R. Lee Ermey
Kubrick’s films have life – they just never die.
I spend a lot of time with my characters.
I’ve never had to spend any time in the VA hospital, so I really can’t speak for those guys.
I honestly do feel that I am a role model for young people.
I got to write most of everything I said.
Every character I’ve ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit.
When you try to find funding for a VVA function, it doesn’t seem like it’s any trouble at all. People come out of the woodwork with their money to help out because we went over and fought a war.
I got space from Travis Air Force Base, went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines. I was off and running.
In order to be a good actor, I’m a firm believer that you need to bring something to the table.
Kubrick ate it up. He loved it. He just let me go crazy.
There have been a lot of changes in recruit training in the past twenty years.
That’s all I cared about too, was getting it right.
I try to get over to Iraq and Afghanistan as much as I can.
Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
It’s been a pretty fun ride, to tell you the truth.