Here's "Hard Rain" hunk Christian Slater, 43, at an Art Basel event in Miami on Tuesday (left) -- and uber producer Brian Grazer, 61, at a movie premiere last year (right).Christian looks pretty… READ MORE >
Christian Michael Leonard Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor and voice over artist. He made his film debut with a small role in The Postman Always Rings Twice before playing a leading role in the 1985 film The Legend of Billie Jean. He then played a monk's apprentice alongside Sean Connery in The Name of the Rose before gaining much recognition for his role in the cult film Heathers which is considered his breakthrough. In the 1990s Slater featured in many big budget films including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Broken Arrow and Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. Since 2000 Slater has combined work in the film business with television, including appearances in The West Wing and Alias. Slater was married to Ryan Haddon in 2000 before separating in 2005, they had two children together. Slater has also had widely publicised brushes with the law, including being sentenced to three months in jail for assault in 1997. Slater was born in New York City. The son of Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting executive and producer, and Michael Hawkins (né Thomas Knight Slater), an actor who is also known as Michael Gainsborough. Slater has a maternal half-brother, Ryan Slater, who is also an actor. Slater attended the Dalton School, the Professional Children's School and the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.