How One of the Most Tortured Kubrick Actors Lost his Starring Role | Full Metal Jacket

The actor Kubrick first hired to play Gunnery Sergeant Hartman was Tim Colceri. Over the course of production, R. Lee Ermey, who was originally hired on as the technical advisor, found a way to ‘audition’ for the role despite it already being cast. Colceri would end up playing the door gunner who shoots at random civilians from the helicopter in the film, but the story of Colceri losing the role would certainly classify him as one of the most tortured Kubrick actors.

Digital Extras

[PDF] Full Metal Jacket - Trivia Game

This PDF trivia game contains 12 questions related to Full Metal Jacket as well as some bonus facts about the movie.

[Companion PDF] How Matthew Modine became Private Joker

This 4-page article tells the story of how Matthew Modine was cast as Private Joker, how Modine used a diary to get into Joker’s head, and how Stanley Kubrick directed his performance.


Actors


Casting


CinemaTyler | Creator Spotlight


Creators on Film History


How It Got Made


NEW | Staff Picks


The Story Behind...


War


Stanley Kubrick


Full Metal Jacket