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  • In Honor of Leslie Nielsen: Airplane! 1980, For Mod Movie Monday

    Posted on November 29th, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    leslie-nielsonIf I were to list all the movies and TV shows Leslie Nielsen appeared it, I’d have to have my ISP increase my bandwith. Leslie Nielsen started acting on-screen in 1950 and never took a break. For 60 years he’s been entertaining us, first as one of TV’s early tough-guy actors, appearing in just about every TV show that was on the air from Rawhide to The Untouchables, The Fugitive to Route 66, and later Love Boat to Fantasy Island to The Golden Girls and everything in between. He was the Commander in Forbidden Planet long before Airplane! changed his career, exposing his hidden comedic talents. Later he was Dracula in Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Mr. Magoo and of course LT. Frank Drebin in Police Squad! and The Naked Gun movies. (He was actually in an episode of The Naked City, too). He continued to make screwball comedies, playing it straight (yet funny as hell) through the craziest of rolls in movies like Spy Hard, Scary Movie 3 and Superhero Movie. According to IMDB, he was working on two movies recently.

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    From ingenue to comedic genius, Leslie Nielsen has had (in what might have been his own words) a long, hard, throbbing, full career. But nothing came close to his completely understated performance in

    Airplane! 1980

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