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Leslie Nielsen

Birthdate:   11 Feb 1926
Category: Movies

Leslie Nielsen is an actor and comedian.

He studied at the Lorne Greene Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto before going to the United States.

Initially Nielsen was a serious dramatic actor, appearing in such 1950s films as the science fiction classic Forbidden Planet or as the ship's captain in 1972's The Poseidon Adventure. Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s he was a staple television guest star, appearing countless times as a doctor, lawyer, or police official, and even in his own brief series The Bold Ones. With his serious demeanor and serious silver-haired appearance, he immediately lent gravitas to any drama he was in.

It was this image that was comedically reversed in the 1980 film comedy Airplane!, so effectively that his career suddenly became one of starring in a succession of broad, kitchen sink comedies. These included Police Squad! and the subsequent The Naked Gun series and a large number of other spoofs and comedies. His movies have sent up disaster movies, hospital dramas, vampire and horror movies, action blockbusters, etc.

His brother, Erik Nielsen, is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. The sibling relationship serves as the premise of an HBO satirical documentary entitled The Canadian Conspiracy in which Leslie Nielsen appears, along with other prominent Canadian born media personalities.

Leslie Nielsen has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6541 Hollywood Blvd, and has been inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

Resume: Filmography:

The Music Within (2006)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Men with Brooms (2002)
Kevin of the North (2001)
2001: A Space Travesty (2001)
The Best of So Graham Norton (2000) (V)
Camouflage (1999)
Pirates: 3D Show (1999)
Dinosaur Park (1998) (voice)
Wrongfully Accused (1998)
Mr. Magoo (1997)
Spy Hard (1996)
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Digger (1993)
Surf Ninjas (1993)
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Chance of a Lifetime (1991)
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Repossessed (1990)
Dangerous Curves (1988)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (1987)
Home Is Where the Hart Is (1987)
Nightstick (1987)
Nuts (1987)
The Patriot (1986)
Soul Man (1986)
Blade in Hong Kong (1985)
Reckless Disregard (1985)
Striker's Mountain (1985)
Cave-In! (1983)
The Night the Bridge Fell Down (1983)
Creepshow (1982)
Foxfire Light (1982)
Wrong is Right (1982)
The Creature Wasn't Nice (1981)
Airplane! (1980)
OHMS (1980)
Project: Kill (1980)
Prom Night (1980)
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
City on Fire (1979)
Institute for Revenge (1979)
Little Mo (1978)
The Amsterdam Kill (1977)
Day of the Animals (1977)
Viva Knievel! (1977)
Brinks: The Great Robbery (1976)
Grand Jury (1976)
Can Ellen Be Saved? (1974)
....And Millions Die! (1973)
The Letters (1973)
Snatched (1973)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler (1971)
The Return of Charlie Chan (1971)
They Call It Murder (1971)
The Aquarians (1970)
Hauser's Memory (1970)
Incident in San Francisco (1970)
Night Slaves (1970)
Deadlock (1969)
Four Rode Out (1969)
How to Commit Marriage (1969)
Trial Run (1969)
Counterpoint (1968)
Dayton's Devils (1968)
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
How to Steal the World (1968)
Rosie! (1968)
Shadow Over Elveron (1968)
Code Name: Heraclitus (1967)
Companions in Nightmare (1967)
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Beau Geste (1966)
The Plainsman (1966)
Dark Intruder (1965)
Harlow (1965)
Night Train to Paris (1964)
See How They Run (1964)
The Sheepman (1958)
Hot Summer Night (1957)
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
The Opposite Sex (1956)
Ransom! (1956)
The Vagabond King (1956 Share on Facebook

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