I'm Watching: Val
Val Kilmer documentary worth a watch & a listen
If you haven't seen the new Val Kilmer documentary from Amazon Studios, I highly recommend you should. The film examines the actor's life through personal videos from his early years as an aspiring performer, on-set footage from many of his well-known films, and something else - something...more real than what usually happens on film.
Kilmer lost his voice due to throat cancer and uses a voice box to communicate instead. The documentary, narrated by his son, Jack, and follows the actor in his current state which is where he has been over the past 6 years since the diagnosis.
Recently, Val Kilmer's voice has been recreated using AI. Using samples from earlier voice recordings, the company Sonantic has given Val the opportunity to use and license his voice - truly fascinating!
Photo credit: Amazon Studios