R. Lee Ermey RIP

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  1. The Only Sarge

    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User

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    Lost a GREAT AMERICAN today.
     
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    Sad.
     
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    RIP Gunny
     
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    I was hoping it was a hoax. RIP Gunney
     
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    One of the great non-actor turned actors.Nobody could have done that role in FMJ better. And just because I'm ghey for movie trivia, Kubrick didn't think he was vicious enough for the part so Ermey had to ad-lib insults to win the role. Then because Kubrick was a freaking genius he pretty much handed the script over to Ermey for all the boot camp sequences. That's the part of a lifetime for any actor but experience and authenticity made it a classic. I'm not entirely sure FMJ would be remembers as fondly as it is without Ermey's contribution.
     
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    I only remember FMJ for him.

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    Well he's very well known for "Lock-n-load" but I remember him from FMJ and a bunch of video war games.
     
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    Wow did I get that wrong.... I thought he passed years ago.

    I love the phrase "what is your major malfunction"...
     
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    One of my favorites. He will be missed.
     
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    RIP gunny
     
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    A sad day and he will be missed!
     
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    I have a co-worker who went to 'drill instructor school' in the Marines.. that is, the school to teach how to be a drill instructor. He said one of their exercises was they were each assigned a tree. They were to come up fast with words to bitch at the tree.

    "You call that a branch?"
    "Why is there a hole in your bark, did I not tell you no holes in the bark!"

    Now whenever I see that clip in Full Metal Jacket, I think of that tree....
     
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    great man, great movie
     
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    I cant imagine him at the pearly gates yelling at St. Peter?
     
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    If liking movie triva make you ghey then I am your huckleberry.
     
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    Damn! That dude is my idol. :(

    I loved "Mail Call" too...

    I'll miss him...
     
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    @The Only Sarge - What is really impressive is he did that scene in one take and he improvised the whole scene. The writers did not know what to do with that scene, They pretty much handed it over to him and he took off with it.

    Talent. Pure, raw, ****ing awesome talent.
     
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    Kubrick couldn't direct actors so they were typically laundered and put out to dry to get the performance he wanted. The fact Ermey put this down in one take is astounding. I doubt any other performance was ever filmed by Stan the man in one take. While filming The Shining, he allegedly put Shelly Duvall through 175 takes of one scene just to get the right shade of red in her coloring and the veins to pop out on her forehead the right way.
     
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