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Val Kilmer

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Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Swanette (Ekstadt) and Eugene Dorris Kilmer, who was 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!, 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. Despite his obvious talent and range, it wasn't until his astonishingly believable performance as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors 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. Since then, he has played two more American legends, Elvis Presley in True Romance and Doc Holliday in Tombstone. In July 1994, it was announced that Kilmer would be taking over the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne from Michael Keaton.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Val Kilmer -- Swollen Tongue, Slurred Speech ... I Have to Cancel My Tour (VIDEO)

Val Kilmer
Swollen Tongue, Slurred Speech ... I Have to Cancel My Tour

Val Kilmer is struggling to speak with a severely swollen tongue -- and while he still denies he has cancer -- whatever his ailment is ... it's forcing him to put his work on hold. Kilmer shocked… READ MORE >

Val Kilmer -- Michael Douglas is Wrong ... I Don't Have Cancer!

Val Kilmer
Michael Douglas is Wrong ... I Don't Have Cancer!

Val Kilmer says he's healthy, happy and cancer free ... despite what his friend, Michael Douglas, is telling people. Kilmer responded to recent rumors he's battling oral cancer… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Val Kilmer -- I'm Your Huckleberry ... If You Buy My Gold Tumbleweed! (PHOTOS)

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I'm Your Huckleberry If You Buy My Gold Tumbleweed!

Val Kilmer's turning tumbleweed into gold, and a small fortune ... TMZ has learned. Val is selling an actual tumbleweed he bronzed and dipped in 22k gold ... for a cool $150,000. Luxury boutique… READ MORE >

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Val Kilmer -- Iceman On the Mend (PHOTO)

Val Kilmer
Iceman On the Mend

Somebody get Maverick on the horn ... Val Kilmer appears to be on the road to recovery, and ready for a wingman. Val was spotted at Heathrow Airport Wednesday, looking the best we've seen him… READ MORE >

- 292 days ago
Val Kilmer -- Family Believes Religion Is Killing Him

Val Kilmer
Family Believes Religion Is Killing Him

Val Kilmer's family believes the actor is killing himself by not dealing with a serious tumor ... because of his religious beliefs.TMZ broke the story ... Val was rushed to the hospital Monday… READ MORE >

- 673 days ago
Val Kilmer Hospitalized For Throat Tumor

Val Kilmer
Hospitalized For Throat Tumor

5:30 PM PT -- A rep for Val tells TMZ that the actor is currently undergoing tests for a possible tumor. Doctors are encouraged by his progress and hopeful he will make a full recovery.8:50 AM PT… READ MORE >

- 675 days ago
Val Kilmer -- I Lost My Small Claims Case ... But Still Got Money!

Val Kilmer
I Lost My Small Claims Case But Still Got Money!

Val Kilmer just learned a hard lesson about being a tenant ... because a judge just socked him hard for making what the actor felt were "improvements" on his Malibu rental.As we reported ...… READ MORE >

- 768 days ago
Val Kilmer -- Misguided Actor Sues Landlord in Small Claims Court

Val Kilmer
Misguided Actor Sues Landlord In Small Claims Court

Val Kilmer clearly doesn't watch "The People's Court" or "Judge Judy" ... because he's about to learn a hard lesson about tenants doing home improvements.Val was in Van Nuys small claims… READ MORE >

- 774 days ago
Val Kilmer Weight Loss Secret ... Walk It Off!

Val Kilmer
Weight Loss Secret ... Walk It Off!

Val Kilmer is half the man he used to be ... and we're told he shed the pounds the old fashioned way with determination ... and walking his ass off.We're told 'Iceman' looked in the mirror and… READ MORE >

- 800 days ago
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 >

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