Full Metal Jacket: The Story of How R. Lee Ermey Made Sgt. Hartman an Icon

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

The character of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket was made iconic by the actor R. Lee Ermey. Ermey spent thirty months as a drill instructor in San Diego and then he was sent to the front lines of the Vietnam War where he took shrapnel from an enemy rocket, which “ended his dream of a long career in the Corps.”
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