Full Metal Jacket Cast

Written by Rylee Newton
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If you haven't seen the movie "Full Metal Jacket," do yourself a favor and go out and rent it from your local video store. The Full Metal Jacket cast, alone, is reason enough to rent this amazing Vietnam War era film. Watching this movie gives you the chance to see a number of amazing professional actors in groundbreaking, career-defining roles.

Heading up the Full Metal Jacket cast was a young actor named Matthew Modine. He played a young man in the middle of a war-torn country, dealing with the pressures of facing death and destruction all around him. This film is not for the faint of heart. The scenes in "Full Metal Jacket" are hard-hitting and profound. Thanks to director Stanley Kubrick, this 1987 film explores the dark depths of fighting in a war as an incredibly young man.

Full Metal Jacket Cast and Director

The Full Metal Jacket cast also includes some amazing performances from young actors like Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevyn Major Howard, and Arliss Howard. You have probably seen these guys in such blockbuster hits as "Blade Runner" and the TV show "Law and Order, Criminal Intent." This movie launched many careers and set the tone for war-themed movies for years to come.

A discussion of the impact of the movie, Full Metal Jacket, wouldn't be complete without listing the accomplishments of director Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick was the director of such hits as "A Clockwork Orange," 'The Shining," "Dr. Strangelove," and "Spartacus." Many film school students watch Kubrick's movies to learn from one of the masters of the craft of directing and film making in general. If you want to check out the Kubrick's long career, or the accomplishments of any of the actors in this fine film you can check out www.imdb.com. This is one of the best resources for film facts, biographies, quotes, tag lines, and cast and crew information.


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