Val Kilmer Talks His Most Iconic Roles and His Love For Mark Twain.
When you sit down with an actor for 30 minutes, it's sometimes difficult to fill the time.
Unless, of course, that actor is Val Kilmer, a man who has played more iconic characters than maybe any other living actor.
Jim Morrison. Doc Holliday. Iceman. Batman. Hell, even Gay Perry from 2005's criminally underrated Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
The list goes on. And now, outside of the silver screen and on stage at the Wyly Theatre throughout the weekend, the actor is tackling the life of yet another icon: Mark Twain.
And, turns out, Kilmer has a few things in common with his latest subject. For one thing, he's a fascinating conversationalist. For another, he's got an incredibly irreverent sense of humor.
Last week, I sat down with Kilmer at the Wyly discuss Twain and his fever dream of a one-man show, “Citizen Twain.” And, of course, our talk also included a bit of retrospective conversation on all of Kilmer's most famous filmography. If you're a fan of any or all of his work, you'll definitely want to give both parts of our talk a watch.
In part one, we focused mostly on “Citizen Twain,” and even discussed some punny potential titles for his play's would-be sequel.
In part two of our talk, we discuss why Kilmer's memories of filming The Doors are all a blur, what his fondest memories are from Tombstone, which of his notable films he'd most like to return to in a sequel, what other iconic character he would like to play and, among other things, why he's on a crusade to take down Kevin Bacon.
One last note: Kilmer also wants to be sure people know that he's offering free admission to “Citizen Twain” to all military veterans. For more information on that offer, he asks that you visit his personal website.