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Val Kilmer Net Worth


Val Kilmer’s net worth is $10 million. Known for his notable films, including ‘Top Gun,’ ‘Batman Forever,’ ‘The Doors,’ ‘Tombstone,’ and ‘Heat,’ Val Kilmer was one of the highest paid actors in the world during the mid-199s, earning $7 million for the 1995 Batman movie and making $13 million in 1997 from two different movies.

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Here are the key facts about Val Kilmer mentioned in the text:
  • Earned $7 million for 1995's 'Batman'
  • Made $13 million in 1997 from two movies
  • Previously owned a 6,000-acre ranch in New Mexico
  • Sold the majority of the ranch in 2011 for $18.5 million
  • Val Kilmer was one of the highest paid actors in the world in the mid-199s.
  • Kilmer attended the Juilliard School and he was the youngest person ever to be accepted into the famous acting school.
  • Val Kilmer's father died in 1993.
  • Kilmer's career began with his education at Juilliard, during which he co-authored and performed 'How It All Began', a play that debuted at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
  • He published a collection of his own poetry called 'My Eden After Burns' and it is one of the rarest and most sought-after poetry books, with second-hand copies that can cost hundreds of dollars.
  • He gained widespread praise for his accuracy in replicating Jim Morrison's persona while playing him in The Doors, especially from former band members of The Doors.

Basic Information About Val Kilmer

Full NameVal Kilmer
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Television producer, Musician, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1959-12-31 (64 years old)
Place of birthLos Angeles
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationJuilliard School
Curiosities and TrademarksIn many of his movies, he twirls small objects (coins, pencils, etc.) with his fingers.
He rubs the first two fingers of his right hand together. Particularly in tense scenes, but also where he is not speaking.
FatherEugene Dorris Kilmer
MotherGladys Swanette
SpouseJoanne Whalley - (28 FebruaryΒ 1988 - 1 FebruaryΒ 1996)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
KidsTwo(Jack and Mercedes)
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Instagram β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Facebook β†—οΈŽ Imdb

What Movie Awards did Val Kilmer win?


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Val Kilmer awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
MTV Movie Award - Most Desirable MaleNomineeHeat1996
Satellite Award - Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalWinnerKiss Kiss Bang Bang2005
MTV Movie Award - Best Male PerformanceNomineeTombstone1994
CFCA Award - Best ActorNomineeThe Doors1992
MTV Movie Award - Best Male PerformanceNomineeThe Doors1992
Razzie Award - Worst ActorNomineeThe Saint1998
Prism Award - Performance in a Theatrical Feature FilmWinnerThe Salton Sea2003
Time-Machine Honorary Award - WinnerThe Super2017
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/VarietyWinnerSaturday Night Live2001

Val Kilmer roles

Movie / Series Role
Top Gun: MaverickIceman
Top GunIceman
True RomanceMentor
Batman ForeverBatman / Bruce Wayne
Top Secret!Nick Rivers
The SnowmanRafto
The Prince of EgyptMoses / God (voice)
Jay and Silent Bob RebootBluntman
HeatChris Shiherlis
Kiss Kiss Bang BangGay Perry
TombstoneDoc Holliday
Deja VuAgent Pryzwarra
The DoorsJim Morrison
Real GeniusChris Knight
ThunderheartRay Levoi
Red PlanetGallagher
The MissingLt. Jim Ducharme
The SaintSimon Templar
The Island of Dr. MoreauMontgomery
Song to SongDuane
The Ghost and the DarknessCol. John Henry Patterson
PlanesBravo (voice)
Kill the IrishmanJoe Manditski
Palo AltoStewart
The Birthday CakeUncle Angelo
MacGruberDieter Von Cunth
WonderlandJohn Holmes
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New OrleansStevie Pruit
MindhuntersJake Harris
PollockWillem DeKooning
The Love GuruVal Kilmer (uncredited)
TwixtHall Baltimore
FelonJohn Smith
PaydirtSheriff Tucker
The Salton SeaDanny Parker / Tom Van Allen
Soldier's HeartCJ
The SuperWalter
Numb3rsMason Lancer 1 episode, 2007
Saturday Night LiveBrilliant Lunatic / ... 1 episode, 2000-2011
EntourageThe Sherpa 1 episode, 2004
PsychDetective Dobson 1 episode, 2014
Robot ChickenMan-E-Faces / ... 1 episode, 2014
Knight RiderK.I.T.T. (uncredited) unknown episodes
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2002-2004
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 5 episodes, 1994-2002
ConanSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2013
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 2003-2005

Val Kilmer's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Batman ForeverΒ (1995)$7,000,000
The Island of Dr. MoreauΒ (1996)$6,000,000
The SaintΒ (1997)$6,000,000
At First SightΒ (1999)$9,000,000
Red PlanetΒ (2000)$10,000,000
Blind HorizonΒ (2003)$1,000,000

