R. LEE ERMEY: Full Metal Jacket Star Dies at 74 (NSFW LANGUAGE)

Actor R. Lee Ermey, best known for playing the psychotic drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 74.

Ermey, who served as a U.S. Marine for 11 years, often played military men in the movies and on TV -- including Apocalypse Now, The Boys in Company C and Toy Story. His other films credits include Mississippi Burning, the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Se7en. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Full Metal Jacket.

The verteran said he had been blacklisted from Hollywood in his later years for being a conservative. (Hollywood Reporter)

 
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