The cast of Full Metal Jacket includes several well-known actors. Stanley Kubrick’s epic portrayal of the Vietnam War. Full Metal Jacket inspires by the semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers. Although, it was published in 1987 by American author and Vietnam War veteran Gustav Hasford. However, it nominate for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was co-written by Kubrick, Hasford, and Vietnam War correspondent Michael Herr. Today, Full Metal Jacket consider one of cinema’s greatest war movies, despite receiving some initial unfavorable reviews.
About The Movie:
A unit of recently enlisted U.S. Marines is followed in the first half of Full Metal Jacket as they endure a punishing boot camp at the iconic Parris Island training facility in South Carolina. Members of the same platoon are the subject of the second half, which is set in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive and centers on their horrific combat in the streets of Hu. Moreover, the indescribable brutality of war and the way it dehumanizes those fights it effectively depict in both sections.
Many now well-known faces got their start in the film in the early parts as well. So, here are some additional spots where viewers might have run into the cast of Full Metal Jacket.
Matthew Modine as J.T. “Joker” Davis, a soldier.
Matthew Modine plays wisecracking recruit J.T “Joker” Davis. Before Full Metal Jacket, he had roles in films like Birdy and Vision Quest.
R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, a vicious drill instructor, provided some of the movie’s most iconic quotes. However, he portrayed by the late R. Lee Ermey. Moreover, as a former drill sergeant, Ermey gave the Full Metal Jacket cast a lot more legitimacy.
Vincent D’Onofrio Lawrence as “Gomer Pyle” (Private Leonard)
As the underwhelming recruit Private Pyle, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, Hartman abuses him.
Rafterman Kevyn as Major Howard
Canadian actor Kevyn Major Howard portrays military photographer Rafterman. However, Howard made appearances in Miami Vice, Death Wish II, and Alien Nation.
Arliss Howard, As Sergeant Cowboy Evans
In Vietnam, Joker encounters Arliss Howard’s Cowboy Evans, a fellow boot camp survivor.
Adam Baldwin as Animal Mother
Machine gunner Adam Baldwin plays the role of Animal Mother. However, He has well recognized for his role as Jayne Cobb in the movie Firefly and its sequel.
Dorian Harewood as Eightball
As a fellow soldier in Joker’s regiment, Eightball is Animal Mother’s closest friend. However, Dorian Harewood, a well-known voice actor, portrays him.