Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer portrayed Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Forever.

Significant roles

  • Nick Rivers in Top Secret! (1984)
  • Madmartigan in Willow (1988)
  • William Bonney in Billy the Kid (1989)
  • Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991)
  • Ray Levoi in Thunderheart (1992)
  • Mentor in True Romance (1993)
  • Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993)
  • Jean Mermoz in Wings of Courage (1995)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Forever (1995)
  • Chris Shiherlis in Heat (1995)
  • Montgomery in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
  • Col. John Henry Patterson in The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
  • Simon Templar in The Saint (1997)
  • Moses in The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  • Robby Gallagher in Red Planet (2000)
  • Danny Parker/Tom Van Allen in Salton Sea (2002)
  • John Holmes in Wonderland (2003)
  • Lt. Jim Ducharme in The Missing (2003)
  • Scott in Spartan (2004)
  • Jake Harris in Mindhunters (2004)
  • Philip in Alexander (2004)
  • Gay Perry in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
  • Dillon in Played (2006)
  • FBI Agent Paul Pryzwarra in Deja Vu (2006)
  • Moses in The Ten Comandments: The Musical (2006)
  • Macpherson in Conspiracy (2008)
  • John Cologne in Columbus Day (2008)
  • John Smith in Felon (2008)
  • Maz in 2:22 (2008)
  • K.I.T.T. in Knight Rider (2008-2009)
  • Jimmy in The Steam Experiment (2009)
  • Det. Andy Deveraux in Streets of Blood (2009)
  • Todd Inglebrink in American Cowslip (2009)
  • Steve Pruit in The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
  • Virgil in Hardwired (2009)
  • Dr. Nicholas Pinter in Double Identity (2009)
  • Warren Bloodworth in Provinces of Night (2010)
  • Dieter Von Cunth in MacGruber (2010)
  • Angel in Gun (2010)
  • Rollo in Tales of Ancient Times (2010)
  • Joe Manditski in Kill the Irishman (2011)
  • Dutchman in 5 Days of August (2011)
  • Rafael Griggs in Silver Cord (2011)
  • Michel Felipe in Art's Demise (2011)
  • Mark Twain in Mark Twain and Mary Baker Eddy (2013)


  • "Yep. (At the time) it was, "What? Has he gone nutty? Why isn't he doing it?" Once it was seen, I was redeemed. But actually, I would have done it but they rushed it. They always wait two years, but that time they went right into production, and with a movie that big, production means about eight months. They didn't even bother calling my agent to tell us, and since it's usually two years, I had just said yes to "The Saint." Then they found out in the trades and called up to say, "No! We're gonna do Batman now." I said, "Well, I already said yes. You gonna pay to get me out of that one? What do you guys want me to do?" They weren't very gracious. Joel got all nutty -- Joel Schumacher (director of the third and fourth Batman movies). He somehow thought what I was doing had to do with how he was perceived as a director. He started saying bad things about me, which is just stupid. We can't all be the makers of 8mm. "
  • "I really liked it, the last one. I wanted it to be me and Clooney and Michael Keaton to be in the next Batman movie together. We can be the bad guys."
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