Tribute to legendary funny man- Leslie Nielsen

 

Leslie Nielsen, the hilarious actor from ‘The Naked Gun’ and ‘Airplain!’ movies , has left an legacy of comedy and really funny moments.

The Canadian-born Nielsen came to Hollywood in the mid-1950s after performing in 150 live television dramas in New York. With a craggily handsome face, blond hair and 6-foot-2 height, he seemed ideal for a movie leading man.

Nielsen was indeed a lead actor for decades in Hollywood, appearing the 1956 sci-fi classic ‘Forbidden Planet’ as well as ‘The Poseidon Adventure.’ But his turn in 1980’s classic comedy ‘Airplane!’ as a deadpan doctor on a doomed flight, changed his career forever as he switched gears to become one of Hollywood’s top comic talents.

His turn as detective Frank Drebin in ‘The Naked Gun’ was a smash and was followed by two sequels. The role in the comedy actual was born in the short lived TV series ‘Police Squad’ which had followed on the heels of Nielsen’s success in ‘Airplane!’

Source: popeater.com

‘Airplane!’ and ‘The Naked Gun’ Tribute

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~ by tallhorsewines on November 29, 2010.

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