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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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Val Kilmer Top Guns It

Val Kilmer
Top Guns It

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

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

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Val Can't Take Dump So Residents Must Pay

Can't Take Dump So Residents Must Pay

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Val's Top Gun Days are Over

Val's Top Gun Days are Over

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- 3087 days ago
The Z List: This Week's Biggest Losers

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