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R. Lee Ermey, Star Of Full Metal Jacket, Dies At 74

Golden Globe-nominated actor R. Lee Ermey has died at age 74 complications from pneumonia. H is probably best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket. Ermey made a career of bringing no-nonsense military personnel to life on the big screen. One of Ermey’s first roles was as a chopper pilot in Apocalypse Now. He also acted as a technical advisor to Francis Ford Coppola.