Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Whatever Happened To?

I had originally planned to focus on an actress who, as it so happens, worked with today’s selection at one point. I will save her for another week down the line. Seeing as I focussed on Val Kilmer’s dissent into straight-to-DVD hell; it makes since to focus on the person who has fallen even further. Show of hands, who else besides yours truly saw Lies & Illusions?...anyone...Bueller? If I were to rank the current straight-to-DVD victims in order, Kilmer would be at number three while Slater would take the number two spot. The fact that Christian Slater still gets high profile work on television, albeit in bad shows, proves there is still interest in Slater amongst the Hollywood execs. If only he would find an agent that actually knows how to pick good scripts.

Christian Slater

Career Highlights: Pump Up The Volume (1990), Heathers (1988), Murder in the First (1995), Interview With A Vampire (1994), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), True Romance (1993), The Contender (2001), Gleaming the Cube (1988) The Wizard (1988) [yes, you read right. The Wizard is by far the best feature length advertisement ever made! - CS]

Low Points: Alone in the Dark (2005), Mindhunters (2004), Young Guns II (1990), Hard Rain (1998), Bed of Roses (1996), Broken Arrow (1996), Kuffs (1992), Mobster (1991), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), Who is Cletus Tout (2001), Tales From The Darkside: The Movie.

Last Seen On The Big Screen: Bobby (2006), Igor (2008)

Where You Will See Him Again: Sacrifice with Cuba Gooding Jr.; Shadows of the White Nights with Cole Hauser. Odds are good they will both be at your local DVD store shortly.


  1. I liked him in Anthony Hopkins' Slipstream which is a movie I will never watch again, but was interesting once. Not that that justifies everything else he's done as of late but it's better than nothing, isn't it?

  2. @Mike - I have not seen Mr. Hopkins directorial work yet, but it is comforting to know that Slater did a good job in it. If you go back to his films in the 90's you see that he has the talent. It is painful watching him in all these low rent flicks.

  3. This is depressing.

    (Simon from Four of Them, under old account)

  4. @Simon - So true. The Hollywood machine loves you one minute, discards you the next.


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