Mr. Robot played by Christian Slater

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A mysterious figure who approaches Elliot with the opportunity to contribute to a worldwide revolution, Mr. Robot has a murky history but huge plans for the future. He recruits the members of fsociety to come together at the abandoned arcade -- and is relentless in his leadership of the team. 

Christian Slater stars as Mr. Robot, the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group on USA Network’s Golden Globe® Award winning series, MR. ROBOT.

For his work on the hit drama series, Slater received a Golden Globe® Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. He also received a Critics’ Choice® Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.  

Slater has had an impressive career that spans the worlds of film, television and stage. Most recently he received critical praise for his starring role as Sir Galahad in “Spamalot,” an adaptation of the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The performance at The Hollywood Bowl was directed by BT McNicholl and conducted by Todd Ellison. The cast also included Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Idle, Craig Robinson and Merle Dandrige.

Slater just wrapped production on “King Cobra” opposite James Franco. The film, written and directed by Justin Kelly, depicts the events surrounding a murder that shocked the adult entertainment industry in the mid 2000s. Slater portrays an adult entertainment producer who discovers a hot new star and finds himself the target of a rival producer, portrayed by Franco, who wants to steal his discovery.

In another collaboration with Franco, Slater appeared in “The Adderall Diaries” which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.  Directed by Pamela Romanowsky, this thriller is an adaptation of Stephen Elliott’s memoir. The cast includes Franco, Amber Heard and Ed Harris.

On television, Slater also makes regular appearances on FX’s animated series “Archer” as ‘Slater.’ The series follows the work and lives of employees belonging to an international spy agency.

In 2014, Slater starred in Lars von Trier’s drama “Nymphomaniac” opposite Shia LaBeouf and Uma Thurman. The film follows the story of a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounting her experiences to the man who saved her life. 

In 2006, Slater starred in Emilio Estevez’s acclaimed drama “Bobby,” which focuses on the 22 people at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel on the day Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. As a member of the all-star ensemble cast, including Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone and William H. Macy, Slater earned Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics’ Choice Award nominations.

Slater returned to theater in London in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he starred in the sold-out run of “Swimming with Sharks,” directed by Wilson Milan. Slater portrayed Buddy Ackerman, the mastermind of a top studio’s high-grossing, ultra-violent horror slate, and one of Hollywood’s most powerful men. In Spring 2006, he reprised his critically acclaimed role as Randle P. McMurphy in the Really Useful Group’s production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The play, which previewed at the Edinbugh Festival, originally opened in London’s West End on September 6, 2004 to rave reviews. The huge success of the play led to two extensions, finally closing on January 22, 2005 after over 150 sold-out shows. Slater won a Whatsonstage Best Actor Award for his performance. He also won the Favorite Actor award two years in a row at the Big Star Awards.

In 2005, Slater starred on Broadway in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” playing the role of Tom opposite Jessica Lange. He received an award for Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Play at the Audience Awards.

Following his film debut in 1985 in “The Legend of Billie Jean,” Slater’s extensive film credits prove his versatility in various genres. As an action hero, Slater was seen in John Woo’s “Windtalkers,” opposite Nicolas Cage, and “Broken Arrow,” with John Travolta. Slater has also proven his ability to portray characters whose roles create a cult following, such as his unforgettable performances as Clarence Worley in “True Romance,” as Robert Boyd in “Very Bad Things” and as Jason Dean in Michael Lehmann’s cult classic “Heathers.” Other film credits include “Slipstream,” “He Was a Quiet Man,” “The Contender,” “Bed of Roses,” “Murder in the First,” “Interview with a Vampire,” “Untamed Heart,” “Pump Up the Volume,” Jean=Jacques Annaud’s “The Name of the Rose,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” and “Gleaming the Cube.”

Slater’s producing credits include “Basil” and “Hard Rain,” both of which he also starred in. He also served as an executive producer on Peter Berg’s “Very Bad Things.” In 1996, Slater made his directorial debut with “Museum of Love,” a short film for Showtime.

As an alum of the prestigious Dalton School and the Professional Children’s School in New York City, Slater debuted on Broadway at the age of nine on “The Music Man,” alongside Dick Van Dyke, and went on to play the title lead in “Oliver.” Slater garnered critical acclaim in 1998 for his starring role in the Broadway production of “Side Man.” “Macbeth,” “David Copperfield” and “Merlin” also number among his Broadway credits. Off-Broadway, Slater has been seen in such productions as “Landscape of the Body,” “Between Daylight,” “Boonville,” “Dry Land” and “Somewhere’s Better.”