Val Kilmer's kissing prowess has been praised by Robert Downey Jr after their steamy scene together in KISS KISS BANG BANG - and now Kilmer has returned the compliment.

Former hellraiser Downey Jr quipped that he enjoyed smooching the brooding actor so much he had to ask for more takes, and Kilmer seems equally impressed.

He says, "I've only kissed two men. One was Colin Farrell in Alexander. And Colin's not as good."

Last week (ends20MAY05) actor-turned-singer Downey Jr enthused, "Val's lips are pretty famous and I could name three dozen women who could tell you what it's like kissing him, but I wanted to find out for myself."

22/05/2005 10:47