Christian Slater and Johnny Whitworth Sitting in a Tree

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Christian Slater and Johnny Whitworth Sitting in a Tree

When Christian Slater was doing promotion for the 1989 movie Heathers, Slater talked about how he based his character's speech and mannerisms on Jack Nicholson. Well,

Johnny Whitworth, the new detective (Jake Berkeley) on CSI Miami speaks exactly like Christian Slater in Heathers. I don't know if the way Johnny Whitworth speaks on CSI Miami is his nautural speaking style or if he is consciously trying to ape Christian Slater aping Jack Nicholson. However, it is impossible to take Johnny Whitworth seriously on CSI Miami, every time he opens his mouth I see Christian Slater in Heathers.

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Johnny Whitworth
Oops. A Fan Site for Johnny Whitworth has this "Heathers" Reference
Dream Role:"I'd like to play something like in Heathers" [which he's seen 57 times] AOL

Possible CSI Miami Plot Twist

Christian Slater's character in Heathers is more or less a serial killer, mostly of teenage girls. The Heathers are a clique of uppity high school girls all named Heather. Could Johnny Whitworth's "apparent" aping of Christian Slater in Heathers be a tip off to a possible plot twist on CSI Miami? Whitworth's detective character on CSI Miami is dating that albino White Beauch Emily Procter and a male CSI member, Rodriquez, is jealous of the relationship. Also, it appears that Whitworth's character will only be on 5 episodes of CSI Miami.

Johnny Whitworth. His debut in movies was with Bye Bye Love in 1995. That same year, he appeared in the film Empire Records. The movie, now a cult classic, led to his fast rise to fame and a guest appearance on Beverly Hills 90210 ... He quit acting after his first few movies, but then made a comeback in 1997's The Rainmaker. Recently, he played the role of Jake Berkeley in five CSI: Miami episodes and is set to star in Pathology. wikipedia

Heathers - 1989

Heathers is a 1989 black comedy film starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty.

In the film, three of the four girls in a trend-setting clique at a suburban Midwestern high school are each named Heather who rule the school through intimidation, contempt, and sex appeal.

Heathers brought Lehmann and producer Denise Di Novi the 1990 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Daniel Waters also gained recognition for his screenplay, which won a 1990 Edgar Award. The film was a US box office failure, but has since become a cult classic thanks to high sales and rentals on DVD and VHS. In 2006, it was ranked #5 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies. wikipedia