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NFT: R. Lee Ermey has passed away.

Bold Ruler : Mod : 4/15/2018 7:38 pm
God speed, Gunny.
darn.  
madgiantscow009 : 4/15/2018 7:46 pm : link
RIP. First 13 weeks of heaven is the bootcamp.
Was going to post.  
LauderdaleMatty : 4/15/2018 7:52 pm : link
Funny how he got into acting. Was hired as a consultant for the Boy’s in Company C. The. Talked them into letting him audition and he killed it. My dad an retired Marine loved him of course.

RIP To a great man and actor
#1 quoted guy among us in high school  
Route 9 : 4/15/2018 8:14 pm : link
Thanks TO full metal Jacket
I read that almost all of his dialogue in...  
Crispino : 4/15/2018 8:18 pm : link
Full Metal Jacket was improvised. In his audition, he just improvised a drill seargent rant and was hired on the spot. Then Kubrick told him to do the same thing when shooting the movie.
I am Gunnery Sgt. Hartman  
Joey in VA : 4/15/2018 8:20 pm : link
Your Sr Drill Instructor. The first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be sir. DO YOU MAGGOTS UNDERSTAND THAT?
RE: I read that almost all of his dialogue in...  
Route 9 : 4/15/2018 8:24 pm : link
In comment 13915200 Crispino said:
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Full Metal Jacket was improvised. In his audition, he just improvised a drill seargent rant and was hired on the spot. Then Kubrick told him to do the same thing when shooting the movie.


He did. Apparently some coworker of mine who I worked with in Galloway about 10 years ago told me that it was improvised and he stepped in because the original actor wasn't doing it right. Ermey was there to advise and then he just let it rip.

My coworker from 2007 claimed he knew Ermey personally. Great source huh?
My friend's Dad said  
St. Jimmy : 4/15/2018 8:44 pm : link
that the boot camp scenes from Full Metal Jacket were the most accurate thing he had seen in a movie from his time he was drafted to go to Vietnam. I used to love watching Mail Call.
RE: I read that almost all of his dialogue in...  
jnoble : 4/15/2018 8:56 pm : link
In comment 13915200 Crispino said:
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Full Metal Jacket was improvised. In his audition, he just improvised a drill seargent rant and was hired on the spot. Then Kubrick told him to do the same thing when shooting the movie.

I read that he was so intimidating in his role that he once jokingly yelled at Kubrick on the set to sit down and Kub immediately did as he was told lol
Weird that he was only in his mid 40s when he filmed that  
jnoble : 4/15/2018 8:57 pm : link
He always looked like a hard 56 to me even back then
I thought Gunny was terrific in The Boys in Company C  
MadPlaid : 4/15/2018 9:35 pm : link
His character was hard, but human. You could tell the character was being tough not just because he wanted to make them into kickass Marines, but also to help them survive combat. You could tell he cared. Subtle in comparison to the drill Sargent from Full Metal Jacket who didn’t care, he wanted killers and that’s that.

RIP
That role in FMJ is one of the greatest movie roles in history  
SomeFan : 4/15/2018 9:53 pm : link
it is up there with Marlon Brando’s Godfather or DeNiro’s Taxi Driver
Wonder how long he would have lasted on BBI?  
short lease : 4/15/2018 10:25 pm : link
Speaking like that : )

RIP
you would probably  
Pork Chop : 4/15/2018 10:26 pm : link
fuck a man up the ass and not have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach around!
I don't know but I been told  
lugnut : 4/15/2018 10:51 pm : link
Eskimo pussy is mighty cold.
Visited by the grimm reaper.....  
thrunthrublue : 4/15/2018 11:02 pm : link
....without the courtesy of a reach around. Read in peace seargent!
Not everybody is good enough to have  
SHO'NUFF : 4/16/2018 12:41 am : link
their own soundboard app. One of my all-time favs.
Is that you John Wayne? Is this me?  
Route 9 : 4/16/2018 1:10 am : link
...
Had the pleasure of meeting him in Homer, Alaska 2004  
BigBlue in Keys : 4/16/2018 1:19 am : link
after a days fishing. Shared dinner, drinks and fish stories with him and his friends. A night I'll never forget. RIP Mr. Ermey

RIP Gunny  
OC2.0 : 4/16/2018 2:09 am : link
Semper Fi. His Full Metal Jacket performance was outstanding.
RIP  
section125 : 4/16/2018 8:19 am : link
Gunney. Loved Mail Call.

Interestingly, he retired as a Staff Sergeant(E-6) and because of his roles was given the honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) by the Marines.

Regardless, in one Mail Call show he had a M82 Barrett Rifle (.50 caliber) and a target at 1 mile. He missed low on the 1st shot and hit it on the 2nd shot. I thought that was impressive.
was super bummed reading this last night  
JonC : 4/16/2018 8:23 am : link
My father told me years ago after seeing FMJ that it rocketed him back to 1967 and being drafted into the Vietnam conflict.
I always loved the line  
SomeFan : 4/16/2018 8:24 am : link
“You’re so ugly, you could be a modern art masterpiece.”
RE: I always loved the line  
Britt in VA : 4/16/2018 8:42 am : link
In comment 13915487 SomeFan said:
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“You’re so ugly, you could be a modern art masterpiece.”


haha

R.I.P. to a great American!
RIP, a classic actor indeed  
mfsd : 4/16/2018 8:50 am : link
While never to be compared in quality to his role in Full Metal Jacket...he was also quite memorable as Reverend Jimmy Lee Farnsworth in Fletch Lives

T’Boo Ted Marshall...are ya out there tonight? You’ve gotta reveal that problem to us!
You climb obstacles like old people fuck, you know that Pyle?  
Greg from LI : 4/16/2018 9:37 am : link
Private Pyle, whatever you do, don't fall from the top of the obstacle. That would break my fucking heart!
Were you born a fat slimy scumbag puke piece of shit Private Pyle  
ghost718 : 4/16/2018 10:11 am : link
or did you have to work on it?"

"The fuckin' war will be over by the time we get up there"

RIP
RE: I am Gunnery Sgt. Hartman  
Pete in MD : 4/16/2018 10:24 am : link
In comment 13915202 Joey in VA said:
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Your Sr Drill Instructor. The first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be sir. DO YOU MAGGOTS UNDERSTAND THAT?

Isn't this incorrect in reality? Aren't you not supposed to address a sergeant as "sir?"
Pete- in the Marines you address him as "sir",  
CRinCA : 4/16/2018 12:37 pm : link
or "m'am", as the case may be.

In the Army you always address him or her as sergeant. Otherwise you would invariably get the "DON'T CALL ME SIR I WORK FOR A LIVING" line.

Not sure why the services differ on this.
More specifically  
Greg from LI : 4/16/2018 12:48 pm : link
Marine recruits in training call ever Marine "sir", regardless of rank. A slick-sleeved private is still "sir" to a recruit.
You had better  
bigbluehoya : 4/16/2018 8:29 pm : link
Square your ass away and start shitting me tiffany cuff links, or I will definitely fuck you up!
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