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STUNTS, STARS & LEGENDS - June 2015


Marc Schaffer

Marc was born on August 9, 1967 in Delano, California. He is known for his work in “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Curse of the Black Pearl”, “Dead Man’s Chest” and many more movies.

 


Movies Made in Moab:

GUNS, GIRLS AND GAMBLING (2012)
Story: John Smith (Christian Slater) is down on his luck. His girlfriend left him for a doctor. He headed to an Indian Reservation casino only to have his wallet stolen by a hooker.His money was a security wallet though, so he enters an Elvis Impersonation contest and loses but then proceeds to plays cards with 4 other Elvis impersonators: The Winner Elvis (Gary Oldman), Gay Elvis (Chis Kattan), Little Person Elvis (Tony Cox) and Asian Elvis (Anthony Brandon Wong). They beat him at cards enough times to bankrupt him and then he dozes off. He gets woken up by casino security guards who think he stole a priceless ancient Indian mask.

CHRISTIAN SLATER: Slater was born in New York City. Following a run on the ABC soap opera Ryan’s Hope, Slater made his Broadway debut as the lisping Winthrop Paroo opposite Dick Van Dyke in the 1980 revival of The Music Man. Additional Broadway credits include Copperfield, Merlin, Macbeth, Side Man, and The Glass Menagerie. In addition he has performed in London’s West End in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next and Swimming With Sharks.
Slater made his big screen debut in 1985’s The Legend of Billie Jean playing Billie Jean’s brother Binx. 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 in 1986 alongside Sean Connery. Slater played Connery’s apprentice monk while they investigated a series of murders at a Benedictine abbey. 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). Slater’s career frose to new heights when he played the dark character J.D. in the 1989 film Heathers alongside Winona Ryder. Heathers was billed as the teen film of the late 1980s. Slater beat out many other actors such as Brad Pitt for the part and his performance drew comparison with a young Jack Nicholson. After Heathers, Slater had offers to play more troubled youths, including as a rebellious teen in Pu·mp Up the Volume (1990) and a wild gunman in Young Guns II (1990), in which Slater acted alongside Emilio Esteves and Kiefer Sutherland.

If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
email: johnhagner@hotmail.com
Hall of Fame website: www.stuntmen.org

John Hagner (Founder) is also the Artist of the Stars.
His Celebrity Portrait Drawings are available at telephone 435-259-7000,
Mailing address: 50 W. 400 N, Moab, Utah 84532.
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