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Up on that screen is a woman with her breastesses hangin' out, you ain't even bothered to look. You just been clockin' ME. Now I know I'm pretty, but I ain't as pretty as a couple o' titties.
~ Drexl Spivey

Drexl Spivey is a major antagonist in the 1993 action-romance film True Romance, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. He serves as the primary villain for the first quarter of the movie.

He is portrayed by the Academy Award winning actor Gary Oldman, who also played Norman Stansfield in The Professional, Ivan Korshunov in Air Force One, Carnegie in The Book of Eli, Mason Verger in Hannibal, Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg in The Fifth Element, Lord Shen in DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda 2, Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula, Dreyfus in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Ruber in Quest For Camelot by Warner Bros., Dr. Zachary Smith in Lost in Space, General Grawl in Planet 51, and Vladislav Dukhovich in The Hitman's Bodyguard.


Drexl Spivey is a pimp and drug dealer in Detroit. He does most of his business with a mobster named "Blue" Lou Boyle, and Boyle's associate, Vincenzo Coccotti. Drexl "thinks he's black"; he speaks in Ebonics, wears his hair in dreadlocks and sports gold teeth. 

Drexl and his bodyguard Marty are first seen in a hotel with a drug dealer named Big Don and his associate to buy cocaine. During a raunchy conversation about "eating pussy", Drexl kills Big Don and his associate and he and Marty take the cocaine.

Drexl takes in a young woman named Alabama Whitman, a girl from Tallahassee, Florida who came to Detroit to get away from her home. She works for him for him for 3 days, and disappears. Soon afterward, Alabama's new husband, Clarence Worley, shows up at Drexl's apartment and says that she will not be working for him anymore. Drexl demands to compensated for his time and "peace of mind". Clarence hands him an envelope that he says contains what Drexl's "peace of mind" is worth, "and not a penny more"; the envelope is empty.

Enraged, Drexl fights Clarence, and with Marty's help gets the upper hand. He finds Clarence's address in his wallet and tells Marty to go there and bring Alabama back. Clarence pulls out a gun, kills Marty, and shoots Drexl in the groin and face, killing him. He also unknowingly takes Drexl's cocaine, setting the rest of the story in motion.


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