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Slater living action hero fantasy

Published 03/02/2013 | 18:21

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Christian Slater loved working with Sylvester Stallone on Bullet To The Head

Christian Slater has revealed his latest film was a chance for him to live out his childhood fantasy of being an action hero.

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The True Romance star appears opposite Sylvester Stallone in Sly's latest action showpiece, Bullet To The Head, and admitted it was a dream come true.

Christian said: "I used to run around in my back yard and pretend to be an action hero. When I was flying back from Copenhagen there was a lady watching Expendables 2, and Stallone and Jean Claude Van Damme were shooting it out. It reminded me of what I used to do when I was seven. This [job] gives you the opportunity to just keep playing."

He said of Sly: "He's always been one of my heroes. Some movie stars are so iconic that it's hard to see them as a person, you know? He's like an object almost, so it's fascinating to be around that kind of energy."

And working together on the film, he got a special birthday treat from his hero.

Christian revealed: "He's certainly an intimidating force to deal with.

"But when the cameras were off, he couldn't have been more of a gentleman. It was my birthday on set and he brought out a cake and sang Happy Birthday - it was a blast!"

:: Bullet To The Head is in cinemas now.

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