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 Name||Christian Michael Leonard Hawkins|
|Birthday||August 18, 1969 (47)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 8½" (1m74) How tall is Christian Slater compared to you?|
|Awards||1993 MTV Movie Awards: Most Desirable Male (for Untamed Heart)|
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