Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by sloaches, Apr 15, 2018 at 7:18 PM.
R. Lee Ermey, Golden Globe Nominee for 'Full Metal Jacket,' Dies at 74
Seemed like a great guy. Many memorable film appearances. His Mail Call show on History Channel was fun and I learned a lot.
Wow...I could say something quite odd about this but it would be too freaky.
I enjoyed his work!
This was my introduction to his talent. As someone who went through Basic Training it still gives me flashbacks. Obviously NSFW for language.
You know, I thought he was older than 74 to be honest. But still, rest in peace.
Great natural actor.
"Here you are all equally worthless. And my orders are to weed out all non-hackers who do not pack the gear to serve in my beloved Corps!"
An all time unforgettable performance in "Full Metal Jacket". And I liked the way he sort of re-did it briefly in "The Frighteners".
RIP. Great actor, great character.
I really enjoyed his Mail Call show. Very informative and entertaining without being preachy.
"A good soldier never leaves a man behind!"
RIP. Any word from Tom Hanks and the rest of the Toy Story cast?
RIP Lee Emery, first saw him in FMJ.
Still can't believe he wasn't nominated for a best supporting Oscar for Full Metal Jacket. Just shows you what garbage they are.
And one of the only actors that Kubrick allowed to improvise.
Rest In Peace, R Lee Ermey, there will never be another like you.
Sad news. He was a great actor that had a wide range. He was very funny in Fletch Lives. RIP.
Died of complications from pneumonia according to Wiki.
Very sad to hear this and 74 is too young. Great actor. I especially loved his commercial for Geico.
Semper Fi, Gunny.
Also, he was a very good teacher. I love how he taught geography. Texas, Alaska and other places.
Rest In Peace.
Your legacy will live on forever in Full Metal Jacket.
I always loved how Ministry would use him.
Dead?!? You can’t be dead! What was your major malfunction, R Lee?!? I expect 20 push-ups at the pearly gates, maggot!!
What a great actor.
One of my favorite moments in FMJ is at :41 when he throws the trash can. IIRC most of the scene was improvised.
His last name is perfect for a guy who played someone in the Army so much.
"Grabastic pieces of amphibian sh!t"
Only 1 of many timeless quotes from a single performance.
He will be missed. He was fantastic in Se7en. RIP.
one of my favs who was actually a Military man...R>I>P
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