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Monday, July 6, 2009
New Highlight Reel™: Val Kilmer
Last week's polling is done, and the most popular 1970s sitcom theme is Suicide is Painless from M*A*S*H, followed by the themes from Sanford and Son, Barney Miller and The Muppet Show.
This week, let's go back to a Highlight Reel™, this time for Val Kilmer. Kilmer is one of those rare actors who is a star in his very first role, playing the Elvis like Nick Rivers in the Zucker and Abrahams spy spoof Top Secret! Recently, there have been photographs of Mr. Kilmer having put on weight, which in Hollywood is worse for your career than getting drunk, arrested and blaming everything on the Jews.
Leaving that aside, I've picked ten films from Mr. Kilmer's career spanning the past three decades that you can vote as your choice for his Highlight Reel™, or you can choose the default options of He's Always Good or He Always Sucks.
The ten films, in chronological order are:
Top Secret! Real Genius Top Gun Willow The Doors Thunderheart True Romance Tombstone Batman Forever Spartan
The voting will be open until next Sunday evening.