There were also reports that Kilmer had not had a good working relationship with Schumacher, as another reason for not reprising the role. That year, Kilmer starred alongside Michael Douglas in the thriller The Ghost and the Darkness.In 1997 he played Simon Templar in the popular action film, The Saint.
Stone was not impressed with the tape, but Paul Rothchild (the original producer of The Doors) said "I was shaken by it" and suggested they record Kilmer in the studio.1996 - 1996Cindy Crawford and Val Kilmer dated in 1996.Apparently part of the reason they split was Val didn't approve of the advertising she did for a bar. We never got a recording of that live with Jim and now we've got it." However, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek was less than enthusiastic with how Morrison was portrayed in Stone's interpretation.
In the early 1990s, Kilmer starred in the mystery thriller Thunderheart, the action comedy The Real Mc Coy, and again teamed with Top Gun director Tony Scott to play Elvis Presley in True Romance, which was written by Quentin Tarantino.That same year, his first off-stage acting role (excluding television commercials) came in the form of an episode of ABC Afterschool Special called One Too Many, which was an educational drama on drinking and driving; it also starred a young Michelle Pfeiffer.