Milos Forman and R. Lee Ermey!

Film and theater director Milos Forman and Marine/actor R. Lee Ermey called it a wrap this weekend, at the ages of 86 and 74, respectively! Forman was behind the camera for two legitimate masterpieces – Best Picture and Director Oscar winners 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and 1984’s Amadeus. These films bookended a four movie set nominated for 28 Oscars in total, winning 13, with only 1979’s Hair getting blanked on both counts. His other good-to-great efforts include Ragtime (wherein Norman Mailer gets shot in the head!), Man on the Moon, Taking Off (Grand Prix winner at Cannes), Valmont, and The People vs. Larry Flynt, the latter of which earned him a third Oscar nomination and a third Golden Globe. Ronald Lee Ermey’s years as a Marine served him well in a transition to acting, breaking out as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket – a role he was originally brought in to advise on, and proved so effective that he was cast in the part, earning a Golden Globe nomination. He followed this up with various authority figure parts in varied projects such as Mississippi Burning, The X-Files, Fletch Lives, Dead Man Walking, Seven, Leaving Las Vegas, The Simpsons, and as the voice of Sarge in all the Toy Story movies.

And two more are in the game! Mike Walsh didn’t wait 700+ days to get another score this time, cutting down the gap to a mere 147 with his first score of ’17, 36 points on Ermey! And as we always say – you never forget your first time, as Steve makes his entrance to the contest with 24 points for Milos, who had been drafted seven previous times, and never stayed with the same squad in consecutive years. His path ran from Adam in ’10 to Munchak in ’12, Sarah ’13, back in Munchak in ’14, the Gardons in ’15, back to Adam in ’16, and the Buonins in ’17 before finding his way to Steve’s team. Nice job, fellas!

Replacement picks due by next Monday!


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