Effective in both serious and comedic roles, Val Kilmer's hair is similarly versatile in whatever role he plays. He clocks in at #10 on my Hollywood Hair Hall Of Fame.
Val Kilmer in "Top Secret"
In his first starring role, Val sported a cool 50's era flip, kind of a quasi-homage to Elvis Presley and the California surfing scene.
Val Kilmer in "Real Genius"
Val's hair is similar to "Top Secret", but a bit less stylized. While it looks cool, nothing could prepare us for what was coming.
Val Kilmer in "Top Gun"
As the "Iceman", Val created perhaps the greatest single hair style in modern film history. Awesome. I've been told that just looking at Val in "Top Gun" has been known to cause women to spontaneously cream their pants.
Val Kilmer in "Willow"
As Madmardigan, Val goes brunette for the first time, and sports some greasy extensions. An interesting contrast from Tom Kazanski, to be sure.
Val Kilmer in "The Doors"
Playing Jim Morrison, Val adopts Jim's shaggy do and convincingly pulls it off. He almost looks like a Morrison doppelganger. Well done.
Val Kilmer in "Batman Forever"
In his one and done Batman appearance, Val sports a neatly trimmed, more "full head of hair" look for Bruce Wayne; quite a departure from the previous Batman (Michael Keaton, who decidedly does not make this list). Not a career highlight.
Val Kilmer in "Heat"
Val goes back to his famous blonde locks in this Michael Mann thriller. Pulled back into a ponytail, I almost couldn't tell who was who in his scenes with Ashley Judd. Interesting look visually, and differentiates his character from Pacino and DeNiro.
Val Kilmer in "Wonderland"
As John Holmes, Val breaks out a 70's era perm to great effect. The authentic wispy mustache is a fantastic accentuating touch. Forget about the huge penis and the cocaine; it is clear why chicks wanted to bang this guy.
Congratulations, Val Kilmer.