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Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer caught the acting bug early as the Kilmer boys often spent their summer vacations entertaining visitors of the guest ranch his parents once owned in Arizona. After filming his first TV commercial at age 12 for a fast food company, Val pursued his acting dream, first at Chatsworth High School (with fellow classmates Kevin Spacey & Mare Winningham), then for a senior year at the Hollywood Professional School. He completed his formal training at the Juilliard School of Performing Arts, where, at age 17, Kilmer was the youngest student ever admitted to the Drama department at that time. [+]