Voiceless Val Kilmer makes himself heard in acclaimed new documentary movie

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Val Kilmer lost his voice to throat cancer, but that hasn't stopped him from acting. (Picture: Gallo Images/ Alamy)
Val Kilmer lost his voice to throat cancer, but that hasn't stopped him from acting. (Picture: Gallo Images/ Alamy)

He's played a caped crusader, a gun-slinging lawman, a rock star and a fighter pilot – but in his latest big-screen outing he just gets to be himself. And the documentary chronicling the life of one of Hollywood’s most complex characters turned out to be one of the talking points of the world’s most glamorous film festivals.

Val tells of the highs and lows of Val Kilmer, a man whose extraordinary skill has always been undercut by a notoriously difficult personality.

But this doccie, which is directed by Leo Scott and Ting Poo and debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, is more than a case of other people making a movie about a famous person.

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