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    Administrator Tracy Rainwater's Avatar
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    Actor R. Lee Ermey Full Metal Jacket Passes

    I just read that "Gunny" from Full Metal Jacket has passed.



    R. Lee Ermey's portrayal of Gunnery Sargent Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket is one role that few will ever forget. Ermey was a Marine Corps drill instructor and served the Corps for 11 years including 14 months in Vietnam.

    After his discharge, he took a job as a technical adviser in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now which he also played a small role as a helicopter pilot. Years later when Kubrick started production of his film, the director also sought out Ermey as an advisor and ultimately offered him the part of Sgt. Hartman.

    Ermey went on to play in numerous film and television roles including one of my favorites, "Sarge" from Toy Story.

    Ermey passed April 15th at the age of 74.

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