Every year during the Oscars, a segment is shown of those in the entertainment industry who passed away during the year.
The “In Memoriam” segment often includes writers, directors, actors and actresses, stunt people and everybody that was involved in the making of the film.
For those that watched the Oscars, they may have noticed Marine Corps veteran and actor R. Lee Ermey did not make the memorial montage.
Check it out, from Task and Purpose:
Ermey, who passed away in April 2018, is best remembered for his role as Gunny Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s classic movie “Full Metal Jacket,” a legendary performance that should have made him a lock to be included in the video segment.
Ermey also played memorable roles in “Se7en,” “Mississippi Burning,” “The X-Files,” “Toy Story 2” and that 2003 remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” He also hosted the TV shows “Mail Call” and “Lock ‘N Load With R. Lee Ermey.”
Other Hollywood legends left out of the tribute include Verne Troyer (Mini-me in the “Austin Powers” movies); the incredible Dick Miller (best known for playing a WWII vet in the “Gremlins” movies); Danny Leiner (director of the classics “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?”); Carol Channing (Oscar-nominated for her role in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”); Sondra Locke (Oscar-nominated for her role in “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”); and the director Stanley Donen (“Charade,” “Singin’ in the Rain” and the unfortunate 80s sex comedy “Blame It on Rio.”).
The 2019 “In Memoriam” segment included actress Margot Kidder, writer Neil Simon, writer and director Vittorio Taviani, actor and director Burt Reynolds, producer Craig Zadan, director Nelson Pereira Dos Santos, Executive producer and comic book writer Stan Lee, among many others.
Check the video segment out below: