Val Kilmer is a prominent American actor who hails from the United States. He came into the limelight with his jaw-dropping cameo in several films of different genres like Top Secret in 1984, Real Genius in 1985, the military action film Top Gun in 1986, and the Willow in 1988. He rose to fame with his character of Jim Morrison in the movie Oliver Stone’s The Doors. He got featured in the lead role in films like western Tombstone and True Romance. He amassed his fans with his outstanding performance replacing Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne in the movie Batman Forever in 1995.
Val Kilmer Age, Wiki, Bio
Val Kilmer came into the world on 31st December 1959, in California, LA, in the United States. He is 63 years old as of 2022. His birth sign is Capricorn. He is an American national and has white ethnicity.
Val Kilmer Height, Weight, Physical Appearance
He stands tall at 6 feet and weighs around 83 kg. He is a handsome, tall American actor with a charming personality. He has a perfect body shape with his balanced diet and routine workout schedule. He has light brown hair and mesmerizing blue eyes.
Val Kilmer Family
He was born to his parents Gladys Swanette Ekstadt and Eugene Kilmer. His mother, who had a Swedish origin, passed away in 2019. His father died in 1993 at the age of 72 years. His parents parted ways when he was just 8 years of age. His mother married William Leach in 1970. He has 2 siblings brothers, Wesley Kilmer and Mark Kilmer. His brother Wesley passed away in a tragic accident as he had epilepsy and got drowned in a Jacuzzi in 1977 at the age of 15. His grandfather was employed in gold mining in New Mexico, close to the Arizona border.
Val Kilmer Education
He got enrolled in Chatsworth High School alongside Kevin Spacey. He was in love relation with Mare Winningham in his school days. He was the youngest to be selected in Julliard School in Dram Field and had the opportunity to be a member of Group 10.
Val Kilmer Career
He was critically acclaimed for his performance as Jim Morrison in The Doors and got the lead role in the movie western tombstone in 1993 and The Heat in 1995. After a successful portrayal of Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever, he appeared in the films such as The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), The Saint (1997), Alexander (2004), Déjà vu (2006), and Song to Song (2017). He made a comeback in the entertainment industry with the character of Iceman, pairing up once again with Tom Cruise in the current release Top Gun: Maverick. He was amongst the highest-paid actors in the era of 1990s. His movies have made a collection of $3.5billion+ worldwide.
He declined the offer to feature in the movie The Outsiders in 1983 and made his debut in the off-Broadway theatre drama The Slab Boys in the same year. He gave his 1st off-stage performance in an informative play, One Too Many, to create awareness regarding drink and driving alongside young actor Michelle Pfeiffer. He also wrote a book called Edens After Burns and launched it in 1983. His poetry collection book was loved by his fans, and even the 2nd hand copies were sold for $300. He got recognized with his feature in the comedy parody Top Secret! He was happy to perform in every single track of the film.
He took a break from his acting schedule to travel around Europe and then got featured in the comedy film Real Genius. He refrained from appearing in the movie Blue Velvet before he partnered with his old mate Tom Cruise to portray Iceman in Top Gun, which was a blockbuster with a collection of $344 million worldwide. He did not hesitate and played various roles in Television movies. He worked in a fantasy movie Willow and met Joanne Whalley on the movie sets, which further turned out to be her life partner. He did another movie, Kill Me Again, with Joanne Whalley.
The portrayal of Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever by Val Kilmer made the version appear like the comic novel version as he was displayed as a socialite and a public figure in contrast to his neurotic loner image in other films. He then decided to not play the character of Batman in 1996 due to the schedule clashes with The Saint. He was replaced by George Clooney in Batman and Robin, released in 1997. He was also speculated to have conflicts with the director Schumacher that made him drop out of the other Batman movies. Val Kilmer desires to play Batman Again!
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Val Kilmer Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife
He started to date an American actress and producer, Ellen Barkin, in the 1980s. Mare Winningham was his 1st girlfriend whom he dated in his school days. He met Cher at a birthday party organized by Meryl Streep and got in a relationship in 1982 that lasted till 1984. He then got into a romantic relationship with Michelle Pfeiffer in 1985. He dated Lesley Warren, and the relationship lasted for around a year.
He then met Joanne Whalley on the sets of the fantasy movie Willow and got in a relationship with her. The couple was in a serious relationship and got married in 1988. They were blessed with 2 children, a daughter Mercedes Kilmer born on 29th October 1991, and a son born on 6th June 1995. He also has a keen interest in acting as his father. He found that his wife filed for a divorce in 1995, and they separated on 1st February 1996.
He was speculated to be in a short-term relationship with famous British actress Emily Lloyd that lasted for a month in 1994. He then dated her co-star in the movie Saint Elizabeth Shue in 1997 and was involved in a romantic relationship with Cindy Crawford in 1996, after he divorced Joanne. He was also rumored to be in relation with Mira Sorvino in 1997. He started dating Daryl Hannah in 2001, and their relationship ended the next year in 2002. He was speculated of dated Neve Campbell during their movie Blind Horizon in 2002-03.
He was rumored to date the TV star Bridgetta Tomarchio and Angelina Jolie after their on0screen chemistry in the movie Alexander in 2004. He was in a brief relationship with the businesswoman Zeta Graff in 2005. He was assumed to be in a relationship with Paris Hilton after their sizzling chemistry in the movie Wonderland. He was in a romantic relationship with Winona Ryder in 2005. He started to date the polish actress Izabella Miko in 2009, and their relationship lasted till 2012 when they decided to part ways.
Val Kilmer Health
He was hospitalized in January 2015 with a possibility of a tumor, as stated by his representative. Still, he clarified on his social media that there was no tumor, and he was under supervision in the UCLA ICU on a precautionary basis. He accepted that he underwent treatment for cancer in April 2017. As per the sources from The Hollywood Reporter, he accepted his 2-year painful battle as he was diagnosed with throat cancer. He took chemotherapy treatments and underwent two tracheotomies as well.
He stated that he has been free of cancer now since 4 years in 2020 and is working out with Sonic for the digital recreation of his audio notes with the AI technology. More than 40 vocal models were created to get the best possible match, which could be utilized in future projects. However, the reports suggest that there is no use of Sonantic voice technology in his current movie Top Gun: Maverick and that his original voice has been treated digitally for clarification.
Val Kilmer Net Worth
Val Kilmer was amongst the highest-paid actors of his time. He is supposed to have a net worth of around $10 million with his fantastic acting career and stardom.