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Leon Vitali‬ with Anne-Katrin Titze on Stanley Kubrick and the casting of Danny Lloyd for The Shining: "I could make that boy [David Morley in Barry Lyndon] focus." Photo: David Ninh

Tony Zierra's exhaustive Filmworker, which had its world première in last year's Cannes Film Festival (Christopher Nolan will present 2001: A Space Odyssey on a remastered 70mm print this year), tackles the volatile and loving relationship of the most indispensable person in Stanley Kubrick's world. Through interviews that include Matthew Modine, R Lee Ermey, and Tim Colceri on Full Metal Jacket, Marie Richardson and Lisa Leone on Eyes Wide Shut, Ryan O'Neal on Barry Lyndon, Danny Lloyd on The Shining, and executive producer Jan Harlan (nephew of Veit Harlan and brother of Christiane Kubrick) we learn about the all-encompassing role Leon Vitali ended up playing in the life of the demanding film director.

Leon Vitali as Lord Bullingdon: "As an actor,
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The Top 10 Quotes from “Full Metal Jacket”

It’s almost impossible to make an entire list of quotes from Full Metal Jacket without lapsing into a profanity-laden tirade that ends and begins with an insult that’s intended to make the recipient wish they’d thought of anything other than enlisting in the Marines. But the late great R. Lee Ermey was among the best at making guys twice his size feel about an inch high or lower and no one did it better in this movie. Throughout his career this was probably the absolute best performance he put forth that showed him actively berating just about every person that

The Top 10 Quotes from “Full Metal Jacket
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The Predator Star Boyd Holbrook Hints At Throwbacks To The First Film

More than 30 years ago, The Predator arrived at a time when the Vietnam war movie was arguably at its peak.

In dealing with heavy themes like the anti-war movement and those soldiers crippled by nightmarish visions and Ptsd, films in the vein of Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now earned critical acclaim in what proved to be a heyday for one of cinema’s most brutal subgenres.

But in 1987, John McTiernan’s cult classic flipped the tables and thrust its core cast – a cast headed up by action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger – into Central America’s Northern Triangle, where the hunters soon became the hunted. The end result was one of the most quotable and action-packed movies of the ’80s, and one that served as perhaps the perfect tonic to Vietnam war films and their potent subtext.

Fast forward to now, and with Shane Black cooking up a bold new rendition of The Predator,
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'Filmworker': How Leon Vitali Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kubrick's Dark Moods

'Filmworker': How Leon Vitali Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kubrick's Dark Moods
"There's a saying: When the shit hits the fan, it's never evenly distributed."

Leon Vitali is describing what a bad day on a Stanley Kubrick set was like. And he knows better than any man alive. Not long after he was cast as Lord Bullingdon in the 1975 period piece Barry Lyndon, the then-25-year-old actor was seriously worried he wouldn't survive the shoot. He had been a devotee of the director since seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey during its theatrical release and had watched other actors come and go on
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Film Review: Liverleaf (2018) by Eisuke Naito

“Liverleaf” is a Japanese teen drama about bullying, based on the manga series “Misumisou” by Rensuke Oshikiri. The film stars Anna Yamada, Hiroya Shimizu and Rena Ohtsuka. This movie is set in a junior high about to close, the students are often unattended and their teachers are checked out waiting for the semester to end. A group of girls start bullying new girl Haruka Nozaki (Anna Yamada) and the results get bloody.

“Liverleaf” is screening at the 19th Jeonju International Film Festival

The film opens with Haruka Nozaki alone at her locker and her shoes are missing. A group of giggling school girls turn and run after they see Nozaki can’t find her shoes, which they have stolen from her locker. This seemingly innocent hazing for new girl Nozaki is the beginning of a bullying campaign that soon turns violent. We learn that Nozaki is new to this rural
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'Filmworker' Review: Doc on Kubrick Collaborator Is Case Study of Obsession

'Filmworker' Review: Doc on Kubrick Collaborator Is Case Study of Obsession
There's being someone's right-hand man, and then there is Leon Vitali. A strapping young lad who had begun making a name for himself in the early Seventies, this British actor had built up an impressive resumé of theater gigs, supporting parts, cop-show cameos and sitcom ensemble roles – he was being groomed as the hot new thing, a gentler, ginger next-gen Angry Young Man. One day, he walked in to a theater and watched a bunch of white-jumpsuited thugs pillage their way through a teenage-wasteland London. The movie was A Clockwork Orange.
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Ed Harris Rejected a Direct Offer From Stanley Kubrick, and He Knows ‘It Was Foolish’

