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20th Jun '13 12:42:54 PM Prfnoff
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Born December 31, 1959, Val Edward Kilmer is an award winning actor known for playing [[Film/TopGun Iceman]] ([[NamesTheSame no]], not ''[[Franchise/{{X-Men}} that]]'' Iceman), [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]], [[Film/{{Tombstone}} Doc Holliday]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]]. He ''really'' likes to prepare himself for his roles, as some of his fellow actors have noted.

Fittingly, like the real Jim Morrison, Kilmer is a musician as well, having released a CD in 2007.

As per usual, ThatOtherWiki has quite an extensive article on him.
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!! Notable Roles:
* Nick Rivers in ''Film/TopSecret'' (1984)
* Chris Night in ''Film/RealGenius'' (1985)
* Lt. Tom "Iceman" Kazanski in ''Film/TopGun'' (1986)
* Madmartigan in ''Film/{{Willow}}'' (1988)
* Jim Morrison in ''TheDoors'' (1991)
* Doc Holliday in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' (1993)
* Bruce Wayne[=/=]{{Batman}} in ''Film/BatmanForever'' (1995)
* Chris Shiherlis in ''Film/{{Heat}}'' (1995)
* Simon Templar in ''Film/TheSaint'' (1997)
* Moses/God in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' (1998) [[hottip: *:(animated)]]
* Danny Parker in ''TheSaltonSea'' (2002)
* John Holmes in ''{{Film/Wonderland}}'' (2003)
* Bobby Scott in ''{{Film/Spartan}}'' (2004)
* Jake Harris in ''Film/{{Mindhunters}}'' (2004)
* Perry Van Shrike/"Gay Perry" in ''KissKissBangBang'' (2005)
* Dieter von Cunth in ''MacGruber'' (2010)
* Himself, in the viral Internet video that announced the production of a new ''Music/TenaciousD'' album (2012)

!! Tropes:
* IWasQuiteALooker: See Mr Fanservice.
* MrFanservice: Back in his heyday. He was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male for ''Tombstone'', and won it for ''Batman Forever''.
** HollywoodPudgy: Nowadays, however, the poor guy has essentially become "fat joke bait."
* NonSingingVoice: Although he released his own CD in 2007, his singing voice in The Prince Of Egypt was dubbed.
* TheOtherDarrin: He became Batman after MichaelKeaton left. While not as highly regarded, Kilmer still put on a good performance and his physique drew comparisons to comic artist Neal Adams's depiction of Batman. He himself would get the Other Darrin treatment when GeorgeClooney replaced him for ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
* ThePrimaDonna: In the mid '90s, he had such a reputation as a massive diva that Hollywood producers were entertaining themselves by sending around a mock Unabomber sketch altered to have Kilmer's face. Thankfully, [[ItGotBetter he got better.]]
* TalkingToHimself: In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''.
* TheCastShowOff: Often plays singers and musicians.
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Born December 31, 1959, Val Edward Kilmer is an award winning actor known for playing [[Film/TopGun Iceman]] ([[NamesTheSame no]], not ''[[Franchise/{{X-Men}} that]]'' Iceman), [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]], [[Film/{{Tombstone}} Doc Holliday]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]]. He ''really'' likes to prepare himself for his roles, as some of his fellow actors have noted.

Fittingly, like the real Jim Morrison, Kilmer is a musician as well, having released a CD in 2007.

As per usual, ThatOtherWiki has quite an extensive article on him.
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!! Notable Roles:
* Nick Rivers in ''Film/TopSecret'' (1984)
* Chris Night in ''Film/RealGenius'' (1985)
* Lt. Tom "Iceman" Kazanski in ''Film/TopGun'' (1986)
* Madmartigan in ''Film/{{Willow}}'' (1988)
* Jim Morrison in ''TheDoors'' (1991)
* Doc Holliday in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' (1993)
* Bruce Wayne[=/=]{{Batman}} in ''Film/BatmanForever'' (1995)
* Chris Shiherlis in ''Film/{{Heat}}'' (1995)
* Simon Templar in ''Film/TheSaint'' (1997)
* Moses/God in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' (1998) [[hottip: *:(animated)]]
* Danny Parker in ''TheSaltonSea'' (2002)
* John Holmes in ''{{Film/Wonderland}}'' (2003)
* Bobby Scott in ''{{Film/Spartan}}'' (2004)
* Jake Harris in ''Film/{{Mindhunters}}'' (2004)
* Perry Van Shrike/"Gay Perry" in ''KissKissBangBang'' (2005)
* Dieter von Cunth in ''MacGruber'' (2010)
* Himself, in the viral Internet video that announced the production of a new ''Music/TenaciousD'' album (2012)

