History Creator / RLeeErmey

6th Nov '16 2:33:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Ermey was an established U.S. Marine drill instructor at age 21.
17th Oct '16 6:02:02 PM Mdumas43073
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Gunnery Sergeant '''Ronald Lee Ermey''' (born March 24, 1944) is a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.

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Gunnery Sergeant '''Ronald Ronald Lee Ermey''' Ermey (born March 24, 1944) is a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.
28th Sep '16 7:46:30 AM Dravencour
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* GunNut: This man loves guns so much, he has two shows, ''Mail Call'' and ''Lock and Load'', dedicated to answering questions about guns and blasting off with them.
5th May '16 2:51:48 PM Eagal
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* TypeCasting: Perhaps the UrExample. Seriously, if he's not playing a drill instructor, he's playing someone who ''acts'' like a drill instructor.
** A minor Against Type role was that of a phony televangelist in Fletch Lives.
** Another Against Type role was the mellow, soft-spoken police captain in ''Film/{{Se7en}}''.
5th May '16 2:51:33 PM Eagal
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** To the point of TypeCasting.
** Ironically, despite the TypeCasting as a DrillSergeantNasty, he's actually a NiceGuy in RealLife, and can be very approachable, and conversational. However, this is usually the case with most Drill Sergeants, as explained in the trope page.



* ThrowItIn: A good bit of the lines from Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, in ''Full Metal Jacket'', were adlibbed by Ermey, who was one of the few actors that Kubrick allowed to go off-script when shooting scenes.
-->I'LL BET YOU'RE THE KIND OF GUY WHO WOULD FUCK A PERSON IN THE ASS ''AND NOT EVEN HAVE THE GOD-DAMNED COMMON COURTESY TO GIVE HIM A REACH-AROUND!!''
** Note: He had to explain what a "reach around" was to Kubrick, who stopped filming the scene early to ask what it was, after Ermey ad-libbed the line. After it was explained, Kubrick laughed and said that he was going to keep it in the movie.
5th May '16 2:50:29 PM Eagal
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He can be downright mellow and soft-spoken when he's not in DrillSergeantNasty mode. Stanley Kubrick initially thought Ermey was too nice to play Hartman in ''Full Metal Jacket'', prior to his aforementioned audition. For that matter, in the bloopers that showed after ''Mail Call'', he often came across as a [[BumblingDad bumbling old dad type]] when he flubbed his lines, albeit a bumbling old dad with a ''very'' salty mouth.
** Incidentally, this is fairly typical of mainy DrillSergeantNasty types in RealLife. The military typically tries to find well-balanced soldiers who can ''pretend'' to be deranged sadists in order to properly motivate and train recruits without actually harming them. It can be disconcerting to meet an instructor after training and find that they're actually a jolly, cheerful person when not wearing the campaign hat.
5th May '16 2:49:33 PM Eagal
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* BigOlEyebrows: Just look at 'em!
* CastTheExpert: How he got his most famous role.
* {{Defictionalization}}: Being cast as a Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) in his iconic role despite having retired as a Staff Sergeant (E-6) always caused a bit of awkwardness when people would inevitably refer to him as the former. 15 years later the Marine Corps graciously offered to remedy the situation with an unprecedented post-retirement promotion to Gunnery Sergeant due to his continued service promoting the Corps and its values.

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* BigOlEyebrows: Just look at 'em!
* CastTheExpert: How he got his most famous role.
* {{Defictionalization}}: Being cast as a Gunnery Sergeant (E-7)
He has very large eyebrows, which aid in his iconic role despite having retired as a Staff Sergeant (E-6) always caused a bit of awkwardness when people would inevitably refer to him as the former. 15 years later the Marine Corps graciously offered to remedy the situation with an unprecedented post-retirement promotion to Gunnery Sergeant due to his continued service promoting the Corps and its values.intimidation factor.



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25th Jan '16 6:47:17 PM CJO123
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** Incidentally, this is fairly typical of mainy DrillSergeantNasty types in RealLife. The military typically tries to find well-balanced soldiers who can ''pretend'' to be deranged sadists in order to properly motivate and train recruits without actually harming them. It can be disconcerting to meet an instructor after training and find that they're actually a bubbly and cheerful person when not wearing the campaign hat.

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** Incidentally, this is fairly typical of mainy DrillSergeantNasty types in RealLife. The military typically tries to find well-balanced soldiers who can ''pretend'' to be deranged sadists in order to properly motivate and train recruits without actually harming them. It can be disconcerting to meet an instructor after training and find that they're actually a bubbly and jolly, cheerful person when not wearing the campaign hat.
20th Jan '16 2:17:34 AM CassandraLeo
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** Another Against Type role was the mellow, soft-spoken police captain in ''Film/{{Se7en}}''.
6th Jul '15 9:04:57 PM MadCat221
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** Incidentally, this is fairly typical of mainy DrillSergeantNasty types in RealLife. The military typically tries to find well-balanced soldiers who can ''pretend'' to be deranged sadists in order to properly motivate and train recruits without actually harming them. It can be disconcerting to meet an instructor after training and find that they're actually a bubbly and cheerful person when not wearing the hat.

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** Incidentally, this is fairly typical of mainy DrillSergeantNasty types in RealLife. The military typically tries to find well-balanced soldiers who can ''pretend'' to be deranged sadists in order to properly motivate and train recruits without actually harming them. It can be disconcerting to meet an instructor after training and find that they're actually a bubbly and cheerful person when not wearing the campaign hat.
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