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RIP R Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

Postby duke63 » 16 Apr 2018, 08:34

One of the great acting performances IMHO.

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Re: RIP R Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

Postby Kwacky » 16 Apr 2018, 08:35

He was something else in that film./

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Re: RIP R Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

Postby C00kiemonster » 16 Apr 2018, 13:21

I enjoyed that :)
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Re: RIP R Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

Postby Jack » 16 Apr 2018, 13:54

Did he improvise that entire scene ? I vaguely remember being told that he did .
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Re: RIP R Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

Postby Kwacky » 16 Apr 2018, 14:01

Not quite. As a former marine drill instructor he was brought in to act as an advisor. During some of the test script runs he was showing them what he would say and how he would say it. Kubrick loved his style so much he made him an actor as well. I think some of the film has snippets of the test runs added to it.
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Re: RIP R Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

Postby D41 » 16 Apr 2018, 15:17

Yep....the stuff he did can't be 'acted' per se...has to come from the gut.

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Re: RIP R Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

Postby Deegee » 16 Apr 2018, 19:17

Kwacky wrote:Not quite. As a former marine drill instructor he was brought in to act as an advisor. During some of the test script runs he was showing them what he would say and how he would say it. Kubrick loved his style so much he made him an actor as well. I think some of the film has snippets of the test runs added to it.


Exactly as I heard it, if it’s urban legend as least it’s consistent.
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Re: RIP R Lee Ermey - Full Metal Jacket

Postby D41 » 16 Apr 2018, 19:57

FMJ wasn't his first acting job....he was in Apocaplyse Now very briefly, Boys In Company C, etc. (Company C is worth a watch, I suppose)

Dale Dye is another Vietnam vet. who's had a good career as an advisor-come-actor.
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