Why Val Kilmer Joined Top Gun, Despite Hating The Idea At First


During the segment of the Prime Video documentary Val, the Top Gun legend shares a lot of behind-the-scenes home videos, as well as quite a few interesting tidbits about his initial relationship with the movie. Initially, Val Kilmer was saddled with the role of the smart ass Lt. Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, competition to Tom Cruise’s equally iconic Lt. Pete Mitchell, thanks to his role in Paramount’s Top Secret. But as discussed in his own words, narrated by his son Jack, Val explained how his feelings on that film changed as follows: