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.)