Actor Val Kilmer attends the Huffington Post Pre-Inaugural Ball at the Newseum on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actor Val Kilmer says he's "just looking for way to be contributive" and that's got him pondering a run for governor of New Mexico.
Democrat Bill Richardson's second term ends in 2010 and the 49-year-old Kilmer has called New Mexico home for more than 20 years. If he were to run, it could throw a monkey wrench into the well-oiled Democratic machine of Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, who's already running for the job.
Kilmer says he hasn't made up his mind whether or not to run. But he says he has been out and about listening to people. And he makes a bold prediction, saying -- quote -- "If I run, I'm going to be the next governor."
Kilmer's screen credits include playing Batman in "Batman Forever," the brash fighter pilot know as 'Iceman' in "Top Gun," and rock icon Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's film, "The Doors."