"Full Metal Jacket" actor R. Lee Ermey has died

In addition to acting, Ermey was active in charity work and supporting the military. He served two tours of duty in Japan and 14 months in Vietnam. A technical adviser on Full Metal Jacket, Ermey would wind up in the final film because he simply embodied the spirit Kubrick wanted his savage drill instructor to represent.

It wasn't until 1987 when he secured himself a much bigger role in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.

"I'd say fifty percent of Lee's dialogue, specifically the insult stuff, came from Lee".

'In the course of hiring the marine recruits, we interviewed hundreds of guys. Ermey first served in the aviation support field before becoming a drill instructor in India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, which he was assigned to from 1965 to 1967 in San Diego. "They're driving us into bankruptcy so that they can impose socialism on us, and that's exactly what they're doing, and I'm sick and damn exhausted of it and I know you are too".

Ermey, born Ronald Lee Ermey, was best known for his role of Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in the movie Full Metal Jacket. His TV credits include Scrubs, The X-Files, Tales from the Crypt, and House.

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R. Lee Ermey, a native of Emporia, Kan., remembered by many for his performance as a hard-charging and relentless gunnery sergeant in the movie Full Metal Jacket, has died, according to his longtime manager.

In 2015, the Outdoor Channel launched "Gunny Time", "a fully immersive host-driven television series focusing on weapons and weapons technology past, present and future" hosted by the actor.

A former board member for the National Rifle Association, Ermey also had a reported longtime role as a spokesperson for the Young Marines Youth Organization, as well as making numerous appearances on behalf of law enforcement and USA military troops.

Prior to his death, Ermey had not appeared in movies in five years and he said it was because of the liberals in Hollywood. "After medical retirement... I didn't know what to do, so I bought a run-down bar and whorehouse in Okinawa". "They can destroy you".

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