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Monday, December 31, 2012

Val Kilmer: Doc Holliday - Dual Wielding

Val Kilmer: Doc Holliday - Dual Wielding in the movie Tombstone

Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer is best known for his roles as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors, Doc Holliday in Tombstone and Bruce Wayne/Batman in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever. He became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984), then the cult classic Real Genius (1985), as well as the blockbuster action films.

Kevin Spacey told James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, that one of the turning points of his life was at a high school drama festival when he saw Kilmer and Mare Winningham in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brody” and when the drama teacher Robert Correlli invited him to transfer to Chatsworth High School, he accepted. In the same interview with James Lipton, Spacey also said he went to Julliard because Kilmer did, who was the youngest person, to that day, ever admitted to Julliard. During Kilmer's subsequent "Inside the Actors Studio" interview, he said "Robert Correlli, who was our teacher had a knack for producing and directing. And it was either Beverly Hills High, because of their very talented pool of students or Chatsworth High that would win all these festivals."[23] 

  • Politics and charity work Kilmer made several trips to New Orleans to help in the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster relief.
  • Kilmer is an ardent supporter of Native American affairs and an advocate of environmental protection. 
  •  He briefly flirted with running for Governor of New Mexico in 2010, but in the end declined to run.

Top Gun and Willow. Cast of Tombstone - 1993
Kurt Russell - Val Kilmer - Sam Elliott- Bill Paxton - Powers Boothe - Michael Biehn - Charlton Heston - Jason Priestley - Jon Tenney - Stephen Lang - Thomas Haden Church - Dana Delany - Paula Malcomson - Lisa Collins - Dana Wheeler-Nicholson 

Tombstone Quotes
Doc Holliday
You're no daisy.
You're no daisy at all!
Poor soul.
You were just too high-strung.
I'm afraid the strain was more than he could bear.
"I'm your Huckleberry."
"You're a daisy if you do."