You never seem to see Val Kilmer in the tabloids these days and when you do, the photos are less than flattering.  No wonder the paparazzi are hated.  If you didn’t fall into immediate lust with Val Kilmer when you saw Top Gun then you must be dead. I don’t know about you, but “Iceman” was the subject of many fantasies for me.  (If you haven’t seen Top Gun then you’d better Netflix it or get to your neighborhood Blockbuster and do something about it!)

Aside from the recent unflattering photos, Val Kilmer is a brilliant actor.  I loved him in The Saint (damn that Elisabeth Shue!), adored him in Tombstone and was completely blown away when he played Jim Morrison in The Doors.  I will continue to follow his work no matter how old or untidy he gets!

Bio of Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, to Gladys (Ekstadt) and Eugene Kilmer, a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor. His mother, born in Indiana, was from a Swedish family, and his father was from Texas. Val studied at Hollywood’s Professional’s School and, in his teens, entered Juilliard’s drama program. His professional acting career began on stage, and he still participates in theater; he played Hamlet at the 1988 Colorado Shakespeare Festival. His film debut was in the 1984 spoof Top Secret! (1984), wherein he starred as blond rock idol Nick Rivers. He was in a number of films throughout the 1980s, including the 1986 smash Top Gun (1986). Despite his obvious talent and range, it wasn’t until his astonishingly believable performance as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone‘s The Doors (1991) that the world sat up and took notice. Kilmer again put his good baritone to use in the movie, performing all of the concert pieces. Val KilmerSince then, he has played two more American legends, Elvis Presley in True Romance (1993) and Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993). In July 1994, it was announced that Kilmer would be taking over the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne from Michael Keaton.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Denise P. Meyer < dpm1@cornell.edu>

 

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“I’ll be your Huckleberry.”

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An entire generation of ovaries went berzerk over this.