Stephen Rea was nominated for an Oscar in 1992 for his portrayal in Neil Jordan's "The Crying Game." The film was Rea's third collaboration with Jordan, with whom he also worked on "Angel" (a.k.a. "Danny Boy") and on "The Company of Wolves," which was produced by Stephen Woolley.
Rea's recent film credits include "Bad Behavior," directed by Les Blair; "The House," directed by Mike Figgis; "Life is Sweet," directed by Mike Leigh; "Angie," with Geena Davis; and "Princess Caraboo" with Kevin Kline. Rea recently completed a role in Robert Altman's "Pret a Porter" and appeared on Broadway in Frank McGuiness's "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me," for which he received a Best Actor Tony nomination.
Christian Slater made his film debut in 1985 in "The Legend of Billie Jean," followed by "The Name of the Rose" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Tucker: The Man and His Dream." He became a star following a celebrated performance in "Heathers," then appeared in "Young Guns II," and starred in "Pump Up The Volume," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Mobsters." Shortly thereafter he starred in "Kuffs," "Untamed Heart" and "True Romance."
Slater's other film credits include "Jimmy Hollywood," directed by Barry Levinson and co-starring Joe Pesci; "The Wizard," co-starring Beau Bridges; "Cry Wolf" with Dina Merrill; and "Gleaming the Cube." Slater will be seen early next year starring in "Murder in the First" opposite Kevin Bacon and Gary Oldman, under the direction of Marc Rocco.
Kirsten Dunst made her film debut in 1989, in the Woody Allen segment of "New York Stories," followed with "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and a recurring role as Kitten in the television series "Sisters." Dunst has co-starred in the feature film "Greedy," with Michael J. Fox and Kirk Douglas, and stars as Amy in "Little Women," directed by Gillian Armstrong. She will next star opposite Robin Williams in "Jumanji."
Neil Jordan most recently directed "The Crying Game," which was nominated for six Academy Awards, and which won Jordan the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
In 1982, Jordan wrote and directed his first film, "Angel" (a.k.a. "Danny Boy"), which won him the London Evening Standard's Most Promising Newcomer Award. His next movie, "The Company of Wolves," was honored with Best Film and Best Director Awards by the London Critics' Circle. Jordan's third feature, "Mona Lisa," was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival and was honored with a Golden Globe Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics' Award and a Best Screenplay nomination from the Writers Guild of America; in addition, it earned Bob Hoskins an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
In 1987, Jordan directed "High Spirits," followed by "We're No Angels," starring Robert De Niro and Sean Penn, and "The Miracle," starring Beverly D'Angelo.
Producer David Geffen is founder and chairman of The Geffen Company, which has been a pre-eminent force in film, theatrical and record production for more than two decades. He has released under his Geffen Pictures banner such films as "Personal Best," "Risky Business," "Lost in America," "Beetlejuice," "After Hours," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Men Don't Leave," "Defending Your Life," "The Last Boy Scout" and "M. Butterfly." Geffen Theater's credits include "M. Butterfly" (which received nine Tony Awards, including Best Play) and such other mega-hits as "Cats," "Dreamgirls," "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Miss Saigon."
Geffen most recently announced a partnership with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg to form a new studio producing film, television, music and interactive media products.
Producer Stephen Woolley continues his long association with Neil Jordan on "Interview with the Vampire." The two first partnered more than 10 years ago on "The Company of Wolves," followed by "Mona Lisa," "High Spirits," "The Miracle" and, most recently, "The Crying Game." Woolley earned a 1992 Oscar nomination for producing "The Crying Game." Woolley also received the Producers Guild of America award for Producer of the Year (1993) and the British Academy Award for Best British Film of 1992 for "The Crying Game." Woolley has also produced "Absolute Beginners," "Shag," "Scandal," "The Big Man," "The Pope Must Die," "A Rage in Harlem" and "Backbeat."
Geffen Pictures Presents A Film By Neil Jordan: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea and Christian Slater in "Interview With The Vampire," starring Kirsten Dunst. The vampire makeup and effects are by Stan Winston; the editor is Mick Audsley; and the production designer is Dante Ferretti. The director of photography is Philippe Rousselot, A.F.C., and the music is composed by Elliot Goldenthal. The co-producer is Redmond Morris. "Interview With The Vampire" has a screenplay by Anne Rice based on her novel. It is produced by David Geffen and Stephen Woolley and directed by Neil Jordan. Distributed by Warner Bros., A Time Warner Entertainment Company.