Afterward, Kilmer starred in a succession of Shakespeare plays, including "Henry IV," "As You Like It" and "Hamlet." His entry into Hollywood was decidedly lowbrow, though, in the comedy Top Secret! Soon after that, he starred in a succession of small films and TV movies, finally getting his big-screen break as Iceman in Top Gun (1986).
Kilmer's credits also include Willow, Thunderheart, Tombstone and Batman Forever. But it's his staggering portrayal of rock star Jim Morrison in The Doors that will forever be linked to Kilmer, who seemed to channel the icon in every frame.