Christian Slater: Back From The Edge
Digital Edition Published by John Blake Publishing in 2013.
From the late eighties onwards Christian Slater was the embodiment of teenage cool. Films such as The Name of the Rose, Heathers, Young Guns II and Pump Up The Volume became instant cult classics and ensured his status as both a teenage heartthrob and as the elite actor of his generation. His position as an A-list star was hardly diminished in the nineties, with brilliant performances in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, True Romance, Broken Arrow and Very Bad Things establishing him as a formidable force in acting. But fame and success did not always sit easily with Christian, and from his off-screen behaviour resulted a bad boy reputation that has stuck with him ever since. Alcohol and drug excesses led to numerous incidents with the law, assault charges, and even a stint in jail. But through all of this, Christian managed to retain a highly successful career.
In addition to an illustrious film career, Christian’s impeccable performances in the stage version of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest won hin the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actor, and with his role in Broadway’s The Glass Menagarie, his return to theatrical mainstream was in full bloom. From this incisive biography, emerges a complex and sometimes contradictory character, a man who has dealt with fame, love, loss and success in his own uncompromising and inspired way. The films, the flings, the affairs, the media gossip are all dealt with truthfully in a book as fascinating and candid as the man himself.