Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gen X is Officially On the Downward Slide

I just noticed Christian Slater is the big 40 today. As far as Gen X Hollywood spokespeople go him, along with Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Matt Dillon and Janeane Garofolo are it.

Slater is pictured here in a sticker insert from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves set from Topps. I couldn't find any other sets he'd be shown in other than Upper Deck's Igor from last year but it's a cartoon and I don't have anything from that set kicking around.

Slater's been in some pretty amazing films over the course of his (early) career: Pump Up the Volume, Heathers (!!!), True Romance, Young Guns II, and the greatest movie to ever introduce a video game accessory (the Powerglove), The Wizard.

So happy birthday, Christian Slater. And if you identify yourselves as being a part of Gen X, there's still plenty of fun to be had in the coming years.

(Warning - the clip below is brilliant but there is a couple or five cuss words. If you're in the office or have a couple of little ones nearby, please pump down the volume.)


jenX said...

so, being 30, do you identify with gen y or gen x? fun post. i like how you ended it.

gen x and now 40-something.

Doc said...

The Wizard. Easily one of the worst movies ever.

Thank you for drumming up that horror.

dayf said...

You mentioned spokesperson for GenX and I immediately thought about River Phoenix and how we can't bemoan how old he's getting and I got sad. Pump Up The Volume is a kickass movie and cheered me up a little.

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Dean said...

interesting choice to represent gen x.