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G.D. Spradlin

Highest Rated: 98% Apocalypse Now (1979)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Hunting Party (1971)

Birthday: Aug 31, 1920

Birthplace: Not Available

Before making his career switch to acting, G.D. Spradlin had been a prosperous Texas business tycoon and a highly respected history teacher. In films from 1968's Will Penny, the actor is perhaps best remembered for his work as on-the-take Senator Pat Geary in The Godfather, Part 2 (1974). His regal, assured bearing made him a natural for such forceful characterizations as LBJ in the 1990 TV movie Robert Kennedy and His Times. Spradlin has also played his share of high-ranking military officers, most memorably in Apocalypse Now (1979). A somewhat more avuncular G. D. Spradlin was seen in the role of Baptist minister (and erstwhile movie producer) Reverend Lemon in Ed Wood (1994).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% Apocalypse Now Redux Corman $2M 2001
69% The Long Kiss Goodnight President 1996
No Score Yet Riders of the Purple Sage Pastor Dyer 1996
32% Nick of Time Mystery Man 1995
14% Canadian Bacon R.J. Hacker 1995
92% Ed Wood Rev. Lemon 1994
10% Clifford Parker 1994
No Score Yet Carolina Skeletons Hiram Stoker 1992
85% The War of the Roses Harry Thurmont 1989
No Score Yet Gone to Texas Andrew Jackson 1986
No Score Yet Resting Place Sam Jennings 1986
No Score Yet Tank Sheriff Buelton 1984
38% The Lords of Discipline Gen. Bentley Durrell 1983
33% Wrong Is Right Philindros 1982
30% The Formula Clements 1980
83% North Dallas Forty B.A. Strothers 1979
98% Apocalypse Now Corman 1979
No Score Yet Maneaters Are Loose Actor 1978
No Score Yet And I Alone Survived Bob Elder 1978
88% One on One Coach Moreland Smith 1977
50% MacArthur Gen. Eichelberger 1977
97% The Godfather, Part II Sen. Pat Geary 1974
0% The Hunting Party Sam Bayard 1971
88% Monte Walsh Hat Henderson 1970
55% Tora! Tora! Tora! Cmdr. Maurice E. Curts 1970
63% Zabriskie Point Lee's Associate 1970
No Score Yet Hell's Angels '69 Detective 1969
85% Will Penny Anse Howard 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Martin 1977
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Collins 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Jenks Chip 1970
1968
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
1988-1989
Rear Adm. Raymond Spruance

QUOTES FROM G.D. Spradlin CHARACTERS

General says: Well, you see Willard . . . In this war, things get confused out there, power, ideals, the old morality, practical military necessity. But out there with these natives, it must be a temptation to be god. Because there's a conflict in every human heart, between the rational and the irrational, between good and evil. And good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature. Every man has got a breaking point. You and I have one. Walter Kurtz has reached his. And very obviously, he has gone insane.

Colonel says: Your mission is to proceed up the Nung River in a Navy patrol boat. Pick up Colonel Kurtz's path at Nu Mung Ba, follow it and learn what you can along the way. When you find the Colonel, infiltrate his team by whatever means available and terminate the Colonel's command.

Capt. Benjamin Willard says: Terminate the Colonel?

General says: He's out there operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct. And he is still in the field commanding troops.

Sheriff Buelton says: Did you call me a pussy communist?

Senator Pat Geary says: Freddie, that thing can't be real

Senator Pat Geary says: Freddie, that thing can't be real.

Fredo Corleone says: Sure it is. That's why they call him Superman

Fredo Corleone says: Sure it is. That's why they call him Superman.

Reverend Lemon says: Do you reject Satan and all of his evils?

Bunny Breckinridge says: ...Sure.