Capturing an icon: Hollywood actor Matthew Modine brings Full Metal Jacket Diary to Houston

More than 30 years later after Full Metal Jacket turned him into a movie star, actor, and filmmaker Matthew Modine is revisiting his time on the set of the iconic Stanley Kubrick’s war film in a new photographic exhibition coming to Houston’s Alta Arts. Modine, who recently gained fans with his role on Netflix’s hit show ‘Stranger Things,’ joined Houston Life with details on ‘Full Metal Jacket Diary’ and the importance of these behind-the-scenes images.

HOUSTON – There’s no doubt that Matthew Modine is an acting force to be reckoned with.

Known for his famous roles as the title character in ‘Birdy’ and high school wrestler Louden Swain in ‘Vision Quest,’ the actor gained millions of new fans as the mysterious and frightening Dr. Martin Brenner on Netflix‘s hit ‘Stranger Things.’

But the actor and filmmaker is also getting a lot of recognition for the behind-the-scenes photographs he took while filming the iconic Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam war film, “Full Metal Jacket,” where Modine played Private Joker.

Modine has a photographic exhibition at Alta Arts in Houston called Full Metal Jacket Diary, and he joined us to chat about the importance of these images and his enduring career.

The actor will give a talk and Q+A session on Saturday, January 22, 2022, in Alta Arts.

For tickets and more information about how to attend, click here.

To watch Modine’s complete interview, watch the video above,


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