Tag: Christian Slater

Christian Slater Q&A

Posted March 1, 2011

DETAILS: Quitting drinking and drugs must have really changed your priorities. Christian Slater: The last five years of my life have been great. Really different. I just celebrated five years of sobriety. I’ve been trying to take time for myself and to be with my kids. I went to Africa and ended up building schools there. I went on a USO tour to Bahrain and Djibouti. I went to Walter Reed hospital. These aren’t things I ever considered doing. In the nineties, you and River Phoenix were friends and seemed to be on the same path. Do you ever wonder […]

Clean Slater

Posted July 1, 1993

Still beloved by teens, but yet to carry a major hit, the reformed Christian Slater makes his bid for breathing room with Tony Scott’s True Romance. Slater’s sexiness on-screen is a given. Now that he’s 23, though, one has to be increasingly suspicious about where he can take his Nicholsonisms and the hipster’s cockiness. It’s now-or-never time for vaulting the chasm between teen idoldom and grown-up stardom. STEPHEN REBELLO: I’m thinking about how everybody used to like movie rebels who tangled with the law. What’s a rebel to do in the safe and sober era?CHRISTIAN SLATER: Lie. [Laughing] No, I […]

Born Again Christian

Posted June 1, 1991

Poised on the brink of mainstream stardom with Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Mobsters, Hollywood’s former bad boy Christian Slater isn’t sure whether he’s a hot adult property or still an irrepressible teen prankster. An agent once confided to me her personal litmus test for what makes a star a star. “It’s simple,” she explained. “Do you or do you not want to f** them?” By that standard and a few others, Christian Slater has much of Hollywood breathing hard. Ask anyone. Denise Di Novi, who produced Slater’s 1989 film Heathers, lauds the “incredible intensity level that separates him […]