Val Kilmer played Lieutenant Tom Kazansky, aka Iceman, the top student at Top Gun and Mavericks rival, who looks down upon the new arrival’s reckless flying style.
Born in 1959 in Los Angeles, California, Val Kilmer made his film debut in the spy spoof Top Secret! in 1984. After a string of supporting parts, including "Ice Man" in Top Gun, Kilmer received his breakthrough role in 1991: as rock icon Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors. After Batman Forever and a string of unmemorable films, he lent his voice to the animated film The Prince of Egypt and later starred in The Salton Sea.
Featuring high-flying Navy jets, rising young Hollywood hotties and a hit soundtrack led by Kenny Loggins’ soulful vocal on Danger Zone, Top Gun was the highest-grossing movie of 1986, earning $356.8 million worldwide. Here are 30 lesser-known facts about Top Gun shared by Thewrap.com.