction. It's so, so sneaky. Jealousy - all of those things can really send you in a lot of different crazy directions.
  • This is what Hollywood tends to do. It tends to disregard tradition, history and anything factual, twisting it and turning it and making it all okay regardless of what the English may think of it.
  • I can promote until I am blue in the face, but ultimately nobody knows what makes a hit.
  • The '80s was a wild decade, and I had some fantastic times. And I did some really fun work.
  • How do I feel about being a star now? Well I still try to live life and enjoy what I am doing.
  • Jail was a result of me not taking time for myself. So I was forced to take some time for myself.
  • Hopefully, that people could see a progression in my performances because that's how it's always felt to me.
  • Art does imitate life, it has to come from somewhere. To put boundaries and limitations on it doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
  • Tony Scott was one of the best directors I've ever worked with, and I was devastated when I heard about his death. He was a great guy with great energy. But this is a difficult business, and people's lives are sometimes difficult.
  • I don't think of myself as offbeat and weird. As a kid, I saw myself as the type of guy who would run into a burning building to save the baby.
  • The movies I've made at a certain time of my life were exactly right for the stage of my life, the frame of mind I was in at the time. Each character I've had to play has been me in that time in my life.
  • Well, obviously, as soon as I'd finished the script I read a lot of books on Winston Churchill, and started to gain weight and really prepare emotionally, mentally and physically for the role.
  • In truth, making films doesn't feel like hard work because I always have such a good time doing it.
  • I did regret not graduating high school, but I made a point of going back and getting my GED later. It was important for my kids.
  • My mom put me in a Pampers commercial on TV.
  • I have brought a PS2 on set with me before. But games can be really addicting, and that's dangerous. So I tend to keep it fairly limited on a certain level.
  • After I did Untamed Heart (1993) I wanted to do a film that was outrageous. I really wanted to do, you know, a performance. I don't want to allow my image to rule the choices that I make.
  • I think games are starting to branch out. It's not just guys sitting at their computer stations. Games are so fun, that everybody gets into them a little bit.
  • I took a lot of time off after Mobsters (1991) and although I did something I had never done before, which was to direct a play, The Laughter Epidemic, it felt like a vacation.
  • [on Broken Arrow (1996)] I had such a good time working with John Woo and John Travolta, and it was so professional. I want to work with people who are real professionals.
  • I'm trying not to put myself into anything I'm not 100 percent confident about.
  • I was always such an incredible fan of John Woo, I just wanted to do this film with him.
  • I'm blown away by the graphical detail of today's games. I can't imagine that it's going to get any better, but it's just going to continually progress and soon we'll be living in that world.
  • I want to do films I can relate to emotionally.
  • There's something about doing theatre in London - it sinks a little bit deeper into your soul as an actor. It's something about the tradition of theatre, about performing on the West End stage.
  • The way I see it, if you're going to make an action movie, you've got to make one with John Woo.
  • The guys from Atari that are making the next Alone in the Dark game came and we had a great meeting. I'd love to do that. I'm a fan of video games. I like them. And to get to be part of one of them would be a fun and exciting thing.
  • There was a time when I felt I should do everything that was offered to me, you know, ride the wave.
  • It's almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There's a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make.
  • I enjoy the process of TV; I like the pace of it; I like the continual work.
  • My dad was a theater actor, so I would follow him backstage. And my mom was a casting director. The moment I heard the applause and realized it would get me out of school, I was hooked.
  • Eighty-five per cent of the time, people want to talk about True Romance (1993). That's the film I've made that really seems to have stuck with people.
  • I had tutors, but education was just not a priority.
  • When I'm in the kitchen, I don't want anybody else in the kitchen. I have a system - and the system, it's another form of insanity that has grabbed me.
  • I have that glass-half-empty syndrome, and it takes a great deal of effort to climb out of the hole of darkness that I choose to live in mentally.
  • Strike and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.
  • I do have a Twitter account, and there's a woman at my agency who got that all set up for me. I don't know how many followers I have. It's not one of those things I check on a regular basis.
  • Updating passwords and changing them all the time is something I'm involved in.
  • The Internet definitely could be a weapon of mass destruction - it's not going to come in a bomb, it's going to come as a cyber attack. It's pretty amazing to see what a small group of people can do if they really know how to control the universe.
  • I am a gypsy, in a way. It's a condition of my profession.
  • Having kids certainly gets me to ask the question, 'Who is the adult here, and who is the kid?'
  • The Internet opens up so many doors. It's a phenomenal tool for education but also a way for people to be scary and dangerous. We're living in a world where we can be hacked and exposed.
  • I try to stay away from the craft services table on set! That's probably why I am able to still get work in this business: I stay away from junk food.
  • When I did Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory (1990) I hung out with Emilio (Emilio Estevez) and Kiefer (Kiefer Sutherland), and I once took a trip with Rob Lowe - we jumped trains.

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