!! Tropes:
* IWasQuiteALooker: See Mr Fanservice.
* MrFanservice: Back in his heyday. He was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male for ''Tombstone'', and won it for ''Batman Forever''.
** HollywoodPudgy: Nowadays, however, the poor guy has essentially become "fat joke bait."
* NonSingingVoice: Although he released his own CD in 2007, his singing voice in The Prince Of Egypt was dubbed.
* TheOtherDarrin: He became Batman after MichaelKeaton left. While not as highly regarded, Kilmer still put on a good performance and his physique drew comparisons to comic artist Neal Adams's depiction of Batman. He himself would get the Other Darrin treatment when GeorgeClooney replaced him for ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
* ThePrimaDonna: In the mid '90s, he had such a reputation as a massive diva that Hollywood producers were entertaining themselves by sending around a mock Unabomber sketch altered to have Kilmer's face. Thankfully, [[ItGotBetter he got better.]]
* TalkingToHimself: In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''.
* TheCastShowOff: Often plays singers and musicians.
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11th Jun '13 11:20:26 AM bkitu
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Born December 31, 1959, Val Edward Kilmer is an award winning actor known for playing [[Film/TopGun Iceman]] ([[NamesTheSame no]], not ''[[Franchise/{{X-Men}} that]]'' Iceman), [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]], [[Film/{{Tombstone}} Doc Holiday]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]]. He ''really'' likes to prepare himself for his roles, as some of his fellow actors have noted.

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Born December 31, 1959, Val Edward Kilmer is an award winning actor known for playing [[Film/TopGun Iceman]] ([[NamesTheSame no]], not ''[[Franchise/{{X-Men}} that]]'' Iceman), [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]], [[Film/{{Tombstone}} Doc Holiday]], Holliday]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]]. He ''really'' likes to prepare himself for his roles, as some of his fellow actors have noted.



* Doc Holiday in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' (1993)

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* Doc Holiday Holliday in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' (1993)
5th Jun '13 7:53:12 AM KevinandVincent
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* NonSingingVoice: Although he released his own CD in 2007, his singing voice in The Prince Of Egypt was dubbed.



* ThePrimaDonna: In the mid '90s, he had such a reputation as a massive diva that Hollywood producers were entertaining themselves by sending around a mock Unabomber sketch altered to have Kilmer's face. Thankfully, [[ItGotBetter he got better.]]
* SingingVoiceDub: Although he released his own CD in 2007, his singing voice in The Prince Of Egypt was dubbed.

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* ThePrimaDonna: In the mid '90s, he had such a reputation as a massive diva that Hollywood producers were entertaining themselves by sending around a mock Unabomber sketch altered to have Kilmer's face. Thankfully, [[ItGotBetter he got better.]]
* SingingVoiceDub: Although he released his own CD in 2007, his singing voice in The Prince Of Egypt was dubbed.
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5th Jun '13 7:51:55 AM KevinandVincent
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Mr Fanservice.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: See Mr Fanservice.


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* SingingVoiceDub: Although he released his own CD in 2007, his singing voice in The Prince Of Egypt was dubbed.
5th Jun '13 7:48:59 AM KevinandVincent
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Mr Fanservice.
2nd Jun '13 11:15:28 PM VPhantom
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* Himself, in the viral Internet video that announced the production of a new TenaciousD album (2012)

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* Himself, in the viral Internet video that announced the production of a new TenaciousD ''Music/TenaciousD'' album (2012)
25th Apr '13 7:08:47 AM Fiendish
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* ThePrimaDonna: In the mid '90s, he had such a reputation as a massive diva that Hollywood producers were entertaining themselves by sending around a mock Unabomber sketch altered to have Kilmer's face. Thankfully, [[ItGotBetter he got better.]]
9th Mar '13 9:24:48 PM erforce
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Born December 31, 1959, Val Edward Kilmer is an award winning actor known for playing [[TopGun Iceman]] ([[NamesTheSame no]], not ''[[Franchise/{{X-Men}} that]]'' Iceman), [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]], [[{{Tombstone}} Doc Holiday]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]]. He ''really'' likes to prepare himself for his roles, as some of his fellow actors have noted.

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Born December 31, 1959, Val Edward Kilmer is an award winning actor known for playing [[TopGun [[Film/TopGun Iceman]] ([[NamesTheSame no]], not ''[[Franchise/{{X-Men}} that]]'' Iceman), [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]], [[{{Tombstone}} [[Film/{{Tombstone}} Doc Holiday]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]]. He ''really'' likes to prepare himself for his roles, as some of his fellow actors have noted.
23rd Feb '13 1:18:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* Jake Harris in ''Film/{{Mindhunters}}'' (2004)
17th Feb '13 11:19:37 AM nombretomado
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Born December 31, 1959, Val Edward Kilmer is an award winning actor known for playing [[TopGun Iceman]] ([[NamesTheSame no]], not ''[[{{X-Men}} that]]'' Iceman), [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]], [[{{Tombstone}} Doc Holiday]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]]. He ''really'' likes to prepare himself for his roles, as some of his fellow actors have noted.

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Born December 31, 1959, Val Edward Kilmer is an award winning actor known for playing [[TopGun Iceman]] ([[NamesTheSame no]], not ''[[{{X-Men}} ''[[Franchise/{{X-Men}} that]]'' Iceman), [[TheDoors Jim Morrison]], [[{{Tombstone}} Doc Holiday]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]]. He ''really'' likes to prepare himself for his roles, as some of his fellow actors have noted.
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