R. Lee Ermey

1944 - 2018

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Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018) was an American actor and U.S. Marine drill instructor. He achieved fame for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of R. Lee Ermey has received more than 10,455,152 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). R. Lee Ermey is the 567th most popular actor (down from 549th in 2019), the 1,039th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,022nd in 2019) and the 275th most popular American Actor.

R. Lee Ermey is most famous for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's 1987 film "Full Metal Jacket."

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  • 5.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, R. Lee Ermey ranks 567 out of 13,578Before him are Michelle Yeoh, Michael Jai White, Milla Jovovich, Forest Whitaker, Brendan Gleeson, and David Hasselhoff. After him are Lillian Gish, Laurence Fishburne, Danielle Darrieux, Buck Henry, Lance Henriksen, and La Belle Otero.

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Among people born in 1944, R. Lee Ermey ranks 77Before him are Bernhard Schlink, Jonathan Demme, Gérard Mourou, Nǃxau ǂToma, Kary Mullis, and Ashraf Marwan. After him are W. G. Sebald, Gianni Morandi, Günter Netzer, Thein Sein, Michelle Phillips, and Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Among people deceased in 2018, R. Lee Ermey ranks 48Before him are Barbara Bush, Günter Blobel, Leon M. Lederman, Bernard Lewis, Shoko Asahara, and Paul Allen. After him are Milena Dravić, Paul D. Boyer, Gene Sharp, Joe Jackson, Ruud Lubbers, and Wim Kok.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, R. Lee Ermey ranks 1,039 out of 20,380Before him are Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Randy Couture (1963), David Hasselhoff (1952), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Al Jarreau (1940), and Paul Flory (1910). After him are Lillian Gish (1893), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Gordon Moore (1929), Buck Henry (1930), and Alfred Hershey (1908).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, R. Lee Ermey ranks 275Before him are Woody Harrelson (1961), Mr. T (1952), Kevin Kline (1947), Michael Jai White (1967), Forest Whitaker (1961), and David Hasselhoff (1952). After him are Lillian Gish (1893), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Buck Henry (1930), Lance Henriksen (1940), Gary Sinise (1955), and Ed O'Neill (1946).

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