Audio Exclusive: Sam Elliott and Val Kilmer Talk "Tombstone"

Contributing editor Amy Herdy recently chatted with both men for the 20th anniversary of the iconic 1993 film. Listen to what they had to say!

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If you'd be hard pressed to choose between Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday or Sam Elliott's Virgil Earp in the movie Tombstone then do we have a treat for you: American Cowboy contributing editor Amy Herdy recently interviewed both men for the 20th anniversary of the iconic 1993 film. Audio clips from both interviews are below.

Herdy's full story, "Tombstone Rides On," is in this month's issue of American Cowboy, which is entitled, Legends: Outlaws & Lawmen. It's available right now on for $13.99, which includes shipping.

True to its name, the entire issue is about Good Guys and Bad Guys, including Virgil Earp, Tom Horn, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, The Lone Ranger, Johnny Ringo, and more.

In "Tombstone Rides On" you'll learn the answer to burning questions such as:

Which actor had a confrontation with the director when they first met?

Which actor kept laughing whenever he read the script for one of the movie’s most dramatic scenes?

Who lit the fire on the set?

Meanwhile, for your listening pleasure, here's Val Kilmer waxing poetic on why Americans love a good Western, and also Sam Elliott, with that famously deep voice, on what it means to be a Cowboy. Enjoy!

Sam Elliott

Val Kilmer

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