Val Kilmer

Born Dec 31, 1959

Val Edward Kilmer is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer is best known for his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Forever, he became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984), then the cult classic Real Genius (1985), as well as blockbuster action films, including a supporting role in Top Gun and a lead role in Willow.… Read More

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1959 Birth Born on December 31, 1959.


1981 21 Years Old In 1981, while at Juilliard, Kilmer co-authored and starred in the play How It All Began, which was performed at the Public Theater at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Kilmer turned down a role in Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 film The Outsiders, as he had prior theatre commitments.
1985 25 Years Old During a brief hiatus, he backpacked throughout Europe before going on to play the lead character in the 1985 comedy Real Genius. … Read More
1988 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Kilmer starred in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival production of Hamlet in 1988.
1989 29 Years Old In 1989, Kilmer played the lead in both Kill Me Again, again opposite Whalley, and in TNT's Billy the Kid. … Read More


1993 33 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1993, Kilmer played Doc Holliday in the western Tombstone alongside Kurt Russell, in what is credited as one of Kilmer's finest performances. … Read More
1995 35 Years Old Released in June 1995, Batman Forever was a success at the box office, despite receiving mixed reviews from critics. … Read More
1996 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1996, Kilmer decided not to return for another Batman feature film, feeling that Batman was being marginalized in favor of the villains. … Read More
1997 - 1998 2 More Events
1999 39 Years Old Also in 1999, he played a blind man in the drama/romance At First Sight, which he described as being, of then, the hardest role he had ever had.


2000 - 2002 2 More Events
2003 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Kilmer starred alongside Kate Bosworth in the drama/thriller Wonderland, as well as appearing in The Missing, where he again worked with Willow director Ron Howard. … Read More
2004 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 2004, Kilmer returned to the theatre to play Moses in a Los Angeles musical production of The Ten Commandments: The Musical, produced by BCBG founder Max Azria. … Read More
2005 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Kilmer performed in The Postman Always Rings Twice on the London stage from June to September 2005.
2006 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, he reunited with director Tony Scott a third time for a supporting role opposite Denzel Washington in the box-office hit Déjà Vu.
2007 47 Years Old In 2007, he guest-starred in hit TV series Numb3rs episode "Trust Metric" as torture expert Mason Lancer. … Read More
2008 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Kilmer starred alongside Stephen Dorff in the Sony and Stage 6 film Felon. … Read More
2009 49 Years Old He appeared as the main antagonist "Mongoose" in a live TV series adaptation of the comic/video game of XIII on NBC in 2009.


Kilmer spoke at the May 5, 2010, commencement ceremonies of William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. … Read More
2012 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Kilmer received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word. … Read More
In 2013, he reunited with his Top Gun co-star Anthony Edwards in the Disney animated movie Planes. … Read More
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