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    Default Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey



    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxwellSmart View Post
    FULL METAL JACKET, it looked as if he was in his natural element in that movie, probably didn't have to do to many cuts being he was a Marine Drill Instructor.
    Story goes he was never cast for that role. Kubrick heard him wrangling the set builders one day, and Kubrick went "Yeah that guy"

    Oh and I don't think I have ever seen some one enjoy blowing water melons up with high powered ordinance as much as he did lol
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    Default Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSK5p0yDYVY such a legend, will miss him.

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    Default Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey

    RIP Mr. Ermey
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    Default Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey

    In his later years he was a High Power rifle competitor at Camp Perry in Ohio. He was just one of the guys out there.


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    Default Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey

    Quote Originally Posted by bpm990d View Post
    In his later years he was a High Power rifle competitor at Camp Perry in Ohio. He was just one of the guys out there.


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    Yeah I don't think a lot of people realized most of the 'shots' he took on the Lock and Load show were really one take affairs. Not endlessly emptying magazines at water melons before actually hitting one.
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    Default Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey

    I had the pleasure of meeting him as a consultant, very funny man. love him on Lock and Load.
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    Default Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey

    He will be missed. RIP Gunny.
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    Default Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey

    RIP Gunny.

    I was also a big fan of his.

    I read a story that he was originally the "technical expert" for the DI scenes on FMJ. The actor couldn't do it as well as R. Lee so they hired him on the spot to fill that role. The rest, as they say, is history.
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    At ease Devil Dog, at ease...
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    "you're so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece!"

    best... insult... ever...

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