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Val Kilmer Premieres MacGruber at SXSW

Val Kilmer Premieres MacGruber at SXSW

A hefty-looking Val Kilmer hits the red carpet for a screening of his new movie, MacGruber, at the Paramount Theater during the South By Southwest Film Festival on Monday (March 15) in Austin, Texas.

“The entire script is kind of designed to ruin my career,” the 50-year-old actor joked during the MacGruber panel.

FYI: Kilmer plays villain Dieter von Cunth, who steals a nuclear warhead from his sworn enemy, MacGruber (Will Forte).

THR says MacGruber is “utterly disposable but diverting.”

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Photos: Gary Miller/FilmMagic, Jesse Knish/Wireimage
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  • cacey

    I think that guy SWALLOWED Val Filmer

  • cc

    WOW—- Is that Val Kilmer or Chaz Bono?

  • xiopio

    Holy Batman, what has he been eating?

  • jen

    val kilmer is my favorite actor, literally, so it saddens me that he is okay with looking like this. val take care of yourself. i wanna see you looking good in good movies. your better than macgruber, let ryan phillippe saty there, i want to see you in better things. im renting your movie felon from netflix.

  • janelle

    Father time has not been kind to him. wow.

  • Anon

    Good to see Val back into acting. Good luck with your movie.

  • jessalyn

    I have yet to comment on someone’s weight here, but wow. I really wouldn’t recognize him. I’m actually shocked.

  • Evie

    Me too, Jessalyn!

  • …I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …i cant believe that was once ‘iceman’.

  • Lowest denominator


  • Lazlo

    So what ? it worked for Gaboure Sidibe

  • Halli

    Wow, you’re a jerk Jared. No need to juxtapose a picture from a movie he did more than 10 years ago to recent photos of him now.

  • zee

    What the hell happended to him? Dayymn.

  • dundies

    maybe he was supposed to put on weight for the movie? as long as he is healthy

  • Go Ask Alice

    The White Biggie Smalls

  • Laurel

    What a waster of former hotness. :(
    A shame, really.

  • Pattycake

    I’d say this film can’t destroy his career because he’d done that himself. They at least made him look decent in the movie but here he looks like an overweight homeless dude. He refused to participate in the Q&A after the premiere at SXSW. Today he showed up for the discussion panel but everyone was so surprised that his name card was hand written.

  • M

    Please tell me he got so big because of a movie role.

    He use to have a hot body, what happened?

  • Catchy

    omfg, say the photo was stretched!
    he can hardly fit in the screen!

  • twpumpkin

    He use to be so good looking! Great actor though. He should have won an oscar for tombstone. “Im your huckelberry”.

  • annab

    I still like him regardless of the weight issue. Getting old isn’t easy….

  • Ivy

    What happened to him?

  • brightside

    Wow, I did not recognise him! I realise he’s fifty and doing the middle-age spreading bit but, hell, I know a few sixty year olds who haven’t spread at all. He’s going all Marlon Brando!

  • Robyn

    Are we sure that his character steals a nuclear warhead and not just a case of twinkies?

  • Sofia

    OMG! What happened to batman? gosh he’s so fat !!. But he’s a good actor!

  • Moose


  • mickey

    Yikes! What happened to Val Kilmer!?!?!?

  • Go Ask Alice

    And Joanne Walley(Kilmer) …they got divorced years ago.
    What happened to her? She most likely looks great and lives in England with their kids.
    I am going to google her.

  • zippy

    This makes me sad. Not sure what happen to this guy.

  • Joboots


    Anyone called Celebrity Fit Club??????

  • xiopio

    None of it looks like his former self, not even the eyes??????

  • an opinion

    I thought he had lost weight.

  • mimi


  • collegedatematch

    he looks healthy

  • Status quo

    val Kilmer was the King of the Bacchus parade in 2009…for that he will ALWAYS have my support. He seems like a really cool guy. Val, I can forgive you for making out with Paris Hilton. We’ll hit the gym together man…you and me…

  • S3WA

    I didn’t recognize him at all and was confused for a second to see his name above that picture. I think he’ll look better with his hair cut short.

  • Jimmy

    Does he spend most of his time at McDonald’s, sampling all the possibilities?

  • anne

    i really thought he was a creature from mcdonald’s. he’s used to dream about this guy. let’s just hope it’s for a role or something.

    white biggie smalls indeed!!

  • cari

    macgruber?? seriously??

    shoot your agent. that is among the worst skit s of SNL. the rest all have Forte in them as well.

  • Marieme

    Anyone who’s appreciated Kilmer over the years – from Real Genius to Tombstone and beyond – cannot help but feel affection for him. As far as I know he’s never done anything to anyone (unlike a lot celebs) except make good films for people to enjoy. That’s why I won’t and can’t say or feel anything negative about the man. People gain weight – whatevs. Who knows what’s in his background or what he’s been through?

    Rock on, Val!

  • Pattycake

    @Marieme: After watching the video of the movie discussion panel for MacGruber, I have to say that Val is intelligent, funny, personable, articulate, and comfortable in his own skin. No matter what he looks like now compared to what he used to look like, I found myself admiring him.

  • ****

    Is that Cher’s transsexual daughter?

  • Rocky


    I don’t think he’s been kind to himself. He might have looked better if he had shaved that crap off his face and cut his hair. The ‘Iceman’ has been visiting the ‘Icebox’ too many times.

  • mimi

    OMG!! I canĀ“t believe this is trhe same hunk I loved in Top Gun. I mean, look at Tom Cruise and compare, What in the world happened to Val Kilmer??

  • jaye

    Dang, dang, dang; what happened to him, he use to be HOT.

  • iN tHE kNOW

    WTF…………………….WHO IS THAT?

  • ganymede30324

    Val’s going to be in the next Batman movie as well! He’s playing Gotham City!

  • Min

    Yep, that’s not a great picture but why is it okay to bash the heck out of someone regarding weight? If you’re so hung up on weight, don’t see the movie. This is so mean spirited and hateful.

  • Miss Lee in NYC

    He’s is still hot…his sheer talent and character outshines who cares how many pounds he puts on!! He’s the most attractive man in Hollywood HANDS DOWN!!!

  • rogerk

    Well his ex-wife Joanne Whalley was smart to divorce his arse. She looks smoking hot still.

    Here’s a still from her current (this year) film titled, 44 Inch Chest.