Really iconic! Val He Kilmer has had a stellar acting career throughout his tenure in Hollywood, from Batman in his Batman Forever to the late Jim Morrison in the Doors biopic. “Fame was never a priority for me, and I had it,” Kilmer told The New York Times in May 2020, despite a long list of film credits. “I was gambling to maintain my status. Except in 2008, I would have won the gamble. I lost my home like a million other people. Pretty bad After playing high-profile roles in Tombstone, Heat, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and more, the actor began carefully choosing future projects based on his passion. Because of this, Kilmer was initially hesitant to play Iceman in the popular Top Gun movie. “I didn’t want the part. I didn’t care about the movie. I wasn’t interested in the story,” the actor wrote in his book I’m Your Huckleberry: A Memoir, and spent most of his time auditioning. He said he didn’t try. “My agent, who also represented Tom Cruise, basically tortured me to at least meet Tony Scott by saying he was one of the hottest directors in town. … I read the lines nonchalantly, and to my surprise, I was told that I had the role. It took a lot of convincing for Kilmer to take part in the 1986 picture, but he’s set to reprise his role in a quick cameo in the 2022 sequel, Top Gun: Maverick. I was more interested in “As The Temptations sang, ‘I’m not as proud as I ask. Forget the fact that 30 years have passed … I remember it like it was yesterday,” the California native wrote in his book, published in April 2020. Cruise went to it. Cruises have never been cooler. And the next thing I know I’m back. Tom and I picked up where we left off. As far as the plot of the film is concerned, I swear secrecy. The actor has had a legendary career, which will be explored in a self-titled documentary produced by his children, Mercedes and Jack, in July 2021, revealing his childhood, film experiences, throat cancer and talked about the struggle of He first confirmed in his 2017. “I’ve lived a magical life and I’ve captured a lot of it,” the Tombstone star said in the film’s trailer, detailing his cancer recovery. I am still recovering and have difficulty speaking and being understood.But more than ever I want to tell my story.I see the world as a single life. It’s a story about my life, not my life.” Scroll down to relive Kilmer’s best roles over the years.