Ed Harris Rejected a Direct Offer From Stanley Kubrick, and He Knows ‘It Was Foolish’
Ed Harris has worked with some amazing filmmakers throughout his 42 years and counting in the business, from James Cameron to Ron Howard, David Cronenberg, Darren Aronfosky, and more. But it turns out the actor had the chance to work with the greatest filmmaker and he turned him down. Harris tells the Los Angeles Times that Stanley Kubrick called him directly to offer him the drill instructor role in “Full Metal Jacket.” He rejected the offer, and it’s shouldn’t be a surprise to know it’s one of his career regrets.

“Stanley Kubrick called me up one day and asked me to play the sergeant in ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ and I said no,” Harris said. “[R. Lee Ermey] was great and did a much better job than I would have done. But that always make me kind of go, ‘What were you thinking about?’ It might have been that
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A Final Salute to Us Marine and Hollywood Legend R Lee Ermey (Guest Blog)

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A Final Salute to Us Marine and Hollywood Legend R Lee Ermey (Guest Blog)
I only met R. Lee Emery once. It was brief, it was bold and it was great. I had just finished my first film, “Return to Tarawa,” which featured Ed Harris and recounted the bloody Battle of Tarawa in 1943, and I was able to give him a DVD in Las Vegas. He was very polite and thanked me for my service to America. I was in shock that he said that to me, and it has stayed with me ever since.

Yesterday, the final red carpet was rolled out for R. Lee, most known for his iconic role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s legendary 1987 tale of the United States Marine Corp, “Full Metal Jacket.”

It was a perfect blue sky and sunny southern California morning, as I drove out to the Simi Valley funeral home where Gunny was in perfect peace in his dress blues in a gorgeous flag-draped mahogany casket.

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In death, he looked very much like he did in life, with his white Marine gloves holding tightly onto a Heath candy bar, and the ribbons on his dress blues shining as brightly as the California sun. I saluted him and said “Godspeed, Marine.”

I was joined by Kevyn Major Howard, who played Rafterman in “Full Metal Jacket,” along with Tim Colceri, who played the door gunner with the catchphrase “Get Some!” Both men were somber and traded stories about their time on the set with Kubrick and R. Lee.

“R. Lee was clever,” Colceri told me. “The part of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman was originally mine,” he went on to say with a laugh. R. Lee convinced Kubrick to let him train on set with the crew, and it became apparent very quickly that R. Lee had done some serious preparation, and Kubrick decided to put him in the part instead.

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“It worked out fine,” Colceri said. “I have been in 60 movies, and everyone remembers my lines from the chopper flight as the gunner with Rafterman and Joker. R. Lee was more clever than I was, and he deserved the part,” he said. “I am just here to say goodbye, as a friend and a Marine.”

Howard, who attended the service with with his family, said his work on “Full Metal Jacket” has allowed him to live his dream of going around the country to promote his Fueled by the Fallen charity that displaces and races memorial cars for fallen military members and public safety personnel. “Today was Gunny’s last escort,” he said.

A special detachment of the Marine Honor guard gave a final salute to Sgt. Ermey, closed the casket and rolled it to the waiting hearse, with the Usmc crown and anchor on both front doors.

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We arrived at a church in Palmdale, 200 people along with 12 Marines in dress blues, and a bagpiper blew the Marine Corps anthem for a final goodbye. A poem was read and 12 doves released, before the casket was carried into the church.

After producing two films about the Marines’ work in the Pacific, I was honored to be part of saying goodbye to this iconic and incredibly loved U.S. Marine and Hollywood legend. R. Lee Emery will always be on TV, a smartphone or a website, 24/7, for the rest of humanity.

“Outstanding” and Semper Fi, Marine.

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Strangers Things Casts Cary Elwes And Jake Busey For Season 3

Stranger Things season 3 is set to begin filming later this month and, ahead of the Netflix phenomenon once again going in front of the cameras, two exciting new casting additions have been revealed to be moving to the weird and frightening town of Hawkins.

Cary Elwes – familiar to modern horror fans as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the Saw films – is joining the ensemble cast as Mayor Kline, suggesting that season 3 will finally introduce us to the mayor of Hawkins. With all the odd shenanigans going on in the town, we expect him to be a very shady individual indeed. Meanwhile, Jake Busey – set to star in the upcoming Predator – is set to play a man named Bruce. That’s all we know about his role for now, though.

