Kilmer saw Morrison as having picked the wrong heroes, who had different issues, that were not part of the creativity or inspiration.
Kilmer saw Morrison's story as one that could be told "a thousand different ways" and didn't want to tell it by playing the role in the style of drugs, with which Oliver Stone agreed.
Kilmer responded to recent rumors he's battling oral cancer reportedly started by his "The Ghost and the Darkness" co-star ...
saying he loves Michael, but he's "misinformed." Kilmer says he last spoke to Douglas almost 2 years ago to get a referral for a medical specialist to examine a lump in his throat, but that's it.
Kilmer memorized the lyrics to all of lead singer Jim Morrison's songs prior to his audition, and sent a video of himself performing some Doors songs to director Stone.
Stone was not impressed with the tape, but Paul Rothchild (the original producer of The Doors) said "I was shaken by it" and suggested they record Kilmer in the studio.
After Kilmer was cast as Morrison, he prepared for the role by attending Doors tribute concerts and reading Morrison's poetry.
This movie almost cost me my relationship with my wife.
We never got a recording of that live with Jim and now we've got it." However, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek was less than enthusiastic with how Morrison was portrayed in Stone's interpretation.
In the early 1990s, Kilmer starred in the mystery thriller Thunderheart, the action comedy The Real Mc Coy, and again teamed with Top Gun director Tony Scott to play Elvis Presley in True Romance, which was written by Quentin Tarantino.
On Tuesday morning (July 17, 2018) the American Sun-Times reported Val Kilmer and girlfriend, to be shopping for engagement rings.
The couple was seen closely eyeing some pricey bling in a couple of major jewelry stores — especially major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger. (read more)According to some insiders, they'll soon be engaged. Rumor Explodes on Twitter Naturally, the Sun-Times’ article sent Facebook and Twitter into a frenzy.