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  • #16
    I enjoyed this performance:



    When I had cable, I especially liked "Mail Call".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_Call

    Oorah

    Last edited by At ease; 16 Apr 18, 04:56.
    "It's like shooting rats in a barrel."
    "You'll be in a barrel if you don't watch out for the fighters!"

    "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease."
    — Sergei(son of Igor) Sikorsky, 'AOPA Pilot' magazine February 2003.

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    • #17
      RIP Gunny. Thank you for your service, and the great entertainment you provided.
      ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

      BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

      BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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      • #18
        Iconic role

        "I will not punish him, I will punish all of you!"

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        • #19
          Semper Fi Gunny!


          The long toll of the brave
          Is not lost in darkness
          Over the fruitful earth
          And athwart the seas
          Hath passed the light of noble deeds
          Unquenchable forever.

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          • #20
            RIP

            “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” -- Albert Einstein

            The US Constitution doesn't need to be rewritten it needs to be reread

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            • #21
              ..'bye Gunny. We'll miss ya. Semper fi.
              ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
              IN MARE IN COELO

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              • #22
                I was a real fan of Mail Call and sad to see the Gunny go.
                Last edited by McMax; 16 Apr 18, 09:45.

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                • #23
                  Best wishes on the new chapter
                  TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
                  “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
                  Present Current Events are the Future's History

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Konzev View Post
                    He had was few actors had, presence.
                    More than his movies, I liked his documentary's, which he conducted with a sort of sceptical morbidness. In a very funny way, nor taking himself too seriously. I will dearly miss him, he was one of the most under rated actors.
                    In the league with William Holden and Ernest Borgnine.
                    The ironic thing is, as far as I've ever read, he had no acting training at all.

                    That Full Metal Jacket part was actually a fluke. A different actor had been hired for the DI part. Ermey had been hired as a consultant for the movie. While Kubrick was watching him coach the actor on how to be a DI, Kubrick decided that Ermey did a better job than the actor, so he had him play the part. The rest is history.

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                    • #25
                      Great guy who played one of he most memorable characters in war film history.

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                      • #26
                        Semper Fi, Gunny.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
                          He was something that you can say about few people in entertainment, genuine. Yes he presented a contrived facade but he let you know through his body language and tone that underneath that there was a more fundamental truth. The psychological is very effective, it is irreverence for or satire of the rigid structure and discipline that we naturally rebel against but simultaneously is necessary for our survival in a world of unavoidably suffering. It could be described as the opposite of naivety combined with a rugged humor.
                          Comparable with John Wayne, perhaps ?
                          "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
                          Samuel Johnson.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by BELGRAVE View Post
                            Comparable with John Wayne, perhaps ?
                            "Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?"

                            The long toll of the brave
                            Is not lost in darkness
                            Over the fruitful earth
                            And athwart the seas
                            Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                            Unquenchable forever.

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                            • #29
                              His role in The Frighteners was memorable, too!

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                              • #30
                                Ermey showed off his acting chops as a closeted gay criminal in Saving Silverman.



                                Was that really a tongue that he slipped to Jack Black at the end?
                                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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