9:24am PT by Andy Lewis
'Full Metal Jacket' Star Matthew Modine Auctioning Personal Set Photos
Matthew Modine, who played the lead role of Pvt. Joker, is auctioning a dozen of his personal behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the classic Vietnam War movie Full Metal Jacket. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Purple Heart Foundation, which aids veterans, especially those wounded in combat. Online auctioneer Paddle8 is hosting the sale and bidding runs from June 26-July 11.
Modine got a Rolleiflex camera as a present from a friend and decided document the nearly two-year-long making of the classic movie, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and, amazingly, director Stanley Kubrick, known for usually keeping a tight lid on his sets, allowed him pretty free reign. The resulting photos offer an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the making of the classic movie. Modine previously showed some of the photos in his book Full Metal Jacket Diary (which is being re-released as an app on iTunes this year for the anniversary) but this is the first time fans will be able to buy a fine art print version, which is also personally inscribed by Modine.
See the photos up for auction below.