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Leslie Nielsen
Born February 11, 1926
Died November 28, 2010

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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.

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The Poseidon Adventure Captain Harrison
Airplane! Dr. Rumack
Forbidden Planet Commander John J. Adams
Spy Hard Dick Steele
Scary Movie 3 President Baxter Harris
Scary Movie 4 Präs. Baxter Harris
S.P.Q.R. - 2000 e ½ anni fa Lucio Cinico
Family Plan Harry Haber
Repossessed Father Jebedaiah Mayii
Surf Ninjas Colonel Chi
2001: A Space Travesty Richard " Dick " Dix
Stan Helsing Kay
Wrong Is Right Mallory
Superhero Movie Uncle Albert Adams
Chilly Dogs Clive Thorton / Cab Driver
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Count Dracula
Soul Man Mr. Dunbar
Wrongfully Accused Ryan Harrison
Mr. Magoo Mr. Quincy Magoo
How to Steal the World General Maximilian Harmon
Men with Brooms Gordon Cutter
Nuts Allen Green
Spanish Movie Doctor Nielsen
An American Carol Leslie Nielsen
The Creature Wasn't Nice Capt. Jamieson
Rent-a-Kid Harry Haber
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Lt. Frank Drebin
Prom Night Mr. Hammond
Santa Who? Santa Claus
The Reluctant Astronaut Major Fred Gifford
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Lt. Frank Drebin
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Frank Drebin
Tammy and the Bachelor Peter Brent
The Opposite Sex Steve Hilliard
Creepshow Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
Day of the Animals Paul Jenson
The Unknown Marx Brothers Narrator
Camouflage Jack Potter
Viva Knievel! Stanley Millard
Dangerous Curves Greg Krevske
Four Rode Out Mr Brown
Dark Intruder Brett Kingsford
Hot Summer Night William Joel Partain
Foxfire Light Reece Morgan
The Amsterdam Kill Riley Knight
Project: Kill John Trevor
City on Fire Mayor William Dudley
How to Commit Marriage Phil Fletcher
Cave In! Joe Johnson
Gunfight in Abilene Grant Evers
Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video Himself
Ransom! Charlie Telfer
Harvey Dr. Chumley
Counterpoint Victor Rice
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Willowby's butler
Rosie! Cabot Shaw
Can Ellen Be Saved? Arnold Lindsey
The Battle of Gettysburg Narrator
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Harry Walsh
The Night The Bridge Fell Down Paul Warren
Night Slaves Sheriff Henshaw
See How They Run Elliott Green
Night Train to Paris Alan Holiday
Home is Where the Hart Is Sheriff Nashville Schwartz
Beau Geste Lt. De Ruse
All I Want for Christmas Santa
They Call It Murder
The Sheepman Col. Stephen Bedford
Change of Mind Sheriff Webb
Harlow Richard Manley
The Patriot Admiral Frazer
The Plainsman Col. George Armstrong Custer
Journey to the Outer Limits (voice)
Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest Dr. Rumack (archive footage)
Back to the Future Part II. Behind the scenes. Host
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League Mayor of Charlestown

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