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July 23, 2014

When Val Met Bill

What does an actor who’s conquered Tinseltown do for sport? Introduce special someones to the leader of the free world.

Just take a gander at the huge smiles spread across the mugs of thespian Val Kilmer, President Bill Clinton and the sparkly blonde caught in everyone’s cross hairs at this White House event:

When Val Met Bill

(Courtesy Val Kilmer)

Kilmer, who liberally hopscotched across the Hollywood landscape — “True Romance” (dramedy), “Tombstone” (western), “Heat” (thriller), “Batman Forever” (action), “The Ghost and the Darkness” (period piece), “The Saint” (TV reboot) — during the Clinton era, has flirted with the political sphere before. He once toyed with the idea of running for governor of New Mexico and was spotted hovering around the office of New Mexico Democratic Sen. Tom Udall during a 2009 trip to Capitol Hill.

Was he lobbying for an endorsement?

Maybe.

Although Kilmer referred to Udall as a “friend” in an undated Tumblr post.

Those of you who aren’t as tight with the “Iceman” as some elected officials can still hang with Kilmer — for a price.

He’s touring the country with his one-man show, “Citizen Twain,” this summer:

Tickets should be on sale shortly.

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