Films like Top Secret, Real Genius have only one person to look forward, and he is Val Edward Kilmer a genius who won the hearts of millions of people with his performances. Val’s origin is from theatre, but he became popular in the motion pictures during the 80’s. Some of his most admiring roles are Jim Morrison in the film The Doors, Elvis Presley in 1983 hit True Romance and as Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever. Now let’s take a close look at the early life, career, personal life and net worth of Val Kilmer in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Kilmer was born on 31st December 1959 in Los Angeles. He is the son of Gladys Swanette and Eugene Dorris Kilmer who was in real estate business and even a distributor of aerospace equipment. In the initial years, Val went to Berkeley High School and then to Chatsworth High School. It is less known to many that he was the youngest candidate who got accepted in the Drama division of Julliard School. Not any further is known about his early life.
Val’s life was always public, and the media hardly left him alone at anything. Kilmer happens to get linked with people like Cher Cindy Crawford and even Michelle Pfeiffer. But after all these, he got married to Joanne Whalley, an actress by profession. Both Val and Joanne gave birth to two children, but they divorced after a few years.
Career, Awards & Nominations
As we know that Val has a theatre background, and before being in the movies he was seen in various plays that use to take place in New York City. Kilmer’s break in films came with ‘Top Secret’. It was successful at the box office, and soon Val started getting offers. In the year 1991, he got an offer for a role which transformed his career. He played Jim Morrison the rock legend in the film ‘The Doors’, and no one can ever forget his extraordinary screen presence.
Later he was also taken on board for playing roles of other legends like Elvis Presley in the film ‘True Romance’. There was a time in Val’s career when some of his films didn’t do well at the box office like ‘The Saint’, but he came back with a vengeance in the Salton Sea. Few other hits by Val Kilmer are Déjà vu, The traveller, Double Identity etc. According to recent reports, Val might be a part of the Top Gun sequel in 2019 as Iceman.
Val’s popularity as a star and an actor is much beyond awards and nominations. Talking about awards, he became a winner in the Prism award for the film The Salton, and also as an outstanding actor in supporting role by Satellite awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Val has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Over the years his performance has been appreciated by many directors and production houses, and with innumerable films in his pipeline, he soon became an affluent actor in the American film industry. According to reports, Val leads a simple life, and he likes it in that way.
He is not just a star, but an actor who has mastered the art for a very long time. Every film by Val Kilmer is unique in its presentation, and that is something people enjoy. A versatile genius who has tried different roles in his career and each has its own significance. People who are yet to watch Val’s films must find few of his best work and see the potential that the actor has on screen.