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(CNN)   After his tracheotomy, Val Kilmer says he feels a lot better than he sounds, which when you hear him speak, you realize it's very, very fortunate   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-08-04 12:45:27 PM  
Cancer sucks.

It sucks worse if you don't treat it.
 
2020-08-04 1:54:12 PM  
He'll always be Elvis. (True Romance.)
 
2020-08-04 1:57:59 PM  

Indiegent: He'll always be Elvis. (True Romance.)


For me, he will always be Neek.
 
2020-08-04 1:58:57 PM  
Just throwing a recommendation out there for people to check out The Salton Sea, which is twisty and weird, and feels a lot like Frank Darabont directing a Quentin Tarantino script.
 
2020-08-04 1:59:28 PM  
At least his reckless disregard of science and modern medicine placed no one else in danger.
 
2020-08-04 2:00:37 PM  
I thought that this was all Too Secret!
 
2020-08-04 2:03:05 PM  
Too =Top
 
2020-08-04 2:06:04 PM  

gunga galunga: Indiegent: He'll always be Elvis. (True Romance.)

For me, he will always be Neek.


Are you talking about Gay Perry?
 
2020-08-04 2:12:03 PM  

Flappyhead: gunga galunga: Indiegent: He'll always be Elvis. (True Romance.)

For me, he will always be Neek.

Are you talking about Gay Perry?


"Are you still gay?"
"No, I'm knee-deep in pussy. I just like the name 'Gay Perry' so I stuck with it."
 
2020-08-04 2:19:48 PM  
My grandmother had throat cancer too. She didn't have a tracheotomy, she had a laryngectomy, complete removal of the voicebox. She sounded the same as Kilmer did after, when she wasn't using her little robotic voice thingy.  I thought a tracheotomy was basically a hole in the throat to relieve an obstruction. I didn't realize it was a surgical treatment of throat cancer.
 
2020-08-04 2:21:31 PM  
I know it was an awful movie, but I really liked him in The Saint.  Elizabeth Shue was nice eye candy, too.
 
2020-08-04 2:22:46 PM  

empres77: I know it was an awful movie, but I really liked him in The Saint.  Elizabeth Shue was nice eye candy, too.


Agree but I think his best role is Doc Holiday.
 
2020-08-04 2:25:09 PM  

That KY Girl: empres77: I know it was an awful movie, but I really liked him in The Saint.  Elizabeth Shue was nice eye candy, too.

Agree but I think his best role is Doc Holiday.


Only because Oliver Stone utterly farked up The Doors.
 
2020-08-04 2:25:34 PM  

Michael J Faux: Just throwing a recommendation out there for people to check out The Salton Sea, which is twisty and weird, and feels a lot like Frank Darabont directing a Quentin Tarantino script.


A guy with no nose recreating the Kennedy assassination using pigeons?
what's so weird about that?

for me, Val will always be Robert Scott in Spartan.
 
2020-08-04 2:30:55 PM  

dereksmalls: Michael J Faux: Just throwing a recommendation out there for people to check out The Salton Sea, which is twisty and weird, and feels a lot like Frank Darabont directing a Quentin Tarantino script.

A guy with no nose recreating the Kennedy assassination using pigeons?
what's so weird about that?

for me, Val will always be Robert Scott in Spartan.


I guess it's not as weird as that movie where the tweakers wanted to steal Bob Hope's stool sample... oh wait!

I liked Spartan in that, "I can tell this is good and that it's just not my cup of tea" kinda way.
 
2020-08-04 2:37:38 PM  
Sounds like a Real Genius.
 
2020-08-04 2:38:27 PM  
ah jeez that sucks
 
2020-08-04 2:46:30 PM  

freetomato: My grandmother had throat cancer too. She didn't have a tracheotomy, she had a laryngectomy, complete removal of the voicebox. She sounded the same as Kilmer did after, when she wasn't using her little robotic voice thingy.  I thought a tracheotomy was basically a hole in the throat to relieve an obstruction. I didn't realize it was a surgical treatment of throat cancer.


====================

Normally yes, for emergency situations.  For some cancers, like this, it's an actual treatment.  It's essentially a permanent trach.  A former coworker of mine had the same thing done.  Had to press on it with his finger to talk and even then, it was really difficult for him for speak more than a few sentences at a time.

Also: It's REALLY weird to sneeze because it comes out the hole instead of your mouth or nose.  That's SO bizarre.
 
2020-08-04 2:47:32 PM  
He'll always be Hilda
 
2020-08-04 2:54:53 PM  
nnnnnnnpassmeanotheherchesterfield

nnnnnntheyretastyandrefreshing

nnnnnnicanquitanytime    nnnnnni lookcoolandsophisticated
 
2020-08-04 2:59:50 PM  

Michael J Faux: Just throwing a recommendation out there for people to check out The Salton Sea, which is twisty and weird, and feels a lot like Frank Darabont directing a Quentin Tarantino script.


I think about that movie at least once a week.
 
2020-08-04 3:21:09 PM  
He looks less unhealthy standing next to Kevin Smith.
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2020-08-04 3:24:15 PM  

gunga galunga: Indiegent: He'll always be Elvis. (True Romance.)

