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Tom Cruise's classic 'Top Gun' set for 3-D IMAX release

Tom Cruise's classic 'Top Gun' set for 3-D IMAX release

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise's 1986 blockbuster "Top Gun" is to be released in 3-D in select North American IMAX theaters this winter, Paramount Pictures said Tuesday.

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'Batman Forever' Batmobile up for auction

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 4 (UPI) -- A Florida auction house said the Batmobile from the 1995 film "Batman Forever" is expected to fetch a high bid of as much as $275,000.
Report: Kilmer owes IRS $500K

Report: Kilmer owes IRS $500K

ALBUQUERQUE, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Val Kilmer owes the Internal Revenue Service nearly $500,000 in unpaid federal taxes, legal documents show.
Kilmer apologizes for N.M. remarks

Kilmer apologizes for N.M. remarks

LAS VEGAS, N.M., June 25 (UPI) -- Fading film star Val Kilmer has apologized to New Mexico officials and residents for disparaging comments attributed to him by magazines in the past.
50 Cent and Kilmer to star in 'Gun'

50 Cent and Kilmer to star in 'Gun'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent and actor Val Kilmer are to begin filming the big-screen, independent drama "Gun" in Grand Rapids, Mich., Billboard.com reported.
Val Kilmer mulls run for N.M. governor

Val Kilmer mulls run for N.M. governor

SANTA FE, N.M., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Val Kilmer could join the ranks of Hollywood stars to go from the big screen to politics -- he says he's thinking of running for governor of New Mexico.
Kilmer named Mardi Gras King of Bacchus

Kilmer named Mardi Gras King of Bacchus

NEW ORLEANS , Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Val Kilmer has agreed to serve as Bacchus XLI during next month's Mardis Gras parade in New Orleans, krewe officials said Friday.
Kilmer may run for governor of N.M.

Kilmer may run for governor of N.M.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Film actor Val Kilmer says he is considering running for the office of governor in New Mexico, where he owns a ranch.
Kilmer, Xzibit sign on for 'Lieutenant'

Kilmer, Xzibit sign on for 'Lieutenant'

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Val Kilmer and rapper Xzibit reportedly have signed up for roles in the remake of Abel Ferrara's 1992 film "Bad Lieutenant."

12.7M watch 'Knight Rider' sequel

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood's NBC television network said an estimated 12.7 million people tuned in to see its "Knight Rider" TV movie when it debuted Sunday night.

Kilmer is the voice of 'Knight Rider' car

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Val Kilmer will lend his voice to KITT the talking car in NBC's new "Knight Rider" made-for-television movie.

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Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer 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 blockbuster action films, including a role in Top Gun and a lead role in Willow.

During the 1990s, Kilmer gained critical respect after a series of films that were also commercially successful, including his roles as Jim Morrison in The Doors, Doc Holliday in 1993's Tombstone, Batman in 1995's Batman Forever, Chris Shiherlis in 1995's Heat and Simon Templar in 1997's The Saint. During the early 2000s, Kilmer appeared in several well-received roles, including The Salton Sea, Spartan, and supporting performances in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Alexander, and as the voice of KITT in Knight Rider.

Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Gladys (née Ekstadt) and Eugene Kilmer, an aerospace equipment distributor and real estate developer. Kilmer's grandfather was a gold miner in New Mexico; the poet Joyce Kilmer is a second cousin of Kilmer's. Kilmer is of German, Swedish, Irish, and Cherokee descent. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley with his two siblings, older brother Mark and younger brother Wesley. Kilmer, who was raised a Christian Scientist, attended Chatsworth High School—where his classmates included Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham—as well as Hollywood's Professional's School. He also attended Berkeley Hall School, a Christian Science school in Los Angeles, from nursery school until graduation from the 9th grade. At the age of 17, he was at the time the youngest person to be accepted into Juilliard's drama program. He was in Group 10 of the Drama Division. His brother Wesley died as a teenager due to an epileptic seizure in a swimming pool.

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