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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 »

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 >

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 >

- 2644 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 >

- 2739 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 >

- 2800 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 >

- 3209 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 >

- 3212 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 >

- 3472 days ago
Val Can't Take Dump So Residents Must Pay

Can't Take Dump So Residents Must Pay

It's rough living around a location shoot for a Val Kilmer movie!At 8:30 this morning, a movie starring Kilmer, "Columbus Day," was about to film in Echo Park near downtown L.A.The residents were… READ MORE >

- 3473 days ago
Brangelina Gets Physical

Brangelina Gets Physical

Even though Angelina Jolie has made it clear that she's no fan of PDA, her actions tell another story. TMZ cameras caught Brangelina arriving hand-in-hand at the after party for "The Good… READ MORE >

- 3604 days ago
Val's Top Gun Days are Over

Val's Top Gun Days are Over

Val Kilmer washed up on the coast of Malibu Friday afternoon. The actor spent the day splashing in the waves and boogie boarding with his son.This isn't the first unflattering picture of the "Top… READ MORE >

- 3724 days ago

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