Thursday, March 24, 2011

T.D.I.H. - Mar 24

On this date in 1944, R. Lee Ermey entered the world. He would go on to actually serve in the US Marine Corps, including a stint as a drill instructor. He would go on to gain fame as an actor, primarily by portraying Marine Corps drill instructors. I remember him from The Boys In Company C (package check!), but he became famous for his role in Full Metal Jacket. They actually made an action figure out of him. I bought one for my brother once. (wow! It's selling for $100+ nowdays!) Here is the clip that most people know him by.

2 comments:

JR Buckley said...

Too bad we'll never see his GEICO commercial again...

Gahrie said...

Why not?