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His reputation for being a jerk on set was known everywhere and The Island of Dr. Moreau stories really spread. The Saint is just a mediocre studio film, a franchise that didn’t take off, and Kilmer had been around for a long time at that point. He never opened a blockbuster on his name alone. He had great performances under his belt, and star quality, but never had the fan base of a Tom Cruise. Artistically, he has achieved a lot, and still can. At the end of the 90s, there were just a lot of studios, directors, and actors who did not want to work with him anymore. He’s very good in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a film which helped re-launch Robert Downey Jr., another actor who had done great work but really couldn’t claim that he had opened any films until the Marvel franchises started.