He is perhaps best known for playing comic book superhero Batman on screen - while off-screen he has dated the likes of Cindy Crawford.
But where a six pack once rippled on Val Kilmer's chest, now stands what looks more like a rather large beer belly.
As he strode out of the sea after taking a dip near his home in California, there appeared to be a lot more to Kilmer than once met the eye.
Eleven year ago things were very different.
Kilmer, then 35, strode impressively onto our cinema screens in a PVC bodysuit to battle the likes of Jim Carrey's The Riddler in 1995's Batman Forever.
But by the look of Val on the beach this week, he might well struggle to get into those same rubbers nowadays.
'There's really nothing like a Hollywood star on the beach - and Val looked really nothing like a Hollywood star in the beach,' an onlooker joked.
'He had this heaving great belly hanging over his shorts and flabby arms. It just shows you how quickly a man can lose definition in his body when he gets into his 40s and lets himself go a bit.'
Along with the likes of Tom Cruise and George Clooney, Kilmer was once among the hottest properties in Hollywood.
In 1986 he played a toned fighter pilot, named Ice in Top Gun opposite Tom Cruise.
In 1991, Kilmer slimmed down even further to star as Jim Morrison in The Doors.
Then in 1995, he was ordered to beef up again to replace Michael Keaton in the Batman suit. At the time, Batman Forever was the most successful movie to date in America, where it took £250million in its opening weekend.
Kilmer is divorced from British actress Joanne Whalley, whom he met on the set of movie, Willow. They married in 1988 but split eight years later after she found him stripped to the waist with a female crew member.
They have two children, Mercedes, 16, and Jack, 13.
Despite his growing paunch, Kilmer appears to be working harder than ever - and currently has no fewer than nine projects on the go.
Last year, Kilmer starred as a gay private detective in the critically acclaimed Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang alongside Robert Downey Junior.