Christian Slater has been acting for more than three decades. Today, at the age of 46, he has amassed a long list of projects, both in film and TV.
Some of them include The Name Of The Rose, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Broken Arrow, Hard Rain, Very Bad Things and the short-lived series My Own Worst Enemy.
During a phone interview to promote his current series Mr Robot, we asked him if there is a role he is waiting for. His answer was: “Just a better and better version of myself.”
Slater also shared memories of three films he was in.
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Slater plays a security guard who Austin Powers (Mike Myers) hynoptises to get out of the way. “Mike Myers and I were good buddies. We were friends, somebody I really loved. And he said, would you mind coming over and doing a small role in this movie I am doing. And I said, yeah, sure. So that was that. I had a great time doing that.”
Interview With The Vampire (1994)
Slater is a reporter who chronicles the story of two vampires (Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt).
“Certainly working with Tom Cruise on that, and shutting down the Golden Gate Bridge the night that we shot the scene there, was very exciting. Neil Jordan is a great director, somebody I greatly admire and would like to work with again.”
True Romance (1993)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino and produced by the late Tony Scott, Slater plays Clarence who leads a humdrum life working in a comic book store, until a blonde woman (Patricia Arquette) walks into his life and turns it upside down.
“This one was just one of those movies that comes along very rarely and it was incredibly special. And I love everybody who was involved in it … the director and Tony Scott – who was a good friend, whom I really loved and appreciated and would’ve done anything for. The rest of the cast was monumental.”