For me, he will always be Neek.


"Top Secret" is not only my favorite movie he's in, but imho the funniest of the genre, including Airplane.
("Young Frankenstein" is in its own category, doesn't count) the Doors movie did suck, but he was visually so dead-on Jim Morrison.
no snark, i thought he was gone.  i hope this awful procedure turns out to be the thing that gets him well.
 
2020-08-04 3:25:06 PM  
Awkward?
Shiat, man. I would have gone with Sad. He may have been a professional asshole his whole career, but damn did he define some iconic characters.
/Top Secret will always hold the #1 spot in my heart
 
2020-08-04 3:40:36 PM  

skyotter: He looks less unhealthy standing next to Kevin Smith.
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There are month old corpses that look healthy next to Kevin Smith.
 
2020-08-04 3:42:06 PM  
Real Genius was the first time I laid eyes on him. Top Gun showed off that cocky, sexy side too.

Real Genius:
Chris Knight: So, if there's anything I can do for you - or, more to the point, *to* you - just let me know.
Susan: Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?
Chris Knight: Not right now.
Susan: A girl's gotta have her standards.
 
2020-08-04 3:47:22 PM  
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Face mask on neck?
 
2020-08-04 3:54:04 PM  

Flappyhead: skyotter: He looks less unhealthy standing next to Kevin Smith.
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There are month old corpses that look healthy next to Kevin Smith.


What the hell happened to him 😳
 
2020-08-04 3:56:10 PM  

Ronnie_Zman: Awkward?
Shiat, man. I would have gone with Sad. He may have been a professional asshole his whole career, but damn did he define some iconic characters.
/Top Secret will always hold the #1 spot in my heart


Subby here. I thought about using the Sad tag, but he says he feels better than he sounds soooo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2020-08-04 3:58:02 PM  

Marcos P: Flappyhead: skyotter: He looks less unhealthy standing next to Kevin Smith.
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There are month old corpses that look healthy next to Kevin Smith.

What the hell happened to him 😳


THIS.
 
2020-08-04 4:01:29 PM  

browneye: Marcos P: Flappyhead: skyotter: He looks less unhealthy standing next to Kevin Smith.
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There are month old corpses that look healthy next to Kevin Smith.

What the hell happened to him 😳

THIS.


Severe heart attack then a massive weight loss through a vegan diet.  He dropped something like 50 pounds in just a few months with no exercise, so there's no lean muscle, just loose skin.
 
2020-08-04 4:04:28 PM  

BlackChickWhiteAccent: Real Genius was the first time I laid eyes on him. Top Gun showed off that cocky, sexy side too.

Real Genius:
Chris Knight: So, if there's anything I can do for you - or, more to the point, *to* you - just let me know.
Susan: Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?
Chris Knight: Not right now.
Susan: A girl's gotta have her standards.


Show you the old hammer later!
 
2020-08-04 4:08:05 PM  

Flappyhead: browneye: Marcos P: Flappyhead: skyotter: He looks less unhealthy standing next to Kevin Smith.
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There are month old corpses that look healthy next to Kevin Smith.

What the hell happened to him 😳

THIS.

Severe heart attack then a massive weight loss through a vegan diet.  He dropped something like 50 pounds in just a few months with no exercise, so there's no lean muscle, just loose skin.


As someone who has lost 50 pounds, I think he must have lost closer to a hundred.  Or the man just carried all his weight in his damn head and neck.

/don't worry, I found most of the pounds I lost
 
2020-08-04 5:18:08 PM  

Michael J Faux: Just throwing a recommendation out there for people to check out The Salton Sea, which is twisty and weird, and feels a lot like Frank Darabont directing a Quentin Tarantino script.


The only problem with the movie is it had a lame ending. I suggest turning it off at the scene where he's playing the trumpet in a fire.
 
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2020-08-04 5:21:53 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Michael J Faux: Just throwing a recommendation out there for people to check out The Salton Sea, which is twisty and weird, and feels a lot like Frank Darabont directing a Quentin Tarantino script.

The only problem with the movie is it had a lame ending. I suggest turning it off at the scene where he's playing the trumpet in a fire.


Isn't that supposedly the prequel to Jane Eyre?
 
2020-08-04 5:31:52 PM  

Flappyhead: browneye: Marcos P: Flappyhead: skyotter: He looks less unhealthy standing next to Kevin Smith.
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There are month old corpses that look healthy next to Kevin Smith.

What the hell happened to him 😳

THIS.

Severe heart attack then a massive weight loss through a vegan diet.  He dropped something like 50 pounds in just a few months with no exercise, so there's no lean muscle, just loose skin.


I have a coworker who was diagnosed with the beetus so he started to lose weight and looks as bad as Kevin Smith, if not worse.  The thing is, unlike Mr Smith, he was never what anyone would call obese, fat or even thick, and had maybe an extra 10 pounds on him as people in their mid-50s are wont to have.  Pre-Covid I only saw him every couple of months but he lost so much, so quickly, the last time I saw him my first thought was that he's dying of something evil.

He may well be dying and isn't telling the truth.  Back in the early 90's I had a coworker with full blown AIDS and was unfortunate enough to witness him wither to nothing over the year and a half I knew him.
 
2020-08-04 5:36:56 PM  
Just watched the vid.

Would it be too much for him to say "I like them french fried taters, mmm hmmm?"

/I have a friend who naturally sounds a LOT like Billy Bob's character in Slingblade, and can sound spot on when he wants to, and pre-Covid days it was a hoot to go out for food with him.  I can't think of a single time he didn't order "them French fried taters, mmm hnmmm."
 
2020-08-04 5:42:48 PM  
I wish I could remember who said this, cuz it's a great quote: "I wouldn't cast Val Kilmer in 'The Val Kilmer Story'!"
 
2020-08-04 6:37:39 PM  

gunga galunga: Indiegent: He'll always be Elvis. (True Romance.)

For me, he will always be Neek.


He will always be finding a six inch spike to hammer in to a board.
 
2020-08-04 6:48:25 PM  
That right there (hell, including the picture of kevin smith) is why smoking cigarettes is playing roulette with your life.

Val kilmer was one of the handsomest dudes in hollywood, yeah I know age and religion is a factor too, but that shiat wrecked him.

Kevin smith, Heart attack in his 40's. Yeah his weight was a factor, but smoking wrecks your arteries.

Not everyone makes it to frank sinatras age smoking & still living basically well until the end.  Always think about the choices you make.
 
2020-08-04 6:53:22 PM  
He will always be Batman
 
2020-08-04 8:18:37 PM  

InvisibleInsane: I wish I could remember who said this, cuz it's a great quote: "I wouldn't cast Val Kilmer in 'The Val Kilmer Story'!"


John Frankenheimer, after dealing with him on the set of Island of Dr. Moreau: "Even if I was directing a film called The Life of Val Kilmer, I wouldn't have that prick in it."

/considering Frankenheimer had to deal with an absolutely insane Marlon Brando at the same time, that's saying something
 
2020-08-04 8:24:26 PM  
Sill has a batter "I'm Batman" than Christian Bale.
 
2020-08-04 8:58:54 PM  
Really? No one's mentioned Iceman? I chomp my teeth at you!
 
2020-08-04 9:21:03 PM  
Man, did he used to be eye candy!
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Don't know how big of a dick you were, (or have;) but you made this young woman feel things!

Hope it works out for you, man. I liked your Jim Morrison.  I suppose since he was a bit of an asshole too, you were the perfect fit. You were humbled, now appreciate it, and try to live your best life.
 
2020-08-05 12:00:13 AM  

Mulchpuppy: Flappyhead: browneye: Marcos P: Flappyhead: skyotter: He looks less unhealthy standing next to Kevin Smith.
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There are month old corpses that look healthy next to Kevin Smith.

What the hell happened to him 😳

THIS.

Severe heart attack then a massive weight loss through a vegan diet.  He dropped something like 50 pounds in just a few months with no exercise, so there's no lean muscle, just loose skin.

As someone who has lost 50 pounds, I think he must have lost closer to a hundred.  Or the man just carried all his weight in his damn head and neck.

/don't worry, I found most of the pounds I lost


IIRC, his total weight loss is closer to 100 pounds, he lost the first 50 in like 2-3 months. He's commented about all the loose skin and just said he's going to live with it due to not wanting to have unnecessary surgery after the whole fiasco. He even said: you think my head and neck look bad, you should see me with my shirt off.
 
2020-08-05 12:17:20 AM  

Bootysama: IRC, his total weight loss is closer to 100 pounds, he lost the first 50 in like 2-3 months. He's commented about all the loose skin and just said he's going to live with it due to not wanting to have unnecessary surgery after the whole fiasco. He even said: you think my head and neck look bad, you should see me with my shirt off.


Well at least he doesn't have a lot wife to impress.
 
2020-08-05 1:11:56 AM  

That KY Girl: empres77: I know it was an awful movie, but I really liked him in The Saint.  Elizabeth Shue was nice eye candy, too.

Agree but I think his best role is Doc Holiday.


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2020-08-05 1:13:19 AM  

BlackChickWhiteAccent: Man, did he used to be eye candy!
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Don't know how big of a dick you were, (or have;) but you made this young woman feel things!

Hope it works out for you, man. I liked your Jim Morrison.  I suppose since he was a bit of an asshole too, you were the perfect fit. You were humbled, now appreciate it, and try to live your best life.


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I'm sure there are lots of women that would have loved the love woozy version of him
 
2020-08-05 2:07:54 AM  

puckrock2000: InvisibleInsane: I wish I could remember who said this, cuz it's a great quote: "I wouldn't cast Val Kilmer in 'The Val Kilmer Story'!"

John Frankenheimer, after dealing with him on the set of Island of Dr. Moreau: "Even if I was directing a film called The Life of Val Kilmer, I wouldn't have that prick in it."

/considering Frankenheimer had to deal with an absolutely insane Marlon Brando at the same time, that's saying something


Be honest, you linked that to tell us all about Richard Stanley, right?
 
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