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Leslie Nielsen


Ле́сли Уи́льям Ни́льсен (англ. Leslie William Nielsen; 11 февраля 1926, Реджайна, Саскачеван, Канада — 28 ноября 2010, Форт-Лодердейл, Флорида, США[1]) — канадский и американский актёр, наиболее известный по комедийным ролям в фильмах 1980-х — 2000-х годов.

Leslie William Nielsen, OC (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010)[1] was a Canadian and naturalized American actor and comedian.[2][3] Nielsen appeared in over one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters.[4] 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 make his film debut in 1956, and began collecting roles in dramas, westerns, and romance films. Nielsen's lead roles 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."[5] 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.[6] In the final two decades 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 both the Canada and Hollywood Walk of Fame.

( 1926 - 2010 )
  Rent-a-Kid   1995
IMDB > 7      
  Airplane!   1980
  The Poseidon Adventure   1972
  Forbidden Planet   1956
  Music Within   2007
> 6      
  Creepshow   1982
  Ransom!   1956
  The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!   1988
  The Opposite Sex   1956
  Tammy and the Bachelor   1957
  The Reluctant Astronaut   1967
  The Sheepman   1958
  The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear   1991
  Nuts   1987
  The Kentucky Fried Movie   1977
  Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult   1994
> 5      
  Prom Night   1980
  Day of the Animals   1977
  Wrong Is Right   1982
  Dracula: Dead and Loving It   1995
  Wrongfully Accused   1998
  Santa Who?   2000
  Men with Brooms   2002
  All I Want for Christmas   1991
  Scary Movie 3   2003
  Scary Movie 4   2006