Kilmer saw Morrison as having picked the wrong heroes, who had different issues, that were not part of the creativity or inspiration.
Stone was not impressed with the tape, but Paul Rothchild (the original producer of The Doors) said "I was shaken by it" and suggested they record Kilmer in the studio.
Thursday night that showed up for a screening of "Citizen Twain." The actor was drooling as he explained his tongue had recently swollen up and he was still recovering.
Kilmer was in good spirits though, and even joked with the crowd about having to dab saliva from his mouth.
After Kilmer was cast as Morrison, he prepared for the role by attending Doors tribute concerts and reading Morrison's poetry.
He spent close to a year before production dressing in Morrison-like clothes, and spent time at Morrison's old hangouts along the Sunset Strip.