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R. Lee Ermey, the actor and retired marine famous for his in-your-face motivational drill orders, will meet and greet fellow servicemen and women and film fans for FREE at Seminole Casino Hollywood. South Florida’s original place to play is hosting Ermey as part of its Veterans Day weekend activities.
Group passes are required to meet R. Lee Ermey and will be available starting at 4 p.m. at the Player’s Club. Must be 21 and older and a member of the Seminole Player’s Club to participate in the meet and greet
As a Golden Globe nominee and Boston Society of Film Critics Award-winner for Best Supporting Actor in director Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987), R. Lee Ermey stands as one of the most versatile and talented actors working in film and television, today.
The Kansas native spent 11 years in the Marine Corps and studied drama at the University of Manila in the Philippines, where, at that time, Francis Ford Coppola was filming Apocalypse Now (1979) in the area. Impressed by Ermey, he cast him in a featured role. Since then, he has since gone on to star or appear in approximately 60 films including Se7en (1995), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Murder In The First (1995), The Frighteners (1996), Sommersby (1993) and Prefontaine (1997). More recently, he starred in Taking Sides (2001), Willard (2003) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006). He continues doing numerous voiceover roles which span from FOX’s The Simpsons to Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story franchise.
On the small screen, Ermey has starred in HBO’s Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997), TNT’s Rough Riders (1997) and You Know My Name (1999) as well as Showtime’s The Apartment Complex (1999). Recent TV accomplishments include hosting the History Channel’s Mail Call and Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey.