Kilmer is headed to William Woods University.
generation, Kilmer, who starred in the 1995 film, Batman Forever, will speak at WWU s commencement May 5. He is a friend of the university president s husband.
Morrison in Oliver
Stone s The Doors, Doc Holliday in Tombstone
and Simon Templar in The Saint.
back through his work with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the Heat,
to his early work with Tom Cruise in Top Gun,
Kilmer has worked with many of film s most respected directors and actors.
entered Juilliard s drama program at 17; at the time, the youngest person to be
accepted. His professional acting career
began on stage, and he
still participates in theater.
made his feature film debut in the comedy
Top Secret, which he
followed up with Real Genius and his breakout role as the Iceman in Top Gun.
recently, Kilmer starred in the horror
film, The Traveler, and the new Francis
Ford Coppola horror thriller, Twixt.
latest project is a film that focuses
attention on two important people from the
19th century, Mark
Twain and Mary Baker Eddy.
as Mark Twain in the movie, Kilmer
also wrote the screenplay, describing the film about the lives and relationship
of Mary Baker Eddy and Mark Twain as “a
quirky, tender, tragicomic portrait of two contrasting lives, set against the
backdrop of Gilded Age America.”
There he will speak May 2 at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree to Kilmer during the commencement
exercises, recognizing his creative abilities and his contributions to art and theater.
to Kilmer s appearance at William
Woods, the university has scheduled a series of his films:
culture touchstones in American cinema.
Stone, Academy Award-winning director released his biographic take on the controversial
and talented rock music icon, Jim
Morrison of The Doors.
Woods Kemper Center for the Arts, room 112)
issues and circumstances based on the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone,
Ariz., in 1881.
Hollywood luminaries as Nicole
Kidman, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey.
action-espionage vehicle centered on a challenging and unconventional
protagonist who is a thief,
a master of disguise, and who chooses not
to kill his adversaries.