The story i heard about RLE and that scene was that he was just supposed to be a consultant for the actor that was supposed be playing the role. Ermey started doing his thing to demonstrate and Kubrick said hey let's film this.
he was also secluded from the rest of the cast, so when he made his first appearance it really was his first time meeting all the "recruits"
My father went to VT. My uncle went to VT. My brother-in-law went to VT. I went to VT. My son went to VT. I saw my first VT game in 1962. Can you top that? First time in my life anybody's ever called me a Hoo.
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