• ‘Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dead at 74

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Actor R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket” died Sunday. He was 74.

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    Ermey, known for his military and authoritarian roles, served 11 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he became staff sergeant and later was given the honorary rank of gunnery sergeant.


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    After injuries forced him to retire, Ermey studied acting. His most famous role was in Stanley Kubrick's 1987 war drama "Full Metal Jacket," for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award, according to the Internet Movie Database.

    He also appeared in "Se7en," "Mississippi Burning" and a remake of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

    Fans of "The Gunny" as well as other actors and celebrities took to social media to share their condolences Sunday.


     

     

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