R. Lee Ermey | Stanley Kubrick

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R. Lee Ermey in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, 1987

R. Lee Ermey in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, 1987

Stanley told me he didn’t understand actors. He had no actor friends — they were basically working associates, and he thought they were a little bit strange, totally spoiled and in most cases had to be begged to give him a decent performance. Half the time the actor would argue with him. Vince D’Onofrio didn’t like Stanley’s “craziness look.” He wanted to try it some other way. The problem with Vince was this was his first film, and he’s telling Stanley Kubrick how he thinks this look should be. They stand there arguing. Stanley finally said, “Look, do it my way and we’ll load back up and we’ll shoot it your way.” Well, when they shot it Vince’s way they didn’t have any film in the camera

- R. Lee Ermey

Vincent D'Onofrio in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, 1987

Vincent D’Onofrio in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, 1987


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