R.I.P. R. Lee Ermey

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by sloaches, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Seemed like a great guy. Many memorable film appearances. His Mail Call show on History Channel was fun and I learned a lot.

  3. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

    Norfolk, UK
    Wow...I could say something quite odd about this but it would be too freaky.

    I enjoyed his work!
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  4. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This was my introduction to his talent. As someone who went through Basic Training it still gives me flashbacks. Obviously NSFW for language.
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  5. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    You know, I thought he was older than 74 to be honest. But still, rest in peace. :(
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  6. buzzzx

    buzzzx Forum Resident

    Great natural actor.
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  7. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    "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!"

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  8. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    An all time unforgettable performance in "Full Metal Jacket". And I liked the way he sort of re-did it briefly in "The Frighteners".
  9. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    RIP. Great actor, great character.

    I really enjoyed his Mail Call show. Very informative and entertaining without being preachy.
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  10. Vahan

    Vahan Forum Resident

    Glendale, CA, USA
    "A good soldier never leaves a man behind!"

    RIP. Any word from Tom Hanks and the rest of the Toy Story cast?
  11. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    RIP Lee Emery, first saw him in FMJ.
  12. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    Still can't believe he wasn't nominated for a best supporting Oscar for Full Metal Jacket. Just shows you what garbage they are.
  13. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    And one of the only actors that Kubrick allowed to improvise.
  14. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Rest In Peace, R Lee Ermey, there will never be another like you.
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  15. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Sad news. He was a great actor that had a wide range. He was very funny in Fletch Lives. RIP.

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  16. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Died of complications from pneumonia according to Wiki.
  17. Very sad to hear this and 74 is too young. Great actor. I especially loved his commercial for Geico.

    Semper Fi, Gunny.

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  18. daca

    daca Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    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.
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  19. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident

    I always loved how Ministry would use him.

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  20. Dead?!? You can’t be dead! What was your major malfunction, R Lee?!? I expect 20 push-ups at the pearly gates, maggot!!
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  21. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    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.

  22. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    His last name is perfect for a guy who played someone in the Army so much.
  23. mongo

    mongo Forum Resident

    R.I.P. Gunny.
    "Grabastic pieces of amphibian sh!t"
    Only 1 of many timeless quotes from a single performance.
  24. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

    Fort worth tx
    He will be missed. He was fantastic in Se7en. RIP.
  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    one of my favs who was actually a Military man...R>I>P
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