This paragraph from the AP is basically perfect:
NEW ORLEANS – “Batman Forever” star Val Kilmer will reign as celebrity king when the Krewe of Bacchus parade rolls through New Orleans on Feb. 22, two days before Mardi Gras.
Every morning the “Batman Forever” star wakes up, looks in the mirror, and thanks God. Never in a million years would he have thought that all this would happen to him. Some people only dream about it. He doesn’t know what he did right in a past life to deserve all this. Never take it for granted. “You lucky son of a bitch,” he says.