Actor Christian Slater ushered in his 40s by obtaining his high school diploma. The
star admits he never took his studies seriously when he was a teenager because he was too busy acting, but decided it was time to graduate so that he could show his kids how important education is.
He explains, “I was working from the time I was nine years old, so school was not very important to me; it was not a great priority. Now, when I have kids, I want them obviously to get a full education (sic) and... I don’t want to lose any arguments. I figured the best thing to do was to go and at least take some action, get the GED.”