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Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
« Reply #1680 on: April 16, 2018, 04:43 PM »
Sad to hear about R. Lee Ermey.  He brought something so visceral to the screen in Full Metal Jacket.  And it wasn't until years after I had seen the movie that I learned how intrinsic he was to the first half of the movie.  Evidently, Stanley Kubrick had brought him on to the production as an advisor while he was casting the film.  He impressed Kubrick so much that he wound up giving the role of Sergeant Hartman to Ermey, and even let him write a lot of his own dialogue.  Without a doubt, that role was one of the most memorable film performances of the past 50 years.


I read somewhere that Ermey actually ad libbed the opening scene.  He was a former Marine DI, so it totally makes sense.
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Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
« Reply #1681 on: April 16, 2018, 10:54 PM »
Harry Anderson.

I was a huge fan of Night Court and I remember his stand-up/magic routine from before that.
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Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
« Reply #1685 on: June 11, 2018, 10:30 AM »
Sorry, but that's a messed up thing to do to your kid.
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Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
« Reply #1687 on: August 8, 2018, 09:55 AM »
Very sad. I guess Todd Bridges is the only one left.
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Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
« Reply #1688 on: August 8, 2018, 11:06 AM »
I wouldn't say "very sad."  92 is a pretty good run.
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Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
« Reply #1689 on: August 16, 2018, 11:43 AM »
Aretha Franklin passed this morning.
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Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
« Reply #1690 on: August 16, 2018, 12:05 PM »
"They still owe you money, fool!"

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Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
« Reply #1691 on: August 27, 2018, 09:41 PM »
I feel like John McCain deserves a mention here.  I didn't always agree with him, but this country could use more John McCains.

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« Reply #1692 on: September 6, 2018, 03:09 PM »
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Re: The Official Darth Big Boy, Bearer of Bad Celebrity News RIP Thread
« Reply #1693 on: September 6, 2018, 03:11 PM »
As a kid I loved the Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run movies.

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« Reply #1694 on: September 6, 2018, 03:32 PM »
I need a black Trans Am and a semi truck loaded with Coors STAT!
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