should have won an oscar – val kilmer as doc holliday

in the never ending slew of chunks that are ejected from the churning gut that is hollywood, there are a mere handful of gems that get considered for awards, and an even smaller subsect that are worthy of the whole shebang but are left empty handed. such was the case with val kilmer in 1993; he delivered his performance of a lifetime, playing the role of legendary wild west pistolier doc holliday, and was questionably passed over for the genre’s biggest prize. he delivered the role of sly gambler and clever gunman with aplomb, coupled with a humor and wit that sticks to the memory like good stew sticks to the ribs. his use of flashy one liners such as “i’m your huckleberry” made for a cool tempered ride in arguably one of the most enjoyable westerns filmed.

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