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Offline Chris M

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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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Anthony Bourdain - suicide by hanging

such an *******, but I liked his style and give no ***** attitude.
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Also no one seems to have mentioned Kate Spade from the other day.

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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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