Elwes should definitely be right at home on Stranger Things, as he’s yet another cast member who’s previously appeared in a fondly-remembered classic 1980s movie.
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Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65

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Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65
Night Court” star Harry Anderson has died, multiple outlets reported Monday. He was 65.

The actor was found in his home in Asheville, North Carolina, early Monday morning, police confirmed to the local CBS station Wspa.

Anderson earned three Emmy nominations for his role as Judge Harry Stone on the NBC comedy, which aired from 1984 to 1992. Police said no foul play was suspected. A spokesperson for the Asheville Police Department did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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His co-star Marsha Warfield posted a tearful reaction to the news of Anderson’s death to Facebook, saying: “I didn’t know I was going to be this emotional, or I wouldn’t have started this video.”

Warfield said, “he was a good man, he was a good friend. He was kind to me when I first got on ‘Night Court.'”

She also posted on Twitter: “Oh, no! Aw man, I’m so sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family, friends, fans and everyone who loved him. Rest in peace, Harry the Hat, you were my friend.”

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Anderson’s other credits include Harry “Harry the Hat” Gittes on “Cheers”and Dave Barry on “Dave’s World.”

Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick mourned the actor’s loss on Twitter as well.

“Nooooooooooooooo! I loved this guy even though I had never met him,” he said. “Loved his comedy, his appearances on SNL (when they still had stand-ups), and Night Court is one of my all-time favorite sitcoms. I hope he is in some magical afterlife doing card tricks with Mel Tormé. #RIPHarry.”

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Oh, no!

Aw man, I'm so sorry to hear this.

My condolences to his family, friends, fans and everyone who loved him.

Rest in peace, Harry the Hat, you were my friend. https://t.co/fv2yzW4sku

— Marsha Warfield (@MarshaWarfield) April 16, 2018

For some reason, Night Court always filled me as a child with a deep, almost physical melancholy whenever it came on TV.

Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 16, 2018

Nooooooooooooooo! I loved this guy even though I had never met him. Loved his comedy, his appearances on SNL (when they still had stand-ups), and Night Court is one of my all-time favorite sitcoms. I hope he is in some magical afterlife doing card tricks with Mel Tormé. #RIPHarry https://t.co/4l2vMz3zdw

— ʞɔiwbɿɒH ꙅiɿʜƆ (@hardwick) April 16, 2018

Rip Harry Anderson. Night Court was one of the best sitcoms ever. You made me laugh a lot (on Cheers also) pic.twitter.com/qLDp7jZbG6

Jeff Dwoskin – Hashtag Roundup (@bigmacher) April 16, 2018

I loved me some Night Court and I loved "Harry the Hat" on Cheers. Rest in Peace, Harry Anderson. pic.twitter.com/6DnLHamF7U

Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) April 16, 2018

Rip Harry Anderson. Night Court was one of the shows my grandma and I used to watch together. Good times. pic.twitter.com/Bth0vaGJyV

Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) April 16, 2018

Rip to Harry Anderson; the glue that held Night Court together, the fake TV Dave Barry, and the very best Cheers supporting character of all time pic.twitter.com/YzFc37jACw

Brandon Stroud (@MrBrandonStroud) April 16, 2018

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R. Lee Ermey Had an Iconic Career, but Felt ‘Blackballed’ in Hollywood for Being Conservative

R. Lee Ermey Had an Iconic Career, but Felt ‘Blackballed’ in Hollywood for Being Conservative
R. Lee Ermey had a unique career. After earning a Golden Globe nomination for his breakthrough role in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” the Marine-turned-actor went on to craft one of the most domineering onscreen personas in Hollywood. According to Ermey himself, however, he was “blackballed” by the film industry because of his conservative political views.

“I’ve had a very fruitful career. I’ve done over 70 feature films,” he said to FOX411 in July of 2016. “I’ve done over 200 episodes of [‘GunnyTime’]… and then [Hollywood] found out that I’m a Conservative.” Ermey died yesterday at age 74 due to complications from pneumonia.

