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Val Kilmer ACTOR




VAL KILMER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Val Kilmer was born on December 31st, 1959 in Los Angeles, California wit h the birth name Val Edward Kilmer.  He as born to parents, Gladys and Eugene Kilmer and grew up in the San Fernando Valley with two brothers.  His parents divorced when he was nine years old and at the age of thirteen he first began auditioning for commercials.   
 
After graduating from Chatsworth High School he went on to study acting at Hollywood's Professional School and even was accepted to Julliard's drama program, being at that time the youngest person at the age of seventeen to be admitted to the school.  He then began first working as a stage actor and after some experience began getting involved in films.
 
His film debut was in 1984 in he film, "Top Secret!", followed by roles in such films as, "Top Gun" (1986) starring alongside Tom Cruise, "Real Genius" (1985) and the film that gained a large amount of attention, "The Doors" (1991) portraying rock singer Jim Morrison.  Other popular films he has appeared in are, "True Romance" (1993), "Tombstone" (1993) starring Kurt Russell and Sam Elliott, "Batman" (1995) also starring Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey, "Heat" (1995), "Alexander" (2004), "Déjà Vu" (2006), "Felon" (2008), "Streets of Blood" (2009), "The Traveler" (2010) and soon to release, "The First Ride of Wyatt Earp" (2012).
 
Along with working as an actor he has also worked on the other side of the industry as a co author for the play, "How it All Began" in 1981.  Kilmer also published a book of his poems, My Edens After Burns.  He is also well known for the voice over work of KITT in the series, "Knight Rider".  Since 2010 he has been working on a screenplay he wrote about the life of Mary Baker Eddy. 
 
Kilmer has married only one time to Joanne Whalley in 1988 and they had two children together before the marriage ended in 1996.  Although his professional life has been quite successful he has had some personal issues in the industry.  He has a very known hatred to Tom Cruise who he claims made sexual advances towards him on the set of "Top Gun".  He is also known within the movie industry to be very difficult to work with. 
 
He owns a large ranch in New Mexico and remains working in Los Angeles, California. 


Filmography

2013 Mark Twain and Mary Baker Eddy 
2013 The Hard Ride 
2012 The Unknown Son
2012 Lotus Community Workshop 
2012 Breathless
2012 The Goats 
2012 Seven Below 
2012 The First Ride of Wyatt Earp
2011 Spider-Man: Edge of Time
2011 Twixt 
2011 Blood Out
2011 Riddle 
2011 Kill the Irishman 
2011 5 Days of War 
2011 Deep in the Heart 
2010 Gun
2010 The Traveler
2010 MacGruber 
2010 Bloodworth
2009 Double Identity
2009 Hardwired 
2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
2009 The Thaw 
2009 American Cowslip
2009 Streets of Blood
2008-2009 Knight Rider 
2009 The Steam Experiment
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy
2008 2:22 
2008 Felon 
2008 The Love Guru 
2008 Columbus Day 
2008 Delgo
2008 Conspiracy 
2008 Comanche Moon
2007 West Texas Lullaby
2007 Numb3rs 
2006 The Ten Commandments: The Musical
2006 Deja Vu
2006 Summer Love 
2006 Played 
2006 10th & Wolf
2006 Moscow Zero 
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 
2004 Alexander
2004 Entourage
2004 George and the Dragon 
2004 Mindhunters 
2004 Stateside 
2004 Spartan 
2003 Blind Horizon 
2003 The Missing 
2003 Wonderland 
2003 Masked and Anonymous 
2002 Run for the Money 
2002 The Salton Sea 
2000 Red Planet
2000 Pollock 
1999 Joe the King 
1999 At First Sight 
1998 The Prince of Egypt 
1997 Dead Girl 
1997 The Saint
1996 The Ghost and the Darkness 
1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau 
1995 Heat 
1995 Batman Forever 
1995 Wings of Courage 
1993 Tombstone 
1993 True Romance 
1993 The Real McCoy 
1992 Thunderheart 
1991 The Doors 
1989 Kill Me Again 
1989 Billy the Kid 
1988 Willow 
1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains 
1986 The Murders in the Rue Morgue 
1986 Top Gun
1985 Real Genius
1985 ABC Afterschool Specials
1984 Top Secret







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