Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Chaoswolf

RIP R Lee Ermey

Recommended Posts

R Lee Ermey, the foul mouthed drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket, died yesterday of complications from pneumonia. His role in in FMJ was one of the very rare instances where director Stanley Kubrick allowed an actor to improvise dialogue.

  • Sad 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

His role in in FMJ was one of the very rare instances where director Stanley Kubrick allowed an actor to improvise dialogue.

 

 I'm pretty sure not even Kubrick could have stopped him...

 

  • Like 4
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my favorites. He'll be missed. RIP

 

Prob my fav role of his (well besides FMJ of course)

 

DVD_VIDEO-201.jpg

 

(Coach in Saving Silverman)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shared this scene from The Frighteners yesterday in Randomness, but I'll share it again here.

 

 

Edited by Unruly
  • Like 3
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 I'm pretty sure not even Kubrick could have stopped him...

 

The best Directors have long ago recognized that sometimes the best direction is to let the actor go with their gut feelings.

GEM

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember him for his series Mail Call. He was a lovable old loony in the series; a far cry from the sadistic drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket.

You have earned your rest Old Warrior.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

'complications from pneumonia' usually means Sepsis.. and I wish they would say 'Sepsis as a result of pneumonia'.  Its what killed Patty duke and its what nearly killed me 2 years ago.. 'Complications from Pneumonia' isn't really helpful for Sepsis awareness.

 

*steps off soapbox*

 

I keep watching FMJ videos.. I can't believe he didn't win more awards for that

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Regularly re-watch FMJ, but usually stop after the first half. Everything after Mr Ermey seems so tame.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×