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Encyclopedia > G.D. Spradlin

Greenwald Donald Spradlin (born August 31, 1920 in Daylight Township, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA) is an American character actor. He often plays devious Southern types. August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ...


He first began his career as a lawyer, then became an Independent Oil producer. Before he turned to acting he was active in local politics. He joined the Oklahoma Repertory Theatre in 1964.


One of his most famous roles was as a deeply corrupt senator in The Godfather, Part II, who gets the ultimate form of blackmail when he speaks down to Michael Corleone. He also played one of the co-conspirators in the attemped assassination of a state governor in Nick of Time. Among his film credits include Apocalypse Now (as one of the men who assign Martin Sheen's character into the search mission) Ed Wood and The Long Kiss Goodnight as the United States President. Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II The Godfather, Part II is the 1974 sequel to The Godfather. ... -1... The expression Nick of Time (in the nick of time means just in time) is also the title of the following works. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American film directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script by John Milius (rewritten by Coppola) which was inspired by Joseph Conrads classic novella Heart of Darkness. ... Martin Sheen Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (born August 3, 1940), better known as Martin Sheen, is an American actor, best known for his roles in the film Apocalypse Now, and currently as President Josiah Bartlet on the television drama The West Wing. ... Ed Wood can refer to: The movie director Ed Wood, Jr. ... The 1996 thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight stars Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ...


Spradlin retired from acting after his last film Dick (movie). Dick is a 1999 US comedy movie directed by Andrew Fleming from a script by himself and Sheryl Longin. ...


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