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Tom Cruise Was 'Adamant' That Val Kilmer Return for 'Top Gun: Maverick'

Tom Cruise had a big hand in Val Kilmer‘s reprising his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky for Top Gun: Maverick.

The film’s producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently spoke with People magazine and revealed that the actor fought to include Val in the sequel.

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Cher Reflects on Falling 'Madly in Love' with Val Kilmer

Cher is looking back at her romance with Val Kilmer.

In a new personal essay, the 75-year-old entertainer reflected on falling “madly in love” with the 61-year-old actor after meeting back in the ’80s.

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Val Kilmer's Kids Mercedes & Jack Share Update About Their Father's Health

Mercedes Kilmer and Jack Kilmer step out for the premiere of Amazon Studios’ Val, held at DGA Theater Complex on Tuesday night (August 3) in Los Angeles.

The two children of Val Kilmer attended the event to support the documentary, alongside Amazon Studios’ executives Julie Rapaport, Jennifer Salke, and Matt Newman.

During the event, Mercedes and Jack opened up about their father’s health and how he’s doing today.

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Val Kilmer Looks Back on His Time as Batman: 'It Was A Struggle'

Val Kilmer is opening up about his time in the Batsuit as Batman, in 1995′s Batman Forever.

In his documentary, the 61-year-old actor looked back on some of his major roles and revealed that Batman was not his favorite.

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Val Kilmer's Children, Mercedes & Jack, Attend Cannes Film Festival To Promote New Documentary 'Val'

Mercedes and Jack Kilmer, the children of actor Val Kilmer, took the spotlight during the Val photocall during the 2021 Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday (July 7) in Cannes, France.

The two siblings, 29 and 26, respectively, were joined by co-directors Leo Scott and Ting Poo for the press event.

Mercedes and Jack are both credited as producers on the documentary about their father.

The documentary will focus on Val‘s career and his recovery following throat cancer.

Here’s a synopsis for the movie: For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.

Val will premiere on Amazon on August 6th, 2021. Watch the trailer here…

30+ pictures below of Val Kilmer‘s children, Mercedes and Jack, at Cannes Film Festival

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Val Kilmer Uses Trachea Device to Help Him Speak in 'Val' Trailer - Watch Now

Val Kilmer has rarely spoken about his throat cancer diagnosis, and the ramifications he faced from the illness, but we are now seeing first hand just a glimpse of what he went through.

In the trailer for his new documentary, Val, had difficulty speaking and underwent a tracheostomy to help him amid his recovery.

“I’m still recovering and it is difficult to talk and to be understood,” Val said, speaking through a device in his throat helping him to speak. “But I want to tell my story more than ever.”

Here’s a synopsis for his documentary: For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.

Val will premiere on Amazon on August 6th, 2021.

Val made a rare public appearance in 2019.

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Val Kilmer Reveals Why He Only Played Batman in 1 Movie & Responds to Rumors That He's Difficult on Set

Val Kilmer played the iconic role of Batman in the 1995 film Batman Forever, and he’s finally revealing why he left the role behind after only one movie.

It apparently started when he did a set visit with investor Warren Buffett with his grandkids. He stayed in costume, waiting for the grandkids to arrive, and when they did, they showed more interest in the Batman props and Batmobile than meeting him.

“That’s why it’s so easy to have five or six Batmans,” Val told the New York Times. “It’s not about Batman. There is no Batman.”

Val took over the role of Batman from Michael Keaton, who starred in the 1992 movie Batman Returns. George Clooney took over the role from Val.

Val also addressed rumors that he has been difficult to work with on set, including rumors that he burned a crew member’s sideburn with a lit cigarette on the set of The Island of Dr. Moreau.

“Everyone has to work out their own salvation,” he responded. “How to live and by what morality, and I found that the part that I feel bad about is hurting somebody in the process.”

A 1996 EW article elaborated further on the incident, with one source saying, “He burned that cameraman right on his face, and no, he wasn’t fooling around. It was intentional. He did apologize to the crew.”

“Val was sort of teasing him with the end of his cigarette and burned this guy’s sideburn,” executive producer Tim Zinnemann said about the incident. “The guy was upset, naturally.”

Find out which famous celeb Val said was his most difficult breakup.