Note that he toned down the eyebrows a little for his pose with the President.
Also, Christian Slater is going to be in a Lars von Trier film?!
There's so much to say about this sprawling epic, but since I don't have a lot of space, I'm going to center my comments on two aspects of the film which merit discussion: the cat's performance, and the closing credit music "Cat's Eye" by Ray Stevens of the Village People. First off, the cat delivers a first-rate, nuanced performance, the best in the film. No small feat considering James Woods and Candy Clark are two of the cat's co-stars. Now before you assume I'm joking, I challenge you to watch the movie and say otherwise– this cat is gonna blow your mind. The cat is a veritable powerhouse. And the cat is uncredited. Nowhere on the internet can I find any information about this cat or its career, and words can't do justice with what the cat manages to do with a basically non-written role.
Finally, Ray Stevens' closing credits music "Cat's Eye" begins with perhaps the finest intro to any pop song of the 80s. There's no way that any song can live up to that intro. And, of course, the song doesn't. But it's still pretty damn good. And the lyrics shed some light on a few of the more obscure plot points, so if you choose to reflect on the film you've just seen during the end credits, like I do, you'll find it a lovely counterpart to your post-film musings and ruminations.