The latest installment in my MEL series on actors who were Hollywood's A-listers for a minute is dedicated to Val Kilmer. The more I dug into the man's films, the more I noticed a trend: His bigger movies were almost never his most interesting. Here's a guy who has lived wandering around from project to project, doing whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. I'm not sure it's a blueprint for a major career, but it's definitely a way to have a unique one. You can read my essay here.