Full name - Val Edward Kilmer (Val Edward Kilmer). Among his ancestors are Swedes, Germans, Mongols, Scots, Irish and Cherokee Indians. In 2015, Val Kilmer was diagnosed with throat cancer.
Cancer, brother death, nasty temper: the tragic story of actor Val Kilmer
In Hollywood, there are many actors with high requirements for filming. But when it comes to those who are simply unpleasant to work with, many will name Val Kilmer. And that's why.
Val Kilmer was born December 31, 1959 in Los Angeles. Nine years later, his parents divorced and he stayed with his father and two brothers. Kilmer recalled that the separation of his parents was not easy for him and he had been on bad terms with his father for more than one year. After the death of Eugene Kilmer in 1995, the actor sued his own brother Mark for an inheritance for a long time, and he bitterly told that Val did not have normal family relations before his eyes.
Kilmer's first job as an actor was a hamburger commercial on TV. He was 12 years old. But nothing happened: he said that he had no motivation to shoot, and left the site.
In 1976, the 16-year-old actor was admitted to the prestigious Juilliard acting school in New York. But before he began his studies, a great grief happened in the family.
Val Wesley's younger brother was an epileptic and a very talented guy: he was destined for the laurels of the second Steven Spielberg in the field of directing.
Once Wesley had an epileptic seizure, he fell into the pool and could not get out of it. At that moment, Val was just in New York and could not save him. The actor admitted that for several years after the tragedy he could not recover.
In acting school, he behaved terribly and constantly cursed with teachers and other students. Kilmer hated the formalism and authoritarianism of the prestigious school.
Talent helped him not to fly out without a diploma. Kilmer wrote and directed the play himself, and appeared in other productions.