Matthew Avery Modine is an actor, activist, and filmmaker.
Full Metal Jacket.   On this episode we are joined by Matthew Modine . Matthew Modine is an American actor, activist and filmmaker, who rose to prominence through his role as United States Marine Corps Private Joker in Full Metal Jacket. His other film roles include the title character in Birdy, the high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, Joe Slovak in Gross Anatomy, Drake Goodman in Pacific Heights and Dr. Ralph Wyman in Short Cuts. On television, Modine portrayed the villainous Dr. Martin Brenner in Stranger Things, the oversexed Sullivan Groff on Weeds, Dr. Don Francis in And the Band Played On and Ivan Turing in Proof. Please support the Mark and Me Podcast here
Rich and the guys discuss the scariest movies they’ve ever seen, and the movies too scary to see (1:01). Rich breaks down the decision of Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn to stick with Tyrod Taylor as his starting QB despite the impressive debut of rookie Justin Herbert (10:29). Actor Matthew Modine dials in to reveal what it was like filming Stanley Kubrick’s classic Viet Nam War movie ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ and commiserates with Rich about their painful Knicks fandom (21:57). The guys wrap up the hour discussing why Chris Brockman refuses to watch old movies (44:51).    Thank you to today's sponsors: BetOnline = Visit and use promo code "podcastone" to receive a 50% off welcome bonus. Geico = Visit In just 15 minutes you could save 15% or more on car insurance. NFL Gamepass = Where football never stops. Visit to start your free trial today.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Whether you know him best from Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (just reissued in Ultra-High-Definition) or such memorable films as Birdy, Orphans, Short Cuts, or The Dark Knight Rises or if you just discovered him on Stranger Things, Matthew Modine is a talented and versatile actor who’s been working steadily since the 1980s. What’s more, he grew up in the rarefied setting of drive-in movie theaters, which his father managed. Charming, articulate and easy to talk to, Matthew proved to be a wonderful conversationalist for Leonard and Jessie to engage with. Be sure to check out the Full Metal Jacket Diary in the Apple iPad App Store!
Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Dark Knight Rises, Stranger Things) talks with Chris about promoting projects, his interesting family history and he talks about teaching acting, Chris also talks about his love for Vision Quest, Matthew talks about working with Stanley Kubrick on Full Metal Jacket and he talks about his new movie Miss Virginia, in theaters now!
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Mar 22nd, 1959
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7 hours, 50 minutes
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