CINEMA: A SAINT GOES MARCHING ON

METICULOUS CRAFTSMAN? METHOD MONSTER? EITHER WAY, VAL KILMER'S A STAR

A few months before shooting was to begin on Paramount's The Saint, the Aussie auteur Phillip Noyce went to visit the movie's star, who was on location in Australia for another film. When the actor didn't show up for their meeting, Noyce sighed and thought, "Well, this is Val Kilmer." That would be Val Kilmer the Hollywood bad boy, whose very name spurs some directors to spit venom. Noyce walked outside and into a dark street, then became aware of someone following him. "I stopped in a doorway and looked over my shoulder, but no one was there. Suddenly, Val materialized...

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