Though expected to be a big hit, the film fell short at the box office, despite gaining a cult following.
His career improved with his role in The Name of the Rose (1986) alongside Sean Connery.
Since 2000 Slater has mixed TV work with leading roles in mainly lower budget films along with supporting roles in a few mainstream productions, appearing in the successful The West Wing and Alias TV productions, but also being part of Hollywood films, including Bobby and 3000 Miles to Graceland.
He has also worked as a voice-over artist in productions, including the character of 'Pip' in the successful Australian animated film Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and TV documentaries, including Prehistoric Planet and Dinosaur Planet.
In addition he has performed in London's West End in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Swimming With Sharks.
Slater made his big screen debut in 1985's The Legend of Billie Jean playing Billie Jean’s brother Binx.
Slater played Riley Hale in the big budget John Woo film Broken Arrow (1996), which also starred John Travolta, before appearing in 1998 in Hard Rain alongside Morgan Freeman.
Slater followed this by playing Junior Tucker in Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), Gleaming the Cube (1989) and Beyond the Stars (1989). Heathers was billed as the teen film of 1989, which had turned into a hit musical a year later.
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In 1991, Slater was cast as Will Scarlett in the Hollywood big budget production of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves alongside Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman and Alan Rickman.
The film was a commercial success, taking US0 million worldwide, and Slater became one of the major A-list stars of the 1990s. In 1993, Slater tried to expand his film genre, playing opposite Marisa Tomei in Untamed Heart and playing Clarence Worley in the Quentin Tarantino-penned cult classic True Romance, which received many rave reviews.
In the 1990s, Slater starred in many big budget films, including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (1992), Broken Arrow (1996), and Hard Rain (1998).