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  • Merkava188
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    I really liked him on the History channel show Mail Call.

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  • Bow
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    He was also in a TV series as a DI/Flt Instructer in a "space marine verses Alian"..I believe the series was called "Above and beyond"......

    Semper Fi Gunny

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  • slick_miester
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    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?

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  • Mountain Man
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    His role in The Frighteners was memorable, too!

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

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  • BELGRAVE
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    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 ?

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  • Mountain Man
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    Semper Fi, Gunny.

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

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  • phil74501
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    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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  • G David Bock
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    Best wishes on the new chapter

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  • McMax
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    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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  • Jose50
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    ..'bye Gunny. We'll miss ya. Semper fi.

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  • slick24
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    RIP

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  • Von Richter
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    Semper Fi Gunny!


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  • Cult Icon
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    Iconic role

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

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