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Christian Slater

Christian SlaterAKA Christian Michael Leonard Gainesborough Slater

Born: 18-Aug-1969
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Kuffs, True Romance

Christian Slater has been a professional actor since he was 7, when his mother, a Hollywood casting director, decided he was perfect for a recurring role on One Life to Live. Slater later played a troubled teen on Ryan's Hope, where his father, Michael Hawkins, had played the soap opera's original Frank Ryan.

Slater came to fame with his near mute role at 15 in The Name of the Rose opposite Sean Connery and F. Murray Abraham. He made several outstanding films in his early years, including Heathers with Winona Ryder and Shannen Doherty, Pump Up the Volume with Samantha Mathis, and True Romance with Patricia Arquette and Dennis Hopper. His career has been in something of an extended slump since 1995's Murder in the First with Kevin Bacon and Gary Oldman.

In 1989, Slater was arrested after leading police on a wild chase through the streets of West Hollywood (and eventually the sidewalks, after Slater crashed his car into a telephone pole). He was charged with evading police, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and assault with a deadly weapon. In 1994, he was arrested when he tried to board a commercial flight with a 9mm pistol in his luggage.

A former lover, Hollywood wanna-be Nina Huang, sued Slater for palimony after their 1995 break-up. They had lived together for five years, and she alleged that she gave up her career to support him. She reportedly collected only $100,000.

He was arrested again at a party in 1997, for beating his then-girlfriend, fashion editor Michelle Jonas, and for biting a man who attempted to protect her. When the police arrived, Slater did not go quietly, but hid in a stairwell and fought with officers, reportedly shouting, "the Germans are coming and they will kill us!" Slater later explained that he had been bingeing on heroin and cocaine, and hadn't slept in days. All the felony charges against him were eventually dropped. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, and released after 59.

In 2003, Slater was booted from the London "lap-dancing club" Stringfellows when he refused to take off his Richard Nixon mask. A bouncer told reporters, "It was a bit disconcerting for the girls to be dancing for someone who looked like a weirdo. So one of the promoters asked him to remove the mask. He just wouldn't take it off, so the decision was taken to ask him to leave".

Slater's wife, Ryan Haddon, was arrested in 2003 for throwing a whisky glass at Slater while they were on vacation in Vegas. The glass shattered against Slater's head and left a gash behind his left ear that needed 20 stitches. She was reportedly infuriated that he had gone to a topless club without her. Haddon is the daughter of former supermodel Dayle Haddon, a 1970s and 80s face who sold Max Factor, Revlon, Estee Lauder, and L'Oreal.

Father: Michael Gainesborough ("Michael Hawkins", actor, b. 26-Nov-1928)
Mother: Mary Jo Slater (casting director, div. 1976)
Brother: Ryan Slater (actor, b. 19-Apr-1983)
Girlfriend: Kim Walker (actress, dated 1986-88)
Girlfriend: Winona Ryder (dated in 1988)
Girlfriend: Samantha Mathis (dated 1989-90)
Girlfriend: Nina Huang (model, dated/cohabited 1990-95, engagement called off)
Girlfriend: Patricia Arquette (dated in 1993)
Girlfriend: Christy Turlington (dated in 1993)
Girlfriend: Christina Applegate (dated in 1996)
Girlfriend: Michelle Jonas (fashion editor, dated 1996-97)
Wife: Ryan Haddon (dated 1998-2000, m. 12-Feb-2000, one son, one daughter)
Son: Jaden Zach Haddon-Slater (b. 6-Apr-1999)
Daughter: Eliana Sophia (b. 15-Aug-2001)
Slept with: Abbey Russo (London prostitute, June 2004, according to News of the World)
Girlfriend: Sharon Stone (actress, dated 2006)
Girlfriend: Tamara Mellon (together from 2007, per reports)

    High School: High School of Performing Arts, New York, NY

    Promises
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Hagelin 2000
    Natural Law Party of the United States
    Assault with a Deadly Weapon 29-Dec-1989
    Driving with a Suspended License 29-Dec-1989
    Domestic Violence Arrested 11-Aug-1997, served 59 days
    Battery
    Drug Possession: Cocaine
    Resisting Arrest
    Sexual Harassment New York City, 31-May-2005 (arrested)
    Risk Factors: Cocaine, Heroin, Smoking, Alcoholism, Skydiving

