*primal scream*

February 6, 2009 - 4:44 pm
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Val Kilmer Considering Run For Governor When Richardson’s Term Ends

FUCK NO.

ETA for even more FUCK NO: Excerpted from this interview:

Me: You mean you think you literally had the same experience as Doc Holliday?

Kilmer: Oh, sure. It’s not like I believed that I shot somebody, but I absolutely know what it feels like to pull the trigger and take someone’s life.

You understand how it feels to shoot someone as much as a person who has actually committed a murder?

I understand it more. It’s an actor’s job. A guy who’s lived through the horror of Vietnam has not spent his life preparing his mind for it. He’s some punk. Most guys were borderline criminal or poor, and that’s why they got sent to Vietnam. It was all the poor, wretched kids who got beat up by their dads, guys who didn’t get on the football team, couldn’t finagle a scholarship. They didn’t have the emotional equipment to handle that experience. But this is what an actor trains to do. I can more effectively represent that kid in Vietnam than a guy who was there.

FUCK NO.

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  1. SmartDogs Says:

    I would say that Mr. Kilmer certainly appears to have a better idea of what it’s like to be a crass, self-absorbed, reprehensibly opinionated moron than most real politicians do.

  2. daddyquatro Says:

    Oh great Gob in Heaben!
    If there is a Hell he should be tied down and forced to listen to himself ACTUALLY say that for eternity.
    What a dick.

  3. Paws Says:

    Well, the guy’s got talent . . . if you call successfully stepping on his own dick “talent”. If that interview gets much attention (and it will in an election), I think it’ll be safe to assume that almost every voter who has ever seen combat, or is the family member or friend of a combat veteran, will choose to vote for anybody BUT Kilmer, should he run for office.

    My vote: FUCK NO!

  4. MuscleDaddy Says:

    Hmmm…

    Well, Kilmer’s pretty much a sandless sandstorm – but I thought the article was great.

    – MuscleDaddy

  5. Holly Says:

    I can more effectively represent that kid in Vietnam than a guy who was there.

    Oh, for fuck’s sake.

  6. Nortius Maximus Says:

    Who cares if he’s a narcissistic doofus? He has those dreamy smoochy lips. That qualifies him to be Governor… OF OUR HEARTS! /sarc

  7. boomvark Says:

    Wow. The Fatuometer needle is wrapped around the the peg, and apparenlty he’s stupid into the bargain. What a wanker … perhaps literally; I seem to recall that, in the Victorian era, those traits used to be attributed to excessive masturbation.

  8. Peter Says:

    This infuriated me sufficiently that I couldn’t respond adequately in a comment here. I ‘borrowed’ your interview with Mr. Kilmer and blogged about it myself. It’s at:

    http://tinyurl.com/blruyq

    What a maroon!

  9. bluntobject Says:

    That there is a very special kind of self-absorbed stupid. Shame about Kilmer; he played such an amusingly smartassed Doc Holliday. Looks like he also has enough arrogance, idiocy, and condescending noblesse oblige for a truly terrifying career in government.

    I found that Last Letter Home cleaned my brain out nicely after reading that drivel. Not recommended if you don’t like bagpipes.

  10. Andrew Weitzman Says:

    Considering that people on his side of the fence are constantly screaming about white people culturally appropriating minority voices, I find Kilmer’s opinion amusing (in a sick sort of way) on all sorts of levels.

  11. Justthisguy Says:

    Dammit, my comment disappeared.

  12. BillT Says:

    Kilmer expropriated your comment, Jtg, ‘cuz, y’know, he’s, like, an *actor*, and with a little bit of studying, he can more effectively represent what you’d say than you can.

    Right now, he’s researching “the United States,” so he’ll be ready to post “your” comment any minute now…

  13. BillT Says:

    Most guys were borderline criminal or poor, and that’s why they got sent to Vietnam.

    Interesting POV, because most of us were pretty convinced we were there because LBJ was making a deliberate attempt to kill off the American Middle Class.

  14. Steve Bodio Says:

    The mind reels. I’d say impossible but look at Al Franken. FUCK NO!!

  15. Tai Says:

    …you know how our entire political overlap is pretty much gay rights and some environmental issues? Look! We found something else we agree on!

    Oh dear god.

  16. DJ Says:

    I laughed my ass off when I read this in the “news” yesterday.

    I recall reading, some years ago, a comment by a Hollywood director who directed a movie in which Kilmer appeared. He stated that he wouldn’t cast Val Kilmer as Val Kilmer in The Val Kilmer Story. Between his ego and his asshole, he is insufferable.

  17. Alcibiades Says:

    He could be called Val FucKilmer.

  18. Unix-Jedi Says:

    Hey, but he knows how to skeet surf!

  19. wpngjstr Says:

    So, If I understand this, he knows what it’s like to be me, better than I (me) do?
    Excellent! “Hello, IRS? Yes I’d like you to send my tax bill to Val Kilmer, since he’s more me than me”

  20. Matt G Says:

    I remember seeing The Doors, and my date walking out and saying “Wow. That was impressive. They actually found someone who was more wrapped up in himself than Jim Morrison to play Morrison.”

    Too true.

    Friends, this is the danger of our Hollywood celebrity. For over half his life, poor Mr. Kilmer has believed that he, himself, was worthy of greatness, because he has been paid large sums to be seen portraying characters. He thus believes that his depictions matter more than the actual acts of the original characters that he portrays. In a certain way, you almost have to be sorry for him; he believes this alternative view, and is thus technically mentally ill. The math works for him, because the money that he’s paid for acting like someone else is real. And our society uses dollars to define worth.

    So it may become the case that a person who has never done anything himself comes to believe that he is as great or greater than those who have shaped our world.

    I’ve often said that there was a brink of wealth that makes one insane. I believe that celebrity vastly accelerates the process, and lowers the bar for how large the bank balance must be for insanity to kick in.

  21. John S Says:

    Keeping in mind that celebrities are nothing more than trained monkeys paid to entertain us, this one seems to have the IQ of one also.

  22. Speakertweaker Says:

    I… I just don’t have the words.

    I’ll never be able to watch Tombstone the same way again. Or Heat, for that matter.

    What a world-class douche bag. If there’s a just God, he will let him say that crap at a DFW post or something.

    tweaker

  23. Instinct Says:

    Wow, and I like him in Real Genius too.

    I’m from New Mexico, the morons will vote him in and the sane people in the state will be wondering if they can have Bill Richardson back just so it’s the lesser of two evils.