History Creator / RLeeErmey

16th Apr '18 4:00:42 PM Mdumas43073
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The role made him the poster child for the trope DrillSergeantNasty and landed him work in other films (most notably ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', where he ironically plays against type as a rather mellowed out police captain), as well as a slew of voice-over work due to his distinct gruff voice (such as Sarge, the leader of the Army Men in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''), and ultimately a hosting job for several [[Creator/TheHistoryChannel History Channel]] military-themed shows (''Mail Call'' and ''Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey''). He's also guest-starred as the abusive ex-Drill Sergeant Nasty father of the title character of ''Series/{{House}}''.

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The role made him the poster child for the trope DrillSergeantNasty and landed him work in other films (most notably ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', where he ironically plays against type as a rather mellowed out mellowed-out police captain), as well as a slew of voice-over work due to his distinct gruff voice (such as Sarge, the leader of the Army Men in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''), and ultimately a hosting job for several [[Creator/TheHistoryChannel History Channel]] military-themed shows (''Mail Call'' and ''Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey''). He's He also guest-starred as the abusive ex-Drill Sergeant Nasty father of the title character of ''Series/{{House}}''.
15th Apr '18 4:22:45 PM Mdumas43073
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Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 - April 15, 2018) was a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.

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Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 - April 15, 2018) was a former United States U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media who later found fame as an actor and media personality.
15th Apr '18 4:16:29 PM TotemicHero
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Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Lee Ermey (Born March 24, 1944) is a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.

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Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Lee Ermey (Born March (March 24, 1944) is 1944 - April 15, 2018) was a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.


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Ermey passed away from pneumonia complications in April of 2018.
15th Apr '18 4:04:35 PM DRCEQ
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Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 - April 15, 2018) was a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.

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Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Lee Ermey (March (Born March 24, 1944 - April 15, 2018) was 1944) is a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.
15th Apr '18 4:02:16 PM DRCEQ
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Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Lee Ermey (born March 24, 1944) is a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.

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Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Lee Ermey (born March (March 24, 1944) is 1944 - April 15, 2018) was a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.
17th Jan '18 2:03:07 PM MikeDanCatch
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Having appeared in the film ''The Boys in Company C'' (playing -- what else? -- a Marine drill instructor) and served as a technical advisor to Creator/FrancisFordCoppola for ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Ermey became a pop culture icon with his role in Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', which had him play a foul-mouthed drill instructor whose sadistic training methods end up driving one recruit insane and lead to his death. Incidentally, his scenes are one of the few times Kubrick ever allowed improvisation in any of his films.

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Having appeared in the film ''The Boys in Company C'' ''Film/TheBoysInCompanyC'' (playing -- what else? -- a Marine drill instructor) and served as a technical advisor to Creator/FrancisFordCoppola for ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Ermey became a pop culture icon with his role in Creator/StanleyKubrick's ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', which had him play a foul-mouthed drill instructor whose sadistic training methods end up driving one recruit insane and lead to his death. Incidentally, his scenes are one of the few times Kubrick ever allowed improvisation in any of his films.
18th Dec '17 12:34:10 AM YT45
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* AscendedExtra: Originally brought on to ''Full Metal Jacket'' for accuracy advice, his demonstrations of how to do a DrillSergeantNasty were so good that he was cast in his famed role.

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* AscendedExtra: Originally brought on to ''Full Metal Jacket'' for accuracy advice, his demonstrations of how to do a DrillSergeantNasty [[CastTheExpert were so good that he was cast in his famed role.role]].
20th Nov '17 1:28:41 PM ironballs16
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* AdamWesting: In ''Saving Silverman''.

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* AdamWesting: In ''Saving Silverman''.''Film/SavingSilverman'', where he's a football coach version of his ''Full Metal Jacket'' role.
27th May '17 1:57:41 PM nombretomado
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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 Lee Ermey (born March 24, 1944) is a former United States Marine Corps drill instructor and VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran turned actor/media personality.
15th Jan '17 11:45:24 AM Morgenthaler
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The role made him the poster child for the trope DrillSergeantNasty and landed him work in other films (most notably ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', where he ironically plays against type as a rather mellowed out police captain), as well as a slew of voice-over work due to his distinct gruff voice (such as Sarge, the leader of the Army Men in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''), and ultimately a hosting job for several [[TheHistoryChannel History Channel]] military-themed shows (''Mail Call'' and ''Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey''). He's also guest-starred as the abusive ex-Drill Sergeant Nasty father of the title character of ''Series/{{House}}''.

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The role made him the poster child for the trope DrillSergeantNasty and landed him work in other films (most notably ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', where he ironically plays against type as a rather mellowed out police captain), as well as a slew of voice-over work due to his distinct gruff voice (such as Sarge, the leader of the Army Men in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''), and ultimately a hosting job for several [[TheHistoryChannel [[Creator/TheHistoryChannel History Channel]] military-themed shows (''Mail Call'' and ''Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey''). He's also guest-starred as the abusive ex-Drill Sergeant Nasty father of the title character of ''Series/{{House}}''.
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