Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Actor, US Marine R. Lee Ermey has died, manager says

Actor, US Marine R. Lee Ermey has died, manager says

In 1972, R. Lee was medically discharged from marine duties due to injuries incurred during his service. The post included a statement from Rogin.

However Ermey did not get his large break till eight years later, in Kubrick's personal tackle Vietnam.

His first film role occurred when he was studying in the Philippines, and he played a First Air Cavalry chopper pilot in Apocalypse Now, also serving as a technical adviser to Francis Ford Coppola. He said, "do it and do it right, that's all I care about".

"In the course of hiring the marine recruits, we interviewed hundreds of guys".

In his function as a drill teacher breaking in new Marines at boot camp on Parris Island, S.C., Ermey roared his method into movie historical past by berating his unlucky prices. "Lee came up with, I don't know, 150 pages of insults", Kubrick said.

Ermey went on to supporting turns in films including "Mississippi Burning", "Fletch Lives", "Toy Soldiers", "On Deadly Ground", "Se7en", "Dead Man Walking", "Man of the House", 2003's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake and "The Watch".

On TV, Ermey had smaller roles, but stayed busy as Dr. Gregory House's father on "House" and a reverand on "The X-Files". He voiced Sergeant Goonther in "The Angry Beavers", Sarge in the "Toy Story" series, General Sims in "Kim Possible", Prison Warden in "SpongeBob SquarePants", and Lt. Ryan in "Rocket Power".

But he was most famous for the epic rants delivered in Full Metal Jacket, including an opening monologue that is one of the most foul-mouthed tirades committed to film. He most recently hosted Outdoor Channel's GunnyTime With R. Lee Emery.

Born Ronald Lee Ermey in 1944, Ermey served 11 years in the Marine Corps and spent 14 months in Vietnam and then in Okinawa, Japan, where he became staff sergeant.

An outspoken conservative, Ermey spoke to Fox Information in 2016 about being "blackballed" from Hollywood over his political opinions. "I've accomplished over 70 characteristic movies", he stated. "They can destroy you".

"I had a family and had to make a living".

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