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Actor R. Lee Ermey has Died

Discussion in 'The OT' started by MysteryMan, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    R. Lee Ermey, best known for playing Gny. Sgt. Hartman in the movie "Full metal Jacket" has died from complications related to pneumonia. He was 74......R.I.P. Ron.
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    Oh wow how sad, I liked him.

    RIP :(

    “I am Gunnery SGT Hartman your senior drill instructor......”
     
  3. boukengreen

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    Damn the show me your warface part plays all the time during our local minor league hockey
     
  4. Mark Holtz

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    Not bad for someone who was originally supposed to be a technical adviser. Per IMDB: "R. Lee Ermey went to director Stanley Kubrick and asked for the role of Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann. In his opinion, the actors on the set were not up to snuff. When Kubrick declined, Ermey barked an order for Kubrick to stand up when he was spoken to, and the director instinctively obeyed. Ermey got the role."
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    And the guy that was supposed to be the drill instructor ended up being the gunner in the helicopter scene.
     
  6. MysteryMan

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    "Full Metal Jacket" wasn't the first time R. Lee Ermey portrayed a Drill Instructor. He made his screen debut portraying Marine Drill Instructor Sgt. Loyce in the film "The Boys in Company C" (1978), nine years before he became famous portraying Marine Drill Instructor Gny. Sgt. Hartman.
     
  7. machavez00

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    V. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
    R. Et lux perpetua luceat eis.

    Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.
     
  8. trh

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    He really had the DI down pat. Even my kids associate him with that role. But they knew him from the voice overs in the Toy Story movies.
     
  9. TheRatPatrol

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    I thought I had read somewhere that he ad-libbed a lot of his lines.
     
  10. boukengreen

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    He did according to the movie page on IMDB.
     
  11. trh

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    Whatever you do, do Not go to YouTube looking for "Seargent Toy Story Mashup". If you do, don't do it at work or around children.
     

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