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Val Kilmer

Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer is best known for his roles as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors, Doc Holliday in Tombstone and Bruce Wayne/Batman in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever. He became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984), then the cult classic Real Genius (1985), as well as the blockbuster action films Top Gun and Willow. Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Gladys (née Ekstadt) and Eugene Kilmer, an aerospace equipment distributor and real estate developer. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley with his two siblings, older brother Mark and younger brother Wesley (who died at 15 due to an epileptic seizure in a swimming pool). His parents divorced when he was nine years old. His father passed away while Val was filming Tombstone. Kilmer's grandfather was a gold miner in New Mexico, near the border with Arizona; the poet Joyce Kilmer is a distant cousin of Kilmer's. His mother was of Swedish descent, and his father's ancestry reportedly included German, Irish, and Cherokee Native American. Kilmer attended Berkeley

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LAWSUIT OF IRONY -- Val Kilmer Sued for $128,000 ... Over Money Problems

LAWSUIT OF IRONY
Val Kilmer Sued for $128K ... Over Money Problems

Suing a guy with highly-publicized money problems, after he hired you to FIX said money problems ... is kind of hilarious -- and expecting to get $128,000 out of him is even funnier, but that's… READ MORE >

Val Kilmer Accused of Being a Deadbeat Dad

Val Kilmer's Ex-Wife:
HE'S A DEADBEAT DAD

Val Kilmer's ex-wife claims the actor has stiffed her on child support payments  ... according to documents obtained by TMZ ... and now she's going after his property in order to get what she… READ MORE >

- 1144 days ago
Val Kilmer -- Another $500,000 in Tax Problems

Val Kilmer
Another $500,000 in Tax Problems

Val Kilmer is back on Uncle Sam's bad side -- the "Iceman" reportedly left the IRS in the cold ... to the tune of $500,000 in unpaid federal taxes -- and now it is out to collect.According to… READ MORE >

- 1363 days ago
Val Kilmer -- Hasidic Jew?

Val Kilmer
Hasidic Jew?

Here's "Batman Forever" star Val Kilmer, 49, in NYC on Sunday (left) -- and Hasidic Jewish actor Abe Karpen (right).One of them played Moses in the stage musical "The Ten Commandments" and the… READ MORE >

- 1748 days ago
Tax Man vs Batman -- Val Accused of $500k Debt

Tax Man vs Batman
Val Accused of $500k Debt

Something reeks in the state of New Jersey -- and if the IRS is correct, it's Val Kilmer's tax records. Kilmer is on the hook for $538,858 in unpaid federal taxes, this according to a lien filed… READ MORE >

- 1879 days ago
Val Kilmer -- Let's Get This Potty Started

Val Kilmer
Let's Get This Potty Started

Usually Val Kilmer sticks to dropping bombs at the box office.... READ MORE >

- 1974 days ago
Val Kilmer Ushers in Fat Tuesday

Val Kilmer
Ushers in Fat Tuesday

Looking like the bastard love child of Liberace and Louie Anderson, former star Val Kilmer enjoyed being on top again ... at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.Show us your moobs!!  READ MORE >

- 2035 days ago
Mr. Chow Serves Up Won Ton of Stars!

Mr. Chow
Serves Up Won Ton of Stars!

Mr. Chow gave us a heaping helping of big name celebs last night! Bring it! // Aussie hothead Russel Crowe, hockey fanatic Tim Robbins, and "Speed" demon Dennis Hopper were mobbed for autographs.… READ MORE >

- 2444 days ago
Val Kilmer Top Guns It

Val Kilmer
Top Guns It

Who knew Val Kilmer could still run so fast? // TMZ caught the bloated Batman yesterday at Cross Creek in Malibu, where he pulled a Shia LaBeouf-Wesley Snipes and booked it as soon as he saw the… READ MORE >

- 2447 days ago
Worker on Val Kilmer Film Apologizes for Talkin' Sh*t

Worker on Val Kilmer Film
Apologizes for Talkin' Sh*t

TMZ has learned Kelli Lassen, the enraged production peon who angrily told the wife of a TMZ staffer living on the block where a Val Kilmer film was shooting, "You need to move your f**king car… READ MORE >

- 2707 days ago

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