Hello... Great Article..Comic actor Leslie Nielsen, star of the “Airplane” movies and “Naked Gun” series, died on Sunday. Have you seen any of his work? What are your favorite lines or moments? Who are your favorite comedians, or comic actors, in general? Why?