    TELEVISION
    Breaking In Oz (2011-)
    The Forgotten Alex Donovan (2009-10)
    My Own Worst Enemy Edward Albright (2008)
    The West Wing Lt. Cmdr. Jack Reese (2002)
    Ryan's Hope D. J. LaSalle (1985)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (25-Dec-2013)
    Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (25-Dec-2013)
    Stranded (27-May-2013)
    Bullet to the Head (14-Nov-2012)
    Guns, Girls and Gambling (5-Sep-2012)
    Soldiers of Fortune (7-Jun-2012)
    Dawn Rider (29-May-2012)
    El Gringo (11-May-2012) · Lt. West
    Freaky Deaky (22-Apr-2012)
    Assassin's Bullet (18-Apr-2012)
    Playback (2012)
    The River Murders (1-Jul-2011)
    Without Men (29-Jun-2011)
    Sacrifice (26-Apr-2011) · Fr. Porter
    Lies & Illusions (27-Aug-2009) · Wes Wilson
    Dolan's Cadillac (1-Jul-2009)
    Igor (19-Sep-2008) [VOICE]
    Love Lies Bleeding (15-Jan-2008) · Sam Pollen
    The Ten Commandments (19-Oct-2007) · Moses [VOICE]
    He Was a Quiet Man (11-Mar-2007)
    Slipstream (10-Feb-2007)
    Bobby (5-Sep-2006)
    Hollow Man II (23-May-2006) · Michael Griffin
    The Deal (13-May-2005) · Tom Hanson
    Alone in the Dark (28-Jan-2005)
    Churchill: The Hollywood Years (3-Dec-2004)
    Pursued (16-May-2004)
    The Confessor (15-May-2004) · Daniel Clemens
    Mindhunters (19-Mar-2004) · J. D. Reston
    Masked and Anonymous (22-Jan-2003) · Crew Guy #1
    Windtalkers (14-Jun-2002) · Ox Henderson
    Hard Cash (15-Feb-2002)
    Zoolander (28-Sep-2001) · Himself
    Who is Cletis Tout? (12-Sep-2001)
    3000 Miles to Graceland (20-Feb-2001) · Hanson
    The Contender (10-Sep-2000) · Reginald Webster
    Very Bad Things (11-Sep-1998) · Robert Boyd
    Basil (9-Jun-1998)
    Hard Rain (16-Jan-1998) · Tom
    Julian Po (5-Sep-1997)
    Catwalk (16-Feb-1996) · Himself
    Broken Arrow (9-Feb-1996) · Riley Hale
    Bed of Roses (26-Jan-1996) · Lewis
    Murder in the First (20-Jan-1995) · James Stamphill
    Interview with the Vampire (11-Nov-1994) · Malloy
    Jimmy Hollywood (30-Mar-1994)
    True Romance (10-Sep-1993)
    Untamed Heart (12-Feb-1993) · Adam
    FernGully: The Last Rainforest (10-Apr-1992) · Pips [VOICE]
    Kuffs (10-Jan-1992) · George Kuffs
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (6-Dec-1991) · Excelsior Communications Officer
    Mobsters (26-Jul-1991) · Charlie "Lucky" Luciano
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (14-Jun-1991) · Will Scarlett
    Pump Up the Volume (22-Aug-1990) · Mark Hunter
    Young Guns II (1-Aug-1990) · Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh
    Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (4-May-1990) · Andy
    The Wizard (15-Dec-1989) · Nick
    Heathers (31-Mar-1989) · J. D.
    Beyond the Stars (31-Mar-1989)
    Gleaming the Cube (13-Jan-1989)
    Tucker: The Man and His Dream (12-Aug-1988)
    The Name of the Rose (24-Sep-1986) · Adso of Melk
    Twisted (1986)
    The Legend of Billie Jean (19-Jul-1985)
    Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story (7-Mar-1983)

Official Website:
http://www.christianslater.com/


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