Ten fun facts about Val Kilmer

Fact 1
Val Kilmer graduated from Chatsworth High School. He graduated alongside fellow actor Kevin Spacey.

Fact 2
In 1997 Empire Magazine released a list of “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time”. Val Kilmer ranked in at number sixty-two on the list.

Fact 3
When Val Kilmer got into the Drama Division at the elite Julliard School, he was the youngest person to ever be accepted into the program. He was just 17years old at the time.

Fact 4
Many directors and actors have stated that they are reluctant to work with Kilmer after working with him once only because of his very meticulous acting and attitude on set.

Fact 5
Val Kilmer was the fifth actor in Hollywood history to portray the iconic comic book character of Batman.

Fact 6
While portraying Jim Morrison in the 1991 film “The Doors”, Kilmer actually did all his own singing. To prepare for the role he attended all of the concerts and other functions associated with the Doors. Critics were full of praise for his very realistic portrayal and convincing singing which was very similar to Van Morrison.

Fact 7
In 1983 a young Kilmer was offered a role in the cult-film “The Outsiders”. As he was in a play at the time he turned down the role as he didn’t want to disappoint his fellow play actors.

Fact 8
He appeared in the 1993 film “True Romance”. In the film he played Elvis Presley. He completed filming all his parts in a single day.

Fact 9
Kilmer’s first film role was in the comedy classic “Top Secret!” After appearing in the film he was so jaded that he decided to take a break from acting and went backpacking throughout Europe.

Fact 10
Kilmer was originally offered the lead role in “Dirty Dancing”. He turned down the role because he didn’t want to obtain the image of a “hunk” in Hollywood.

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Is an iconic Hollywood television and film actor with a diverse career.