Basic Information About Val Kilmer
|Full Name||Val Kilmer|
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Television producer, Musician, Voice Actor, Film Producer|
|Date of birth||1959-12-31 (63 years old)|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||In many of his movies, he twirls small objects (coins, pencils, etc.) with his fingers.|
He rubs the first two fingers of his right hand together. Particularly in tense scenes, but also where he is not speaking.
|Father||Eugene Dorris Kilmer|
|Spouse||Joanne Whalley - (28 February 1988 - 1 February 1996) (divorced) (2 children)|
|Kids||Two(Jack and Mercedes)|
|Height||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ Instagram ↗︎ Twitter ↗︎ Facebook ↗︎ Imdb|
What Movie Awards did Val Kilmer win?
Val Kilmer awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|MTV Movie Award - Most Desirable Male||Nominee||Heat||1996|
|Satellite Award - Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical||Winner||Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||2005|
|MTV Movie Award - Best Male Performance||Nominee||Tombstone||1994|
|CFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||The Doors||1992|
|MTV Movie Award - Best Male Performance||Nominee||The Doors||1992|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor||Nominee||The Saint||1998|
|Prism Award - Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film||Winner||The Salton Sea||2003|
|Time-Machine Honorary Award -||Winner||The Super||2017|
|DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety||Winner||Saturday Night Live||2001|
Val Kilmer roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Top Gun: Maverick||Iceman|
|Batman Forever||Batman / Bruce Wayne|
|Top Secret!||Nick Rivers|
|The Prince of Egypt||Moses / God (voice)|
|Jay and Silent Bob Reboot||Bluntman|
|Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||Gay Perry|
|Deja Vu||Agent Pryzwarra|
|The Doors||Jim Morrison|
|Real Genius||Chris Knight|
|The Missing||Lt. Jim Ducharme|
|The Saint||Simon Templar|
|The Island of Dr. Moreau||Montgomery|
|Song to Song||Duane|
|The Ghost and the Darkness||Col. John Henry Patterson|
|Kill the Irishman||Joe Manditski|
|The Birthday Cake||Uncle Angelo|
|MacGruber||Dieter Von Cunth|
|The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans||Stevie Pruit|
|The Love Guru||Val Kilmer (uncredited)|
|The Salton Sea||Danny Parker / Tom Van Allen|
|Numb3rs||Mason Lancer 1 episode, 2007|
|Saturday Night Live||Brilliant Lunatic / ... 1 episode, 2000-2011|
|Entourage||The Sherpa 1 episode, 2004|
|Psych||Detective Dobson 1 episode, 2014|
|Robot Chicken||Man-E-Faces / ... 1 episode, 2014|
|Knight Rider||K.I.T.T. (uncredited) unknown episodes|
|The Daily Show||Self - Guest 2 episodes, 2002-2004|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Self - Guest 5 episodes, 1994-2002|
|Conan||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2013|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Self - Guest 3 episodes, 2003-2005|
Val Kilmer's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|Batman Forever (1995)||$7,000,000|
|The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)||$6,000,000|
|The Saint (1997)||$6,000,000|
|At First Sight (1999)||$9,000,000|
|Red Planet (2000)||$10,000,000|
|Blind Horizon (2003)||$1,000,000|
Val Kilmer's Quotes
- Upon playing Batman: "I've done an absurdly commercial cartoon and now I'm more likely to get hired for a job I couldn't get hired for before, because I hadn't done enough movies. It's so rare when an actor gets hired because he's right for the role - it just doesn't figure into it."
- The only time it's ever like work is when you don't like what you've done.
- "I was going to movies and watching TV, going to the theater a little bit. It was, like, 'Wow, you could make a living doing this? Great! What could be better?' There isn't anything I could choose better." - On why he initially choose acting as a career while still a young man.
- Being successful doesn't change things. There's a painful, lonely part of acting because you're always waiting. The thing about being a performer is doing, and when you have to wait, it's the same pain as when you're starting out and have no job. You think that thing will go away, but it doesn't. It just shifts. I remember Robert Duvall saying that being a successful actor is all about finding interesting hobbies, because if you don't have the right hobby, you die. It's very hard to maintain interest. Most actors don't. They become a little clichéd. You learn how to do tricks and stuff.
- It's always been the same for me. I've always enjoyed acting, and I really love good actors; they're such unique characters. I wish I could tell stories well, or tell a joke. Any time someone can do that it's so satisfying. Sean Penn, for instance, is a really good actor, and he can tell a good joke or story. But it's hard to do. Most actors have special talents that make them attractive, but they're often odd characters.
Val Kilmer Net Worth Details:
Val Kilmer, the famous Hollywood actor, is currently worth $10 million. Although this may seem like an impressive sum, it pales in comparison to some of his peers in the industry. Nevertheless, Kilmer has definitely made his mark on Hollywood over the years, cementing his status as one of the most notable actors of his time. Today, we’ll take a closer look at Val Kilmer’s life and career to better understand how he reached this point.
Biography of Val Kilmer:
What is Val Kilmer known for?
