February 24, 1996 |
It is a question being asked all over Hollywood: Has actor Val Kilmer made a blunder of legendary proportions by letting the lead role in "Batman and Robin"--Warner Bros. fourth installment of the Caped Crusader--slip away?
November 24, 1994 |
Linda Hamilton was transformed into a female Arnold for "Terminator 2: Judgement Day," an out-of-shape Cher was chiseled into ageless perfection for her fitness video and Janet Jackson went from a bit chunky to a sexy video vixen. All three women, at least in part, have fitness guru Tony Cortes to thank for their stunning definition, if not their talent. But does anybody actually care about yet another personal trainer to the stars? Someone must.
July 8, 1994 |
Riddle me this, Bat-fans: Who really pulled the mask off Michael Keaton's plans to don the cape a third time in "Batman Forever"? And who were among the ready to jump in his boots as the dual persona? The second question has a shorter answer: Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell and Billy Baldwin. While Warner Bros. sources say Kilmer was always the first pick on the short list after Keaton bowed out, others close to the project say Russell was a long-shot favorite as well.
December 31, 1993 |
Eighty years ago, Joyce Kilmer wrote, "I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree." Strong roots notwithstanding, the first famous Kilmer probably also never thought he'd see any of his descendants in 70 millimeter, larger than life and making female hearts go pitter-patter. But second cousin (twice removed) Val Kilmer, 33, with swept-back blond hair parted in the middle and sharp green eyes, is already known around the world as film's Jim Morrison from "The Doors."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1993
Eugene D. Kilmer--industrialist, Valley real estate developer and father of actor Val Kilmer--has died at his Chatsworth home. He was 71. A Valley resident since the 1950s, Kilmer died Monday of cancer, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Born in Caddo, Tex., and raised in New Mexico, Kilmer was graduated from USC in 1951. He also attended UCLA and UC Berkeley.
December 9, 1990 |
Sissy Spacek did it when she played country queen Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter." Gary Busey did it when he starred in "The Buddy Holly Story." So why not Val Kilmer doing his own singing when he portrays legendary rocker Jim Morrison in "The Doors"? Kilmer, we've learned, will be doing most of his own warbling in Oliver Stone's upcoming film, though it's yet to be resolved whether Kilmer will also be heard on the sound-track album.