American actor and former stage actor Val Kimer to receive a honorary doctorate. He is best known for his role in Batman Forever. He had also starred in other movies such as in Real Genius, Top Secret and Willow.
The star shall receive the honor this May 2012 in Missouri, where he will also be doing a run of his new one-man show Citizen Twain, in which he will play the famous author Mark Twain.
Kilmer researched Twain’s life over the course of seven years, and has written and also directed himself in the show. The fifty two year old has revealed to Vanity Fair that his brother Mark Kilmer already has a real doctorate.
“I called him up without thinking – I was so excited! – and said, ‘You won’t believe it! They called me out the blue. I’m going to be just like you! Dr. Kilmer’. There was a long pause, and I immediately realized what a mistake this phone call was.”
Kilmer’s most recent roles were in the crime thriller Breathless and the Western Wyatt Earp’s Revenge.