Christian Slater - Rotten Tomatoes

Christian Slater

Highest Rated:   95% Heathers (1988)
Lowest Rated:   0% Assassin's Bullet (2012)
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Birthplace:   New York, USA
Born into a show business family -- father Michael Hawkins is a stage actor and mother Mary Jo Slater is a casting director -- Christian Slater made his acting debut at age eight after his mother cast him in the television soap opera One Life to Live on a lark. The following year Slater was on Broadway starring opposite Dick Van Dyke in The Music Man. Slater would remain on Broadway for at least two more productions. As a youth, Slater attended Manhattan's Professional Children's School. He made his television debut in the movie Living Proof: The Hank Williams Junior Story (1983) and his film debut two years later when he was only 16 in The Legend of Billy Jean. Slater earned some of his first favorable notice starring opposite Sean Connery in The Name of the Rose (1986). He next appeared in Tucker, a Man and His Dream (1988), and more films followed after that, but Slater did not become a star until he co-starred opposite Winona Ryder in the darkly satirical Heathers in which he played an anarchic sociopath. His maniacal over-the-top performance led to comparisons with Jack Nicholson. After Heathers, it looked as if Slater was destined to be typecast into playing lunatic villains or seriously troubled youths. In the latter regard, life seemed to mirror his art.In 1989, he was arrested in West Hollywood for leading the police on a drunken car chase that ended when Slater crashed his car into a telephone pole. While trying to escape the car, he kicked a cop with his cowboy boot and then attempted to flee over a fence. In 1994, he was arrested for taking a gun aboard a plane. In 1997, Slater was arrested for attacking his lover and biting a police officer in the belly while drinking heavily; he was sentenced to spend 90 days in a suburban jail in early 1998, all this just one day after his newest film, Hard Rain, premiered. Shortly after sentencing, Slater admitted that he had also been taking cocaine and heroin at the time. As part of his sentence, he had to serve post-jail time in a drug/alcohol rehab program and attend a year-long program on preventing domestic violence. Despite his personal struggles, Slater has maintained a film career starring as a high school geek with a cool secret life in Pump Up the Volume (1990) to the romantic Bed of Roses (1996) to high-voltage actioners like Broken Arrow (1996). In his 1997 production Julian Po, he gained weight, grew a mustache, and appeared as a suicidal bookkeeper who embezzles money from his company so he can fulfill one final wish. Though subsequent roles in such critically-panned films as 3000 Miles to Graceland, Windtalkers, and Alone in the Dark did little to advance Slater's career, recurring roles in such popular television series' as Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing and J.J. Abrams' Alias offered not only more exposure, but a chance to reestablish himself on the small screen as well. Meanwhile, a promising debut as a secret agent with a duel personality on NBC's My Own Worst Enemy proved a bit of a false start when the network never offered the show a chance to find its legs. Ever resiliant, Slater quicky bounced back with ABC's The Forgotten in 2009 and Fox's Breaking In in 2011, though neither series failed to catch on, leaving the veteran actor to take up arms as a vengeful gunslinger in the 2012 western Dawn Rider, and get caught up in one of history's most notorious blood feud's in Fred Olen Ray's Bad Blood: The Hatfiends and McCoys.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
40% The Summit (La cordillera)
  • Actor
2017
45% King Cobra
  • Stephen
$71.1k 2016
No Score Yet Fandom
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Ask Me Anything
  • Actor
2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • Actor
$0.3M 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I
  • Joe's Father
$0.7M 2014
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Mighty 7
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Way of the Wicked
  • Henry
2014
57% The Power Of Few
  • Clyde
$16.6k 2013
47% Bullet to the Head
  • Marcus Baptiste
$9.6M 2013
No Score Yet Assassins Run (White Swan)
  • Michael
2013
No Score Yet Guns, Girls and Gambling
  • John Smith
2012
No Score Yet Back To The Sea
  • Actor
2012
14% Soldiers of Fortune
  • Capt. Craig McCenzie
$39.3k 2012
