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Leslie Nielsen

  • Born on
    • February 11th, 1926
  • Died on
    • November 28th, 2010
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leslie William Nielsen, OC (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian and naturalized American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in over one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his television debut in 1948, he quickly expanded to over 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, and began collecting roles in dramas, westerns, and romance films. Nielsen's performances in the films Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) received positive reviews as a serious actor, though he is primarily known for his comedic roles. Although Nielsen's acting career crossed a variety of genres in both television and films, his deadpan delivery in Airplane! (1980) marked a turning point in his career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." Nielsen enjoyed further success with The Naked Gun film series (1988 – 1994), based on a short-lived television series Police Squad! in which he starred earlier. His portrayal of serious characters seemingly oblivious to (and complicit in) their absurd surroundings gave him a reputation as a comedian. In the final years of his career, Nielsen appeared in multiple spoof and parody films, many of which were met poorly by critics, but performed well in box office and home media releases. Nielsen married four times and had two daughters from his second marriage. He was recognized with a variety of awards throughout his career, and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Leslie Nielsen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Filmography

Acting (52 Credits)

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2009Stan Helsing as KayWatch Free
2009Spanish Movie as Doctor Nielsen
2008An American Carol as Leslie NielsenWatch Free
2008Superhero Movie as Uncle Albert Adams
2008Slap Shot 3: The Junior League as Mayor of Charlestown
2007Blue Harvest as Dr. Rumack (archive voice)
2007Music Within as Bill Austin
2006Scary Movie 4 as Präs. Baxter Harris
2003Scary Movie 3 as President Baxter Harris
2002Men with Brooms as Gordon Cutter
2001Camouflage as Jack Potter
2001Kevin of the North as Clive Thorton / Cab Driver
20002001: A Space Travesty as Richard " Dick " Dix
2000Santa Who? as Santa ClausWatch Free
1998Wrongfully Accused as Ryan Harrison
1998Safety Patrol as Mr. Penn
1997Family Plan as Harry Haber
1997Mr. Magoo as Mr. Quincy Magoo
1996Spy Hard as Dick Steele
1995Rent-a-Kid as Harry Haber
1995Dracula: Dead and Loving It as Count Dracula
1994Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult as Lt. Frank Drebin
1994S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago as Lucio Cinico
1993Surf Ninjas as Colonel Chi
1991The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear as Frank DrebinWatch Free
1991All I Want for Christmas as Santa
1990Repossessed as Father Jebedaiah Mayii
1988The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! as Lt. Frank Drebin
1988Dangerous Curves as Greg KrevskeWatch Free
1987Nuts as Allen Green
1986Soul Man as Mr. Dunbar
1982Police Squad! as Frank Drebin
1982Creepshow as Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
1982Wrong Is Right as Mallory
1982Airplane II: The Sequel as Dr. Rumack (archive footage)
1982Police Squad! as Lt. Frank Drebin
1981The Creature Wasn't Nice as Capt. Jamieson
1980Prom Night as Mr. HammondWatch Free
1980Airplane! as Dr. Rumack
1979City on Fire as Mayor William Dudley
1977Day of the Animals as Paul JensonWatch Free
1977Viva Knievel! as Stanley Millard
1972The Poseidon Adventure as Captain Harrison
1967The Reluctant Astronaut as Major Fred Gifford
1967Counterpoint as Victor Rice
1966Beau Geste as Lt. De Ruse
1965Harlow as Richard Manley
1958The Sheepman as Col. Stephen Bedford
1957Tammy and the Bachelor as Peter Brent
1956Forbidden Planet as Commander John J. Adams
1956Ransom! as Charlie Telfer
1956The Opposite Sex as Steve Hilliard
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