Val Kilmer's Quotes

  • Upon playing Batman: "I've done an absurdly commercial cartoon and now I'm more likely to get hired for a job I couldn't get hired for before, because I hadn't done enough movies. It's so rare when an actor gets hired because he's right for the role - it just doesn't figure into it."
  • The only time it's ever like work is when you don't like what you've done.
  • "I was going to movies and watching TV, going to the theater a little bit. It was, like, 'Wow, you could make a living doing this? Great! What could be better?' There isn't anything I could choose better." - On why he initially choose acting as a career while still a young man.
  • Being successful doesn't change things. There's a painful, lonely part of acting because you're always waiting. The thing about being a performer is doing, and when you have to wait, it's the same pain as when you're starting out and have no job. You think that thing will go away, but it doesn't. It just shifts. I remember Robert Duvall saying that being a successful actor is all about finding interesting hobbies, because if you don't have the right hobby, you die. It's very hard to maintain interest. Most actors don't. They become a little clichΓ©d. You learn how to do tricks and stuff.
  • It's always been the same for me. I've always enjoyed acting, and I really love good actors; they're such unique characters. I wish I could tell stories well, or tell a joke. Any time someone can do that it's so satisfying. Sean Penn, for instance, is a really good actor, and he can tell a good joke or story. But it's hard to do. Most actors have special talents that make them attractive, but they're often odd characters.

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Interesting Facts about Val Kilmer

  1. Attended Chatsworth High School with Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham.
  2. Ranked #62 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
  3. Co-authored play "How It All Began," performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, in 1981.
  4. Was at the time the youngest student ever accepted into Juilliard's drama department. His record has been supplanted by Juilliard student Seth Numrich, who was admitted at 15 in 2002.
  5. Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando infuriated director John Frankenheimer on the set of The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996). Frankenheimer later vowed to never work with Kilmer again.
  6. While being let out of the metal cage during the filming of the crossroads scene in Willow (1988), the rope holding the cage up broke and the cage landed on Kilmer's foot, nearly breaking it. Later on in the film, Kilmer (who played swordsman Madmartigan) can be spotted having difficulty walking.
  7. Met first wife, British actress Joanne Whalley, when they filmed the 1988 fantasy, Willow (1988). They had two children: daughter Mercedes Kilmer (born in 1991) and son Jack Kilmer (born in 1995).
  8. Is the second actor to play Batman in the movie franchise. He succeeded Michael Keaton (Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992)) and preceded #3 George Clooney (Batman & Robin (1997)); #4 Christian Bale (Batman Begins (2005); The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)) and #5 Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)). If counting the two different film serials and the television series, then Kilmer is the fifth actor to play Batman. The first 15-chapter film serial, Batman (1943), was released in 1941 and starred Lewis Wilson. The second 15-chapter film serial, Batman and Robin (1949), was released in 1949 and starred Robert Lowery. The TV series, Batman (1966), starred Adam West.
  9. Did his own singing while playing Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991). The real members of the band said they had difficulty distinguishing Kilmer's voice from that of Morrison's.
  10. Turned down the role of Ponyboy in The Outsiders (1983) because he was working with a theater company at the time, and if he had pulled out, the show would have been cancelled and his fellow actors out of a job.
  11. Got the role of Chris Shiherlis in Heat (1995) after Keanu Reeves, who was originally cast as Chris, backed out.
  12. Contrary to popular belief, he enjoyed playing "Batman" despite his poor working relationship with Joel Schumacher during the production of Batman Forever (1995).
  13. During the sled riding scene in Willow (1988), he can be seen wearing a black glove on his left hand.
  14. Is the only blond actor to have played Bruce Wayne/Batman.
  15. Oliver Stone once considered him for the role of Alexander the Great in his long-delayed Alexander (2004) project. Kilmer plays the father of Alexander, King Philip, opposite Colin Farrell in the Alexander role instead.
  16. Did not want to appear in Top Gun (1986) but was forced to do so because of contractual obligations.
  17. Appeared in Tombstone (1993) opposite Charlton Heston. Five years later, he succeeded Heston in the roles of both Moses and God in De prins van Egypte (1998).
  18. Does a variation on his trademark of twirling objects in Willow (1988): he twirls a sword during the fight in the snow camp.
  19. Has played two legendary rock and roll musicians: Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley.
  20. He was 4' 11" when he entered high school. He acknowledged this on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993).

Additional information of Val Kilmer

Lucky Number4
Lucky StoneTopaz
Lucky ColorBrown
Best Match for MarriageScorpio, Virgo, Taurus
DivorceJoanne Whalley
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack

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