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In a interview with Des O'Connor for his ITV show, Hugh Grant says he passed on the role after a meeting with Noyce because he didn't like the director's approach to the character.
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Strick's rewrite relocated the action to London and Oxford and merged two villains together by having Tretiak running for president himself rather than endorsing a puppet candidate.
Kilmer was constantly pressing for more disguises in the film, although Paramount wanted to keep that idea for their Mission: The Saint, as devised by Charteris in the s, used crude disguises instead of the sophisticated ones shown in this film. Unusually for an action star of the time as in heroes played by Steven SeagalBruce Willis or Mel Gibsonthis Saint refrained from killing and even the main villains live to stand trial. Charteris' version had no qualms about taking another life.
In the original version of the film—as in the original Jonathan Hensleigh script—Emma, having escaped Russia via the American embassy, collapses while giving a lecture and dies in Simon Templar's arms.
Watching the videotape back, he sees Ilya Tretiak stabbing her in the leg with the tip of his cane. The final half-hour has Simon returning to Moscow to destroy the villains' plans and avenge her death. Botvin's help, he switches the formulas around and humiliates Ivan Tretiak during his show trial of the Russian president.
The Tretiaks shoot their way out of the crowd and escape back to their mansion, with Simon and the Russian army in pursuit.
Ivan shoots the treacherous Dr. Botvin, and in turn Ilya shoots and kills Ivan. Simon arrives and finds the bodies of Botvin and Ivan Tretiak. Simon battles Ilya on the stairwell as Russian tanks pound the mansion walls, exposing and setting fire to the vast stockpile of heating oil in the basement. With the stairwell disintegrating around them, the fight spills out on to the chandelier, suspended above the blazing oil.
Simon teases Ilya with the disc containing the formula for cold fusion. As he reaches out for it, Simon cuts the rope and Ilya plummets to a fiery death. Returning to Emma's home, Simon finds a letter from her, a tear fills his eye and he vows to use his skills only for good.
In the end the producers decided to cut Emma's death scene and Templar's battle with Ilya, inserted footage of the Tretiaks being arrested and filmed a new epilogue at Oxford.
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Val Kilmer: In His Own Words, Odds 'N Ends
Were you on the ropes? What Francis has done is use the 3-D sparingly. When is it out? You also went to Africa for a while, because you were working on another film project about a witch doctor, right?
I never finished that screenplay. Are witch doctors real? It was about an Englishman who was considered to be a witch doctor. And it may be more accurate to say holy man. He had a great affinity with animals. Was he an animal whisperer? He could catch them too. Does voodoo have anything to do with this holy man? In the Bushmen story, the honey badger marries a rainbow, which seems abstract unless you live outside all the time. The honey badger mates right after the rain, so it makes sense.
When they are making life, a rainbow is there. The stakes in movies are weirdly higher. No other business blows that much cash that fast. A hundred million dollars in the art world is a substantial amount of cash to do anything. Or you just buy one Giacometti. How did you get into art? How did you rehearse for the role of the Dead Man in my movie? I have had near-death experiences. I thought it was going to be really easy, but it takes a great deal of discipline to be dead.
How about Tom Cruise. You make fun of him sometimes? As he gets older he looks like a lesbian. My ex-wife did say that if you hang in there long enough in any world, you become the opposite. Katharine Hepburn was really looking good there.
Howard Hughes had become a very beautiful, regal lady by the end. If your museum project takes off, do you think Hollywood will approve of it? I was very silly about Hollywood. Wherever you stand, L. They tell you exactly what you want-I want the fake breasts and the flat car and the big pool. How is that telling the truth? People are always great. And every year he worked with more of them.
In New York City, they fixed the Juilliard school-my alma mater. But you had an anticlimax or something when you left Juilliard. And so they accused us of not being able to work together.
When you came to Hollywood from New York right after Juilliard, how did you go about getting your first job? Did you hang out with a gang of friends, or was it kind of a lonely trip? I wrote a play at Juilliard about a Western terrorist, and at the time there was virtually no discussion about terrorism in any popular arena in the United States.
So it was a very timely play that Joe Papp produced called How It All Began, and it was so serious, and we wrote it as a collective when we were in school and then it got produced professionally right out of school at the Public [Theater]. I had been involved with this pretty heavy subject for two and a half years, and I was just looking to do something that would be fun and not taxing in any way, so ironically my first movie was a comedy, because I had grown up in Los Angeles and I was obsessed with the Kentucky Fried Theater [a comedy troupe].
Those guys made Airplane! It was a very strange beginning to what my training was, which was classic theater and Shakespeare and then going into this absurdist comedy style. And then all that led to Top Gun? How did that have an impact on your career? Because that must have really moved you to an entirely other place, correct? Yeah, that was a very popular movie, and it still seems to endure.
People talk about it pretty much every time I go to an airport. Yes-and I want to have you come out to the ranch so we can talk about the West.
Tony Shafrazi was saying he was impressed with my plans for the ranch. I saw him at the disco every night back at Studio 54 in the old days. But we never talked about art back then. What is this about you not drinking anymore? I never really drank. You were lying to me about waking up next to two Russian girls in a dingy hotel in Moscow after a three-day binge? Everything in high school was reversed. And in The Doors , where you played Jim Morrison? I acted high because that was the part, but no.
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I like what you said. What was that about? I was born in the Griffith Park Hospital. Roy Rogers-what was that like? He was a star! I was with five cousins and two brothers, and they all pushed me forward to go knock on the door.
Can I help you? You were, like, 11? That was, like, 7.VAL KILMER The Saint
But when my dad bought his house, I was, like, 12 or You lived in his house? When we first went there, he had a jeep and it had a name, Nelly Bell, that was in the front yard. He had stuffed Bullet, his dog, and Trigger, his horse.
They were in the recreation room. So our joke in childhood was, we were all worried about Dale-if she goes first, is she going to be stuffed too? Holding a tray of chocolate cookies in the kitchen? It was a little creepy, the house? Roy and Dale only had one child, who was mongoloid. They adopted, I think, four kids, and two of them died. So they sold to my dad. My little brother died on the property.
In my family, two people died on that property. The second was your father? Yeah, my dad died there.
Your childhood was a while ago.