Back in the 90s, Val Kilmer landed an audition to play a cyberpunk psycho villain in a movie. He really wanted to look the part for it, so he called to book in an appointment with a well-regarded LA hairstylist. The pair talked through the part and the stylist had a few ideas, telling Val he could easily make him look like a cyberpunk psycho (“As if you’d cut your hair yourself, with a knife.”)
The appointment was booked for Thursday at 8am, two hours before the audition.
Maybe he was nervous about cutting things a little fine but, on Wednesday afternoon, the salon’s phone rang again. It was Val, begging for help. He had tried to get the ball rolling ahead of their appointment to help the stylist out, but had made a horrible mistake – by cutting his hair himself. With a knife.
Needless to say, he didn’t get the part.