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Top 10 Facts - Christian Slater
11.26.2015
Fact #1

Slater was born in New York City. His mother Mary Jo Slater is an acting agent turned casting executive and producer. His father is Michael Hawkins, an actor who is also known as Michael Gainsborough.

Fact #2

He made his ?lm debut with a leading role in the 1985 ?lm The Legend of Billie Jean. He 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 ?lm Heathers.

Fact #3

In the 19905, Slater starred in many big budget ?lms, including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Broken Arrow, and Hard Rain.

Fact #4

Since 2000, Slater has combined work in the ?lm business with television, including appearances in The West Wing and Alias and starring in Breaking In and Mind Games.

Fact #5

Slater was married to Ryan Haddon between 2000 and 2005. Slater and Haddon had two children together. Slater has had widely publicized brushes with the law, including being sentenced to three months in jail for assault in 1997.

Fact #6

Slater made his big screen debut in 1985's The Legend of Billie Jean playing Billie Jean's brother Binx. Though expected to be a big hit, the ?lm fell short at the box of?ce, despite gaining a cult following.

Fact #7

Slater has been a supporter of several charities, including 21st Century Leaders, Global Green and Whatever It Takes.

Fact #8

Slater appeared in an educationalvideo on behalf of Nelson Mandela's 46664 charity for AIDS awareness. He has also worked to promote humanitarian work in South Africa.

Fact #9

Slater had taken a role in the ?lm planned to be ?lled by Phoenix after the latter died in 1993. In early May 2009, Slater visited wounded and recovering soldiers of Walter Reed Army Medical Center for the USO.

Fact #10

Slater won MTV Movie Award in 1993, for "Most Desirable Male". He also won MTV Movie Award for "Best Kiss" in Untamed Heart.He also won the Golden Slate for "Best Male Performance" for Very Bad Things.

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