“I’m an Independent, but I said something bad about the president. I had something unsavory to say about the president’s administration, and even though I did vote for him the first time around, I was blackballed.” Ermey attributed this in part to the fact that he was an NRA board member.
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R. Lee Ermey Will Be Remembered for One Role. And That Was Enough

R. Lee Ermey Will Be Remembered for One Role. And That Was Enough
It’s hard to think of many actors who became as legendary as R. Lee Ermey did for just 40 minutes of screen time. From the moment he first strolled through the milky gray barracks of “Full Metal Jacket” as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, screaming into the faces of his recruits, popping off taunts like firecrackers, you knew in your bones — you just knew — that you could forget every movie drill sergeant you’d ever seen. This is what those guys were really like. Everything about Ermey seemed to be made of leather: his face, his neck, his vocal cords, his soul. He wasn’t a Southerner (Ermey was born and raised in Kansas), but his voice had the sinewy contours of a mean drawl, and he turned the act of raising it into a thrilling feat of domination. Every word he spoke would be more than just heard. It would be
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Semper Fi – R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey acted in three of my films and was a good friend. Sad to lose him so young. He was so strong, energetic, resolute, in command, I thought he would live forever. He worked hard to build a career after his riveting performance in Full Metal Jacket. As an untrained actor, he could have been relegated to the flash in the pan category. But he brought a Marine disciple to his new profession. He learned to memorize pages of dialogue, an unfamiliar task during his 13 years in the military. He learned how to tap into those aspects of his persona that fitted each role.

In Dead Man Walking he channeled the pain of war into the pain of bereavement. In Fletch Lives and Saving Silverman he displayed his skill with outrageous comedy. I love his dry deliveries in Mississippi Burning. In 2000 I cast him in Omega Code 2 which
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R.I.P. R. Lee Ermey (1944 – 2018)

Golden Globe-nominated American actor R. Lee Ermey – best known for his role as the no-nonsense Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 war movie Full Metal Jacket – has passed away aged 74. The actor’s manager Bill Rogen shared the sad news on Twitter.

Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb

— R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018

After a career in the United States Marine Corps, Ermey made his feature film debut with a brief role in Apocalypse Now, and also served as a technical advisor to director Francis Ford Coppola. He was later hired as a technical advisor to Kubrick on Full Metal Jacket,
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'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies aged 74

'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies aged 74
Former gunnery sergeant earned Golden Globe nomination for Kubrick’s Vietnam war classic.

R. Lee Ermey, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his iconic portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, has died aged 74.

Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin:

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb

— R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018

His
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R Lee Ermey, Full Metal Jacket actor, dies aged 74

Former marine known for playing tough military roles in film and TV dies

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R Lee Ermey, a former marine who made a career in acting playing hard-nosed military men like the fearsome Gunnery Sgt Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, has died. Ermey’s manager, Bill Rogin, said he died on Sunday morning from pneumonia-related complications. He was 74.
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R.I.P. R. Lee Ermey. ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Star Dies At 74

Legendary character actor R. Lee Ermey has passed away. He was 74 The actor had a career that spanned .

Ermey’s management confirmed the new on the actor’s official Twitter page late Sunday.

Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin:

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb

— R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018

“It is with great sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (‘The Gunny’) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us,” the tweet says.

Before being an actor, Ermey was a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and honorary gunnery sergeant,
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R. Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' Actor, Dead at 74

R. Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' Actor, Dead at 74
R. Lee Ermey, the gunnery sergeant turned actor who portrayed the scene-stealing drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, died Sunday at the age of 74.

Ermey's longtime manager Bill Rogin confirmed Ermey's death on the actor's Facebook account. "It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us," Rogin wrote.

"It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for," Rogin added. "He
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R. Lee Ermey, Star of Full Metal Jacket, Dies at 74

R. Lee Ermey, Star of Full Metal Jacket, Dies at 74
R. Lee Ermey, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, has passed away. He was 74-years old. Ermey's death was announced on his social media platforms by his long-time manager, Bill Rogin, who wrote a tribute to his late friend. Ermey, or Gunny as friends and family called him, reportedly passed away earlier this morning due to complications with pneumonia.

Bill Rogin first announced R. Lee Ermey's death through his official Twitter page and then later took to Facebook to post a tribute to the late actor and military veteran. It isn't clear how long Ermey was in the hospital. Rogin had this to say.

"It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
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‘Full Metal Jacket’ Actor R. Lee Ermey Dead at 74

‘Full Metal Jacket’ Actor R. Lee Ermey Dead at 74
R. Lee Ermey, the gruff character actor probably most remembered for his scene-stealing, vulgar-laced turn in Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket, has died at age 74. Ermey was a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and drill instructor who broke into acting, and spent a long career playing authority figures. The official R. Lee Ermey Twitter account […]

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