Full Metal Jacket Star R. Lee Ermey Dies at Age 74

R. Lee Ermey, who is best remember for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket has passed away at 74…

R. Lee Ermey — a former Marine drill instructor who went onto be nominated for a Golden Globe — has died at the age of 74 according to his longtime manager Bill Rogin.

Ermey will best be remembered for his role in the Stanley Kubrick Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket where he portrayed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman back in 1987. The role earned Ermey a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes.

Prior to his acting career, Ermey was a decorated Marine who served in Vietnam during his enlistment.

Following the end of his military career, Ermey stayed busy with numerous acting roles including his breakout performance in Full Metal Jacket. Ermey would go onto star in several other films and television shows including Se7en, Saving Silverman, and lending his voice to video games and films such as Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Ermey also hosted a pair of reality shows in the latter part of his career.

Ermey is survived by his wife and four children.

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