R. Lee Ermey

Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018) was a retired United States Marine Corps drill instructor and actor. Ermey often played the roles of authority figures, such as his breakout performance as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, Mayor Tilman in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning, Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine, Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, and plastic army men leader Sarge in the Toy Story films. He hosted two programs on the History Channel: Mail Call, in which he answered viewers' questions about various militaria both modern and historic; and Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey, which focused on the development of different types of weapons. He was a candidate for the National Rifle Association board of directors. Description above from the Wikipedia article R. Lee Ermey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dead Man Walking (1995)

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A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who, in his last days, forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality, as she accompanies him to his execution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Sean Penn  •  Robert Prosky  •  Raymond J. Barry

A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who, in his last days, forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality, as she accompanies him to his execution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Sean Penn  •  Robert Prosky  •  Raymond J. Barry

Apocalypse Now (1979)

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At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

Body Snatchers (1993)

When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean Platt, daughter of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Terry Kinney  •  Billy Wirth  •  Christine Elise

When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean Platt, daughter of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Terry Kinney  •  Billy Wirth  •  Christine Elise

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  R. Lee Ermey

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  R. Lee Ermey

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

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Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Julian Sands  •  Richard Lewis

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Julian Sands  •  Richard Lewis

Life (1999)

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Nick Cassavetes

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Nick Cassavetes

Man of the House (2005)

Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Christina Milian  •  Paula Garcés

Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Christina Milian  •  Paula Garcés

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Frances McDormand  •  Brad Dourif

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Frances McDormand  •  Brad Dourif

Murder in the First (1995)

Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Rocco
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Oldman  •  Embeth Davidtz

Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Rocco
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Oldman  •  Embeth Davidtz

On Deadly Ground (1994)

Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land—just as long as it's making money for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Seagal
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Michael Caine  •  Joan Chen  •  John C. McGinley

Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land—just as long as it's making money for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Seagal
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Michael Caine  •  Joan Chen  •  John C. McGinley

Recess: School's Out (2001)

It's the most exciting time of year at Third Street Elementary-- the end of the School Year! But boredom quickly sets in for protagonist TJ Detweiler, as his friends are headed for Summer Camp. One day, while passing by the school on his bike, he notices a green ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Sheetz
CAST:  Rickey D'Shon Collins  •  Jason Davis  •  Ashley Johnson  •  Courtland Mead

It's the most exciting time of year at Third Street Elementary-- the end of the School Year! But boredom quickly sets in for protagonist TJ Detweiler, as his friends are headed for Summer Camp. One day, while passing by the school on his bike, he notices a green ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Sheetz
CAST:  Rickey D'Shon Collins  •  Jason Davis  •  Ashley Johnson  •  Courtland Mead

Run Ronnie Run (2002)

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A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Bruce Taylor  •  Leon Lamar

A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Bruce Taylor  •  Leon Lamar

Saving Silverman (2001)

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman, a cold-hearted beauty who snatches him from them and breaks up their Neil Diamond cover band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Steve Zahn  •  Jack Black  •  Amanda Peet

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman, a cold-hearted beauty who snatches him from them and breaks up their Neil Diamond cover band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Steve Zahn  •  Jack Black  •  Amanda Peet

Scenes of the Crime (2002)

A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominique Forma
CAST:  Jon Abrahams  •  Peter Greene  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Mädchen Amick

A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominique Forma
CAST:  Jon Abrahams  •  Peter Greene  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Mädchen Amick

Se7en (1995)

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Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  R. Lee Ermey

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  R. Lee Ermey

Skipped Parts (2000)

A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Mischa Barton  •  Bug Hall

A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Mischa Barton  •  Bug Hall

The Chaos Factor (2000)

An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Cunningham
CAST:  Antonio Sabàto, Jr.  •  Fred Ward  •  Kelly Rutherford  •  R. Lee Ermey

An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Cunningham
CAST:  Antonio Sabàto, Jr.  •  Fred Ward  •  Kelly Rutherford  •  R. Lee Ermey

The Frighteners (1996)

Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Jeffrey Combs  •  Jake Busey  •  Chi McBride

Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Jeffrey Combs  •  Jake Busey  •  Chi McBride

Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)

Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's problems. A host of celebrities at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  O.J. Simpson  •  Anna Nicole Smith

Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's problems. A host of celebrities at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  O.J. Simpson  •  Anna Nicole Smith

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D.J. Caruso
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Adam Goldberg  •  Luis Guzmán

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D.J. Caruso
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Adam Goldberg  •  Luis Guzmán
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