Vincent D'Onofrio gets first full night of sleep in 31 years
GRAMERCY PARK, New York — After the recent passing of actor and military icon R. Lee Ermey, Full Metal Jacket co-star Vincent D’Onofrio has announced that he actually slept for eight continuous hours, a feat he has not achieved since filming with him in 1987.
D’Onofrio, famous for playing the pathetic Marine recruit nicknamed Private Pyle, has long been impacted by Ermey’s historic portrayal of the brutal Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in the film.
“I developed a bad case of Hollywood PTSD,” D’Onofrio told reporters while cleaning the prop rifle he acquired over three decades ago. “To make matters worse, the Hollywood VA Hospital has refused to treat my condition.”
D’Onofrio, who has gone on to play his own intimidating characters such as Wilson Fisk in Daredevil, has never outgrown his breakout role as the object of most of Hartman's anger in the film.
“I wasn’t sure Ermey ever forgave me for, you know, killing him in the movie," he said. "Just to be sure, I was waking up every thirty minutes or s…
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