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Christian Slater Biography

Birth Name:
Christian Michael Leonard Hawkins
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • At age 9, was cast in a Broadway revival of The Music Man, starring Dick Van Dyke
  • In 1993, won the Most Desirable Male honor at the MTV Movie Awards for portraying a romantic lead opposite Marisa Tomei in the tearjerker Untamed Heart
  • Slater, who replaced River Phoenix in the role of journalist Malloy in Interview With the Vampire (1994), donated his salary to charity in the late Phoenix's memory
  • In January 1994, became Harper's Bazaar's first cover guy since Steve McQueen in 1968 when he and supermodel Christy Turlington posed together
  • Made his London stage debut as Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Works with the Get Schooled Foundation to encourage graduation; Slater, once a high-school dropout, received his GED after finding success as an actor and becoming a parent


  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001Critics' Choice Awards-Alan J. Pakula Award: winner
  • 1992MTV Movie Awards-Most Desirable Male: winner
  • 1991Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated