Actor Matthew Modine Auctions Off Rare On-Set Photos From 'Full Metal Jacket' for Charity

Actor Matthew Modine Auctions Off Rare On-Set Photos From 'Full Metal Jacket' for Charity

Matthew Modine played the lead role of Pvt. Joker in Stanley Kubrick's iconic film about the Vietnam War. Modine used his personal Rolleiflex camera to capture behind-the-scenes images of the almost two years the film was in production. Now, he is auctioning 12 of those images off with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Purple Heart Foundation. The auction is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the release of "Full Metal Jacket."

Stanley Kubrick was well-known for being extremely guarded about images being captured on the set of his films, so his allowance of Modine to take photos throughout the process of production was a rare exception to his established rule. The actor carried his Rolleiflex around with him and captured some truly striking images, some showing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the greatest war movies of all time, and others that (if you didn't know better) you would swear came from a real battlefield in the heart of Vietnam.

The photos are being sold as chromogenic 16" x 16" prints on 20" x 24" gelatin silver paper, and each print will be signed by Modine. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Purple Heart Foundation.

The auction runs through July 11 at 5pm EST. If you want to see more of the images or even add one to your collection, you can do so here.

[via Paddle8]

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Lenzy Ruffin's picture

Ho-ly Jesus, what is that? WHAT the f--- is that? WHAT IS THAT, PYLE?!!!

I've seen the first half of that movie way too many times to count.

Dallas Dahms's picture

I saw this in the cinema when it first came out and my initial impression of it was not great. However, over the years, as with most of Kubrick's work, it tends to suck you in and if it's on TCM (which it was just last week) I can't stop watching it.

Paulo Macedo's picture

"Do your parents have other children that live?"
"Sir no Sir!!"
"I bet they regreat that, you're so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece"

"I want that head so clean that the Virgin Mary would be proud to go there and take a dump!"

"100% pure Alabama snake!"

"You talk the talk, do you walk the walk?"

LOL this movie came out near my birthday in 87, i was born in 87 and i freaking love this.
I wonder how great it must be to shoot on location as a still photographer for this kind of movie. Actors, sets, lights and BAMM, amazing shots!