Val Kilmer became famous for his roles in blockbuster movies throughout the 80s and 90s. He starred in films like Top Gun, Heat, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. He received widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of Jim Morrison in The Doors and was also renowned for his roles in action films.
Early life and education
Val Kilmer was born on December 31st, 1959 in Los Angeles. When he was eight years old, his parents divorced. He transferred to Chatsworth High School and became friends with Kevin Spacey. Val attended Juilliard School and was the youngest person ever accepted at the time.
Kilmer began his career as a stage actor and co-authored the play “How it All Began”. In 1983, he landed his first film role in “Top Secret!” His progression continued with films like “The Doors,” “Batman Forever,” “Tombstone,” and “Heat.” Kilmer is notable for playing Jim Morrison with uncanny accuracy, particularly according to former bandmates of The Doors. He was also praised by Bob Kane, a co-creator of Batman, for his performance as the caped crusader. In the 90s, Kilmer was regarded as one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Unfortunately, a label for being difficult to work with would soon damage his chances of more leading roles later on.
Kilmer’s career and personal life were catching up to him in the late 90s. His finances became vulnerable after divorce proceedings began with his then-wife Joanne Whalley while his career had already shown some decline. These financial problems woulf continue to loom even after he became ill with throat cancer and lost the ability to speak in 2015.
In 1995, Kilmer earned a record high salary of $7 million for “Batman Forever”. Two years later, in 1997, he earned $13 million from two movies.
Val Kilmer owns around 160 acres of beautiful land, including properties in both New Mexico and Colorado. His former western-themed, Pecos River Ranch, cost around $22 million at its peak with its maximum area coverage attested at 6,000 acres.
Val Kilmer’s achievements are all over Hollywood. He had numerous awards after being part of the most successful films, and even as his work slowed with throat cancer, no man can take away the renown he has achieved.
Val Kilmer’s magnetic and charismatic personality won audiences over worldwide. Despite some preconceived notions about him as a talented yet difficult go-to actor, he never stopped acting and always aimed for success on each new project he tackled. It’s truly a testament to both his skill and big personality that he maintains financial stability in spite of challenges.
Interesting Facts about Val Kilmer
- Attended Chatsworth High School with Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham.
- Ranked #62 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Co-authored play "How It All Began," performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, in 1981.
- Was at the time the youngest student ever accepted into Juilliard's drama department. His record has been supplanted by Juilliard student Seth Numrich, who was admitted at 15 in 2002.
- Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando infuriated director John Frankenheimer on the set of The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996). Frankenheimer later vowed to never work with Kilmer again.
- While being let out of the metal cage during the filming of the crossroads scene in Willow (1988), the rope holding the cage up broke and the cage landed on Kilmer's foot, nearly breaking it. Later on in the film, Kilmer (who played swordsman Madmartigan) can be spotted having difficulty walking.
- Met first wife, British actress Joanne Whalley, when they filmed the 1988 fantasy, Willow (1988). They had two children: daughter Mercedes Kilmer (born in 1991) and son Jack Kilmer (born in 1995).
- Is the second actor to play Batman in the movie franchise. He succeeded Michael Keaton (Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992)) and preceded #3 George Clooney (Batman & Robin (1997)); #4 Christian Bale (Batman Begins (2005); The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)) and #5 Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)). If counting the two different film serials and the television series, then Kilmer is the fifth actor to play Batman. The first 15-chapter film serial, Batman (1943), was released in 1941 and starred Lewis Wilson. The second 15-chapter film serial, Batman and Robin (1949), was released in 1949 and starred Robert Lowery. The TV series, Batman (1966), starred Adam West.
- Did his own singing while playing Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991). The real members of the band said they had difficulty distinguishing Kilmer's voice from that of Morrison's.
- Turned down the role of Ponyboy in The Outsiders (1983) because he was working with a theater company at the time, and if he had pulled out, the show would have been cancelled and his fellow actors out of a job.
- Got the role of Chris Shiherlis in Heat (1995) after Keanu Reeves, who was originally cast as Chris, backed out.
- Contrary to popular belief, he enjoyed playing "Batman" despite his poor working relationship with Joel Schumacher during the production of Batman Forever (1995).
- During the sled riding scene in Willow (1988), he can be seen wearing a black glove on his left hand.
- Is the only blond actor to have played Bruce Wayne/Batman.
- Oliver Stone once considered him for the role of Alexander the Great in his long-delayed Alexander (2004) project. Kilmer plays the father of Alexander, King Philip, opposite Colin Farrell in the Alexander role instead.
- Did not want to appear in Top Gun (1986) but was forced to do so because of contractual obligations.
- Appeared in Tombstone (1993) opposite Charlton Heston. Five years later, he succeeded Heston in the roles of both Moses and God in De prins van Egypte (1998).
- Does a variation on his trademark of twirling objects in Willow (1988): he twirls a sword during the fight in the snow camp.
- Has played two legendary rock and roll musicians: Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley.
- He was 4' 11" when he entered high school. He acknowledged this on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993).
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