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‘Full Metal Jacket’ Sergeant R. Lee Ermey dies at 74
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:18:04 PM »
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Re: ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Sergeant R. Lee Ermey dies at 74
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 05:27:10 PM »
Ermey was pretty amazing.  He wrote and improvised most of his own dialogue for that movie.

He's also pretty great in his Simpsons episode.  And he voiced Wildcat (a great character) in a couple episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.


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Re: ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Sergeant R. Lee Ermey dies at 74
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 05:41:58 PM »
From TMZ:
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R. Lee Ermey, the former Marine who played the sadistic Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket," is dead.

Ermey's manager says the drill instructor turned actor died Sunday morning from complications from pneumonia.

Ermey appeared in more than 70 films.  He once said, "I've done over 200 episodes of [GunnyTime], and then [Hollywood] found out I'm a conservative."  He says he was blackballed from Hollywood over his political views.  He says he was actually an independent and voted for Barack Obama in 2008 but soured on him.  He was also a board member of the National Rifle Association.

He said not too long ago, "Do you realize I have not done a movie in five to six years?  Why?  Because I was totally blackballed by the ... liberals in Hollywood.  They can destroy you.  They're hateful people."

The actor enlisted in the Marine Corp at 17 and served in Vietnam. 

He was a consultant for the classic, "Apocalypse Now," and also played a helicopter pilot.


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Re: ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Sergeant R. Lee Ermey dies at 74
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 07:53:28 PM »
I first saw Lee Ermey as a Televangelist in the movie "Fletch Lives". He will definitely be missed.


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Re: ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Sergeant R. Lee Ermey dies at 74
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 12:22:46 PM »
"I bet you're the kinda guy who would fuck someone in the ass and not even have the God damned common courtesy to give him a reach around"

I thought that was hilarious.


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Re: ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Sergeant R. Lee Ermey dies at 74
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 12:39:08 PM »
Wow. Looking at his IMDB, I think he was the voice of every military guy in every cartoon ever.