Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie William Nielsen, OC (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 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
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Birthday
    2/11/1926
Spy Hard
Spy Hard
5.364
Family Plan
Family Plan
4.8
2001: A Space Travesty
2001: A Space Travesty
4.335
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
6.04
Wrongfully Accused
Wrongfully Accused
5.89
Mr. Magoo
Mr. Magoo
4.4
Rent-a-Kid
Rent-a-Kid
5.525
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
6.479
Prom Night
Prom Night
5.666
Santa Who?
Santa Who?
5.4
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
7.242
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
6.785
The Unknown Marx Brothers
The Unknown Marx Brothers
5.4
Camouflage
Camouflage
4.209
Dark Intruder
Dark Intruder
6.147
Hot Summer Night
Hot Summer Night
5.8
Project: Kill
Project: Kill
5
Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video
Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video
4.5
Can Ellen Be Saved?
Can Ellen Be Saved?
5
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
5.8
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler
5.6
Night Train to Paris
Night Train to Paris
5.35
The Boy Who Flew with Condors
The Boy Who Flew with Condors
6
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier
5.3
Striker's Mountain
Striker's Mountain
0
Journey to the Outer Limits
Journey to the Outer Limits
6.2
Sixth and Main
Sixth and Main
0
Noël Noël
Noël Noël
7
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf My Way
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf My Way
3.5
Pirates: 3D Show
Pirates: 3D Show
7
The Nutcracker and the Mouseking
The Nutcracker and the Mouseking
6.1
The Railway Dragon
The Railway Dragon
0
Deadlock
Deadlock
0
Grand Jury
0
The Reluctant Astronaut
The Reluctant Astronaut
6.014
Tammy and the Bachelor
Tammy and the Bachelor
7.2
Day of the Animals
Day of the Animals
5.219
Harvey
Harvey
4.5
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
6.6
Dayton's Devils
0
Snatched
Snatched
6.7
The Velvet Alley
The Velvet Alley
0
Incident in San Francisco
Incident in San Francisco
0
Reckless Disregard
Reckless Disregard
0
Chance of a Lifetime
Chance of a Lifetime
6
Code Name: Heraclitus
Code Name: Heraclitus
0
Airplane!
Airplane!
7.3
Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet
7.262
S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago
S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago
4.769
Repossessed
Repossessed
5.158
Stan Helsing
Stan Helsing
4.233
Chilly Dogs
Chilly Dogs
5.514
An American Carol
An American Carol
4.259
Spaceship
Spaceship
3.827
Four Rode Out
Four Rode Out
4.5
Foxfire Light
Foxfire Light
5
The Amsterdam Kill
The Amsterdam Kill
5
Cave-In!
Cave-In!
3
Gunfight in Abilene
Gunfight in Abilene
6.5
Ransom!
Ransom!
7.2
Beau Geste
Beau Geste
6
Digger
Digger
5.333
Shadow Over Elveron
Shadow Over Elveron
9.5
The Sheepman
The Sheepman
6.728
The Aquarians
The Aquarians
0
Dark Possession
0
Stonerville
Stonerville
3.4
Brinks: The Great Robbery
Brinks: The Great Robbery
0
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet
4.5
Cocoon
Cocoon
0
Trial Run
Trial Run
0
Surf Ninjas
Surf Ninjas
4.988
Creepshow
Creepshow
6.919
City on Fire
City on Fire
5
How to Commit Marriage
How to Commit Marriage
4
Counterpoint
Counterpoint
6.1
Change of Mind
Change of Mind
5
Amanda Fallon
Amanda Fallon
0
An Audience with Jimmy Tarbuck
An Audience with Jimmy Tarbuck
0
Superhero Movie
Superhero Movie
5.245
The Creature Wasn't Nice (Original Director's Cut)
The Creature Wasn't Nice (Original Director's Cut)
0
How to Steal the World
How to Steal the World
4.9
Viva Knievel!
Viva Knievel!
3.6
The Night the Bridge Fell Down
The Night the Bridge Fell Down
5.3
Hauser's Memory
Hauser's Memory
7
The Letters
The Letters
7
Companions in Nightmare
Companions in Nightmare
5.5
Nightstick
Nightstick
3.6
Blade in Hong Kong
Blade in Hong Kong
0
The Patriot
The Patriot
3.7
The Dawson Patrol
0
Back to the Future Part II - Back to the Future Night
Back to the Future Part II - Back to the Future Night
7.533
Scary Movie 3
Scary Movie 3
5.978
Scary Movie 4
Scary Movie 4
5.48
Soul Man
Soul Man
5.358
The Opposite Sex
The Opposite Sex
5.2
Night Slaves
Night Slaves
7
See How They Run
See How They Run
0
The Vagabond King
The Vagabond King
6.6
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery
0
Rosie!
Rosie!
0
Home is Where the Hart Is
Home is Where the Hart Is
3.7
...And Millions Die!
...And Millions Die!
0
The Plainsman
The Plainsman
4.8
OHMS
OHMS
5
Wrong Is Right
Wrong Is Right
5.5
Nuts
Nuts
6.3
Little Mo
Little Mo
7.5
Harlow
Harlow
5.3
The Return of Charlie Chan
The Return of Charlie Chan
6.5
Institute for Revenge
0
The Poseidon Adventure
The Poseidon Adventure
7.096
Dangerous Curves
Dangerous Curves
3.3
All I Want for Christmas
All I Want for Christmas
5.601
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League
5.4
Music Within
Music Within
6.567
They Call It Murder
They Call It Murder
6.3
Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest
Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest
7.343
Safety Patrol!
Safety Patrol!
4.4
Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon
Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon
7
Men with Brooms
Men with Brooms
5.271
The Canadian Conspiracy
The Canadian Conspiracy
0
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
8.2
Spanish Movie
Spanish Movie
4.925
Twilight Theatre
Twilight Theatre
0
WWE SummerSlam 1994
WWE SummerSlam 1994
8
Halloween
Halloween
7.56
Airplane II: The Sequel
Airplane II: The Sequel
6.073
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