Val Kilmer Is Basically Hollywood's Random Uncle

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You might know actor Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in Tombstone, Nick in Top Secret!, and Batman in Batman Forever. Looking at that handful of roles, it's clear Kilmer doesn't feel confined to one genre of film. In fact, he's among the most eccentric, interesting, and ultimately just plain odd actors out there. There are plenty of weird stories about Val Kilmer that show just how unique of a presence he is, both on- and off-screen.

There are a lot of things you didn't know about Val Kilmer. A glance at his biography shows he's a Christian Scientist, a Juilliard-trained actor, a cancer survivor, and a famed perfectionist. Oh, and he's the former owner of an entire herd of bison. And then there was the time he turned down Dirty Dancing, and the other time he said no to The Matrix.

What's Val Kilmer up to these days? He's still making movies and inspiring stories about his weirdness. Celebrate his eccentricities with this list of fascinating facts and tales about a true Hollywood original.