Val Kilmer is an actor and writer who is best known for his roles in "Top Gun," "Heat," and "Batman Forever."
While studying at Juilliard, Val authored and starred the play "How It All Began" in 1981. Though he was offered a role in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders," he turned it down due to prior theatre commitments. His first off-stage role was in the television short film "One Too Many," alongside Michelle Pfeiffer. That same year, he published a collection of poetry called "My Edens After Burns." Val gained widespread popularity for his performance in "Top Secret!," in which he both acted and sang. He starred in multiple films during the 1990s, including Oliver Stone's "The Doors," Quentin Tarantino's "True Romance," and "Batman Forever." Val went on to star in blockbusters like "Wonderland" in 2003, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" in 2005, and "Deja Vu" in 2006.
Val is currently working on a film that details the life of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science church, and Mark Twain, one of her most notable critics. Val has played Mark Twain in a one-man show called "Citizen Twain," which was initially performed in Hollywood in 2012.
Val currently lives in Southern California and has two children: Mercedes and Jack.