• R. Lee Ermey

    R. Lee Ermey

    Born on March 24th, 1944

    From Emporia, Kansas, USA


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Full Metal Jacket

Stanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis (Matthew Modine), quickly christened "Joker" by his foul-mouthed drill sergeant (R. Lee Ermey), and pudgy Private Lawrence (Vincent D'Onofrio), nicknamed "Gomer Pyle," as they endure the rigors of basic training. Though Pyle takes a frightening detour, Joker graduates to the Marine Corps and is sent to Vietnam as a journalist, covering -- and eventually participating in -- the bloody Battle of Hué.

Golden Globe (1988)
Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture