The real-life Marine drill sergeant originally signed on as technical 
adviser to Stanley Kubrick's feature *Full Metal Jacket*, after a few other 
military/authority roles, but when Kubrick heard him in an instructional 
tape in which he went on long rants at extras, he knew he'd found his 
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman... the rest is classic-film history... 74.

Variety 
<http://variety.com/2018/film/news/r-lee-ermey-dead-dies-full-metal-jacket-golden-globe-nominee-1202753747/>
 
(link), with a (quite uncensored) companion piece 
<http://variety.com/2018/film/columns/r-lee-ermey-full-metal-jacket-1202754042/>
 
(link)

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