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    R. Lee Ermey passed on.




    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...was-74-1102863
    The news was announced via his official twitter account by his longtime manager.
    R. Lee Ermey, a Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, has died.
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    The news was announced via his official twitter account by his longtime manager, Bill Rogin.The news was announced via his official twitter account by his longtime manager.
    R. Lee Ermey, a Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, has died.

    The news was announced via his official twitter account by his longtime manager, Bill Rogin.

    Last edited by RJB; 04-15-2018 at 05:19 PM. Reason: I screwed up the tweet...



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    I joined the Marines shortly after Full Metal Jacket came out. R. Lee Ermey was great. However the next few years of my enlistment sucked from hearing every other jarhead doing a poor imitation of him.


    Good night, R. Lee Ermey, where ever you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    I joined the Marines shortly after Full Metal Jacket came out. R. Lee Ermey was great. However the next few years of my enlistment sucked from hearing every other jarhead doing a poor imitation of him.


    Good night, R. Lee Ermey, where ever you are.
    I didn't know you were an ex-marine, like Gunny, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I didn't know you were an ex-marine, like Gunny, right?
    I hear, there's no such thing as an ex-marine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I hear, there's no such thing as an ex-marine.
    That's usually the rule. Me personally, I wanted out the whole time I was in. Once my enlistment was up, I never looked back. Call me an ex, former, prior, whatever. Just as long as I am never an active duty one again lol.

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    R.I.P., cranky ol' man. :'(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
    Hear/buy my music here "government is the enemy of liberty"-RPEphesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.



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    I can't help but think of him in The Frighteners now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I didn't know you were an ex-marine, like Gunny, right?
    My Uncle retired from the Corp . I told my kids they let him out on parole .
    Do something Danke

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    BTW way. No one gets left alone on a job more than the quiet fellow who everyone finds out is an "ex- marine."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    BTW way. No one gets left alone on a job more than the quiet fellow who everyone finds out is an "ex- marine."

    I know now, and I will be pestering you about it, like Gunny.
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    74 years old, caught that flu bug that caused pneumonia.

    Damn shame.

    Semper Fi Gunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    74 years old, caught that flu bug that caused pneumonia.

    Damn shame.

    Semper Fi Gunny.
    Same way Carlos Hathcock went. Survive absolute hell, only to die of complications caused by the common flu.

    Ermey was a very interesting guy - its a shame he had to leave so soon.

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    "Article 58-1a, twenty five years... What did you get it for?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    I joined the Marines shortly after Full Metal Jacket came out. R. Lee Ermey was great. However the next few years of my enlistment sucked from hearing every other jarhead doing a poor imitation of him.


    Good night, R. Lee Ermey, where ever you are.
    All ad libbed...no script...Kubrick just let him go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    All ad libbed...no script...Kubrick just let him go.


    Wow , really, that wasn't scripted?

    'It is a common misconception that much, if not all, of R. Lee Ermey's dialogue during the Parris Island sequence was improvised. In several interviews Ermey himself has stated that he worked closely with Kubrick to help mold the script so that it was more believable, all while retaining certain dialogue crucial to Kubrick's vision. While filming the opening scene, where he disciplines Pvt. Cowboy, he says Cowboy is the type of guy who would have sex with another guy "and not even have the goddamned common courtesy to give him a reach-around". Stanley Kubrick immediately yelled cut and went over to Ermey and asked, "What the hell is a reach-around?" Ermey politely explained what it meant. Kubrick laughed and re-shot the scene, telling Ermey to keep the lineAfter a little. search:
    Last edited by Danke; 04-15-2018 at 08:40 PM.
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    ‘Semper Fi’ R. Lee Ermey.

    RIP
    My website: https://www.theherbsofthefield.com/

    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ~ Charles Dickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    All ad libbed...no script...Kubrick just let him go.

    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Anti Federalist again
    Classic scene
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
    Hear/buy my music here "government is the enemy of liberty"-RPEphesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

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    Ermey was not hired for that role at first, but he wanted it. He was supposed to a kind of technical adviser or consultant. I think he used his position vaguely for technical consulting purposes when he had enough actors together and a camera guy, then of course did scenes as The Gunny. I think this is where he freely adlibbed while using his position to create a demo reel which sort of made it's way to Kubrick.

    I think after Kubrick gave him the role officially they tried to refine some of the dialogue or kept the best bits of his adlibs.
    Last edited by VIDEODROME; 04-15-2018 at 09:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Wow , really, that wasn't scripted?

    'It is a common misconception that much, if not all, of R. Lee Ermey's dialogue during the Parris Island sequence was improvised. In several interviews Ermey himself has stated that he worked closely with Kubrick to help mold the script so that it was more believable, all while retaining certain dialogue crucial to Kubrick's vision. While filming the opening scene, where he disciplines Pvt. Cowboy, he says Cowboy is the type of guy who would have sex with another guy "and not even have the goddamned common courtesy to give him a reach-around". Stanley Kubrick immediately yelled cut and went over to Ermey and asked, "What the hell is a reach-around?" Ermey politely explained what it meant. Kubrick laughed and re-shot the scene, telling Ermey to keep the lineAfter a little. search:
    Meh, that's what I had heard.

    Just an urban legend I guess.

    Still a great scene.

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    He was also "Eagle Thrust 7" in Apocalypse Now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
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