Hollywood actor Val Kilmer is desperate to ditch his tough guy persona and star in more comedies.

The 45-year-old is famed for playing tormented characters in films like The Doors, Wonderland and HEAT, but he would leap at the chance to play a "healthy guy" for once.

Kilmer says, "I'd love to play a guy in a tie who loves his family.

"I don't remember turning down a healthy guy to play a troubled guy.

"I'd like to do more comedies, I hope I have done my penance with a few action movies to be able to do more comedies."

06/06/2005 17:40