Leslie Nielsen

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1926-02-11

Place of Birth
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Leslie Nielsen

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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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1972
The Poseidon Adventure
7.3
1980
Airplane!
7.2
1956
Forbidden Planet
7.3
1996
Spy Hard
5.1
2003
Scary Movie 3
5.9
2006
Scary Movie 4
5.4
1995
S.P.Q.R. - 2000 e ½ anni fa
4.5
1997
Family Plan
5.2
1990
Repossessed
4.7
1993
Surf Ninjas
4.5
2000
2001: A Space Travesty
4.1
2009
Stan Helsing
4.2
1982
Wrong Is Right
5.6
2008
Superhero Movie
5.1
2001
Chilly Dogs
5.8
1995
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
5.8
1986
Soul Man
5.4
1998
Wrongfully Accused
5.8
1997
Mr. Magoo
4.1
1968
How to Steal the World
3.8
2002
Men with Brooms
4.6
1987
Nuts
6.4
2009
Spanish Movie
4.7
2008
An American Carol
3.8
1983
The Creature Wasn't Nice
4.4
1995
Rent-a-Kid
5.7
1994
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
6.5
1980
Prom Night
5.6
2000
Santa Who?
5.5
1967
The Reluctant Astronaut
6.4
1988
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
7.2
1991
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
6.8
1957
Tammy and the Bachelor
7.2
1956
The Opposite Sex
5.6
1982
Creepshow
6.8
1977
Day of the Animals
5.1
1993
The Unknown Marx Brothers
6.7
2001
Camouflage
5.0
1977
Viva Knievel!
3.0
1988
Dangerous Curves
3.8
1969
Four Rode Out
5.0
1965
Dark Intruder
5.9
1957
Hot Summer Night
7.0
1982
Foxfire Light
5.0
1978
The Amsterdam Kill
5.5
1976
Project: Kill
5.0
1979
City on Fire
5.6
1969
How to Commit Marriage
3.0
1983
Cave In!
0.0
1967
Gunfight in Abilene
4.7
1997
Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video
5.0
1956
Ransom!
7.3
1996
Harvey
3.0
1968
Counterpoint
5.9
1995
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
7.0
1967
Rosie!
0.0
1974
Can Ellen Be Saved?
5.0
1955
The Battle of Gettysburg
6.0
1971
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler
5.3
1983
The Night The Bridge Fell Down
0.0
1970
Night Slaves
6.0
1964
See How They Run
0.0
1964
Night Train to Paris
5.1
1987
Home is Where the Hart Is
5.0
1966
Beau Geste
5.8
1956
The Vagabond King
5.7
1993
Digger
0.0
1970
Hauser's Memory
6.0
1991
All I Want for Christmas
5.9
1973
The Letters
0.0
1968
Dayton's Devils
0.0
1971
They Call It Murder
7.5
1967
The Boy Who Flew with Condors
0.0
1968
Companions in Nightmare
5.5
1978
Little Mo
7.5
1968
Shadow Over Elveron
9.0
1958
The Sheepman
6.2
1973
Snatched
0.0
1993
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier
5.3
1969
Deadlock
0.0
1987
Nightstick
4.5
1985
Blade in Hong Kong
0.0
1973
...And Millions Die!
0.0
1985
Striker's Mountain
0.0
1969
Change of Mind
0.0
1965
Harlow
5.3
1979
The Return of Charlie Chan
5.0
1986
The Patriot
5.0
1970
The Aquarians
0.0
1966
The Plainsman
0.0
1959
The Velvet Alley
0.0
1973
Journey to the Outer Limits
0.0
1977
The Dawson Patrol
0.0
2007
Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest
7.1
1971
Incident in San Francisco
0.0
1989
Back to the Future Part II. Behind the scenes.
5.5
2008
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League
4.8
1954
Dark Possession
0.0
1986
Reckless Disregard
0.0
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