November 29, 2010, - 5:07 pm
Can’t let the day go by without marking the passing of Leslie Nielsen, a usually funny actor. He’s best known for his later-in-life comedic role as Dr. Rumack in “Airplane”–which I love (and his role in “The Poseidon Adventure”). But my favorite Leslie Nielsen movie is the campy “Forbidden Planet.” He was also in “The Naked Gun” and “Spy Hard,” among so many others. I also liked when he played himself in “An American Carol” (read my review), dressed as an Islamic terrorist. Nielsen also did a series of comical Medicare ads, all of which you can find on YouTube.
Check out the trailer, below, followed by a cute Monday Night Football promo he did, and under that, some “highlights” (if you can call it that) from some of his movies. During World War II, Nielsen, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at age 17, and he was trained as a gunner. Leslie Nielsen dead? “Surely, you can’t be serious.” Leslie Nielsen, Rest In Peace.
What’s your fave Leslie Nielsen movie, and why?
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