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FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Actor Val Kilmer is coming to Fulton as the spring graduation speaker at William Woods University.

Kilmer will also receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts from the mid-Missouri school during the May 5 commencement ceremony.

He’ll also speak three days earlier at Mark Twain’s boyhood home and museum in Hannibal. Kilmer portrays Twain in his new project, for which he also wrote the screenplay.

Kilmer is best known for his roles as the title character in “Batman Forever” and as singer Jim Morrison in “The Doors.” He is a friend of the husband of William Woods President Jahnae Barnett.

The university will show five of Kilmer’s best-known films over five weeks, beginning Friday.

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