Telling their story. Val kilmer gave fans an intimate look at his life and career, including his battle with throat cancer in the first trailer for the upcoming Amazon Prime Video documentary, Val.
“My name is Val Kilmer. I’m an actor, ”says the 61-year-old star in the clip, which was released Tuesday July 6. “I have lived a magical life and I have captured a lot.”
The Doors The actor shared glimpses of his life on movie sets, including Tombstone other Top gun, in addition to fragments of his childhood and personal life.
“I was the first boy I met to have a video camera. I have thousands of hours of videotapes and film reels that I have filmed throughout my life and my career ”, he says, before a young man Kevin bacon pops up on the screen, saying, “That’s really cool, Val.”
The Kiss kiss bang bang The actor talks about recovering from throat cancer and explains in the voiceover: “I was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. I am still recovering and it is difficult to speak and to be understood. But I want to tell my story more than ever. “
Kilmer notes that he has spent “decades finding my voice through characters, through movies” as images of his life in the limelight flicker across the screen. There are also scenes of him getting old and with a larynx around his neck, following his health problems.
“I have misbehaved. I have behaved bravely. Strangely for some, “he says in the preview.” I see myself as a sensitive and intelligent human being but with the soul of a clown. “
Eventually he tries to speak, after cancer, and it is clear that words are no longer easy to pronounce.
“I have tried to see the world as a part of life,” he says, sitting in a room in his house. The trailer concludes with Kilmer saying, “It’s a story about my life that isn’t my life either.”
In celebration of the new film, which will hit theaters later this month before airing on Amazon Prime in August, Kilmer tweeted about the experience..
“It feels like yesterday and yet it has been a lifetime. As I write this, my documentary is preparing to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, ”he wrote on Tuesday. “And as grateful as I am to be selected with this high honor, I look forward to sharing my life story with all of you.”
The Twain Cinema Star added, “As a lifelong filmmaker, I am excited to say that the film will be in theaters on July 23rd. And as a person who also enjoys being comfortable, I’m possibly happier that he’s on @PrimeVideo on August 6. giving every day the opportunity to be the most beautiful of your life “.
Before making the documentary, Kilmer long denied that he suffered from throat cancer, and closed Michael Douglas‘claims he was ill in 2016.
“I love Michael Douglas, but he is misinformed,” said the Batman forever The actor wrote via Facebook in November 2016. “The last time I spoke with him was almost two years ago, when I asked for a referral for a specialist to diagnose a lump in my throat, which prevented me from continuing a tour. . of my work CITIZEN TWAIN. I ended up wearing a team at UCLA and I don’t have cancer at all. “
The following year, Kilmer confirmed his diagnosis and said during a Reddit AMA: “I had a cure from cancer.”
After news broke in June 2018 that he was reprising his role as Iceman in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, his co-star Tom cruise commented on Kilmer’s ongoing health problems.
“He’s doing very well,” said the Risky business star, 59, said extra in July 2018, noting that it is “special” to be working with his longtime friend again.