VAL KILMER's (Willem DeKooning) exceptional acting career has earned him starring roles in numerous feature films. Most recently, the actor starred in Irwin Winkler's "At First Sight," where he portrayed a man who was born blind and undergoes an experimental operation to restore his sight. In addition, he was heard as the voice of the title role of DreamWorks' blockbuster animated feature "The Prince of Egypt." Kilmer also starred in "The Saint," for Paramount Pictures, "Batman Forever," as billionaire Bruce Wayne and his nocturnal alter-ego Batman, Oliver Stone's "The Doors," as Jim Morrison, and "True Kid," as Elvis Presley. He also starred opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in "Heat" and opposite Marlon Brando in "The Island of Dr. Moreau." In his upcoming project, "The Red Planet," Kilmer portrays an astronaut aboard the first manned mission to Mars.
Kilmer made his feature film debut in the comedy "Top Secret," followed by roles in "Real Genius," "Top Gun," and "Willow." He starred as FBI agent Ray Levoy in "Thunderheart" and appeared in the 3-D epic "Wings of Courage."
Kilmer was the youngest student ever to be admitted into the drama department at the prestigious Julliard School in New York City. While at Julliard, Kilmer starred in the title roles in "Electra and Orestes," "Richard III," and "Macbeth." In addition, he co-wrote "How It All Began," a play based on the true story of a West German radical. The play was directed by Des McAnuff and produced by the Joseph Papp for the Public Theater in the early 1980s.
On stage, Kilmer appeared in the production of "Henry IV, Part I," at Joseph Papp's Delacorte Theater, and starred in "As You Like It," with Patti LuPone, at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He made his Broadway debut in the 1983 production of "Slab Boys," with Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon. He also appeared in "Kingdoms" and in the title role of "Hamlet" for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Most recently, he starred in "Tis Pity She's a Whore" at the Joseph Papp Public Theater.
Kilmer received a Cable Ace Award nomination for his performance in the highly acclaimed HBO film "The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains" as well.