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Louis Gossett Jr. as Sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982
“Where’ve you been all your lives? Listening to Mick Jagger
and bad-mouthin’ our country, I’ll bet!” Sergeant Foley spends the majority of his on-screen presence screaming expletives like this at the new aviation school recruits, taking a particular disliking to Richard Gere’s Zack Mayo. However, while he loses his temper countless times, not once does he lose his immaculate and clean-cut appearance. His flawless military uniform comprises a light beige khaki safari
shirt with two breast pockets, one of which proudly displays his medals, a beige tie held strictly in place by a gold tie bar, dark green trousers and a polished black leather belt. Paired with a forest green campaign hat, a wooden cane and a thunderous voice, the result is a merciless, seen-it-all-before Sergeant who won’t take unpolished boots
for an answer.