0% Assassin's Bullet
  • Robert
2012
No Score Yet Bad Blood: The Hatfields and McCoys
  • Governor Bramlette
2012
No Score Yet El Gringo
  • Lieutenant West
2012
0% Playback
  • Frank Lyons
2012
No Score Yet Dawn Rider
  • John Mason
2012
No Score Yet Without Men
  • Gordon
2011
No Score Yet Freaky Deaky
  • Skip Gibbs
2011
No Score Yet Rites Of Passage
  • Delgado
2011
No Score Yet The River Murders
  • Agent Vuckovitch
2011
No Score Yet Sacrifice
  • Father Porter
2011
No Score Yet Lies & Illusions
  • Wes Wilson
2009
No Score Yet Dolan's Cadillac
  • Dolan
2009
36% Igor
  • Dr. Schadenfreude's Igor
$19.5M 2008
No Score Yet Naked Movie
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Love Lies Bleeding
  • Pollen
2008
79% He Was a Quiet Man
  • Bob Maconel
2007
25% Slipstream
  • Ray/David Garrison
2007
14% The Ten Commandments
  • Moses
$0.9M 2007
90% Crossing the Line
  • Narrator
2007
46% Bobby
  • Timmons
$11.1M 2006
No Score Yet Hollow Man 2
  • Michael Griffin
2006
No Score Yet The Good Shepherd
  • Actor
2005
21% The Deal
  • Tom Hanson
  • Executive Producer
2005
25% Mindhunters
  • J.D. Reston
2005
1% Alone in the Dark
  • Edward Carnby
$5.2M 2005
40% Churchill: The Hollywood Years
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Pursued
  • Vincent Palmer
2004
24% Masked and Anonymous
  • Crew Guy No. 1
$0.2M 2003
23% Who Is Cletis Tout?
  • Trevor Allen Finch
$65.4k 2002
32% Windtalkers
  • Ox Henderson
$40.6M 2002
0% Run for the Money
  • Thomas Taylor
2002
64% Zoolander
  • Himself
$44.8M 2001
14% 3000 Miles to Graceland
  • Hanson
$15.4M 2001
76% The Contender
  • Reginald
$16.2M 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Game Show Parodies
  • Actor
1999
44% Very Bad Things
  • Robert Boyd
  • Executive Producer
1998
No Score Yet Julian Po
  • Julian Po
1997
29% Hard Rain
  • Producer
  • Tom
1997
0% Basil
  • John Mannion
  • Producer
1997
29% Catwalk
  • Actor
1996
55% Broken Arrow
  • Riley Hale
1996
20% Bed of Roses
  • Lewis
1995
61% Interview with the Vampire
  • Malloy
1994
50% Murder in the First
  • James Stamphill
1994
14% Jimmy Hollywood
  • William
1994
92% True Romance
  • Clarence Worley
1993
No Score Yet The Last Party
  • Actor
1993
54% Untamed Heart
  • Adam
1993
80% Where the Day Takes You
  • Rocky
1992
71% FernGully - The Last Rainforest
  • Pips
1992
29% Kuffs
  • George Kuffs
1992
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories
  • Actor
1992
84% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
  • `Excelsior' Communications Officer
1991
6% Mobsters
  • Lucky Luciano
1991
50% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  • Will Scarlett
1991
79% Pump Up the Volume
  • Mark Hunter/Hard Harry
1990
35% Young Guns II
  • Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh
1990
35% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • Andy
1990
26% The Wizard
  • Nick
1989
No Score Yet Beyond the Stars
  • Eric Michaels
1989
29% A Brother's Justice
  • Brian Kelly
1989
No Score Yet Desperate for Love
  • Cliff Petrie
1989
84% Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Junior
1988
95% Heathers
  • J.D.
1988
74% The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose)
  • Adso von Melk
1986
No Score Yet Twisted
  • Mark Collins
1986
44% The Legend of Billie Jean
  • Binx
1985
No Score Yet Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Haunted Mansion Mystery
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Gideon's Gift
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% Archer
2009
  • Voice
  • Actor
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
96% Mr. Robot
2015-2016
  • Mr. Robot
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Himself
  • 2015
25% Mind Games
2014
  • Ross Edwards
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
56% Breaking In
2011-2012
  • Oz
  • 2012
  • 2011
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Himself
  • 2011
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Himself
  • 2010
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Forgotten
2009-2010
  • Alex Donovan
  • 2010
  • 2009
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Himself
  • 2009
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Himself
  • 2009
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Neil Caplan
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Col. Jack Reese Cdr. Jack Reese
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder in the First
2014-2016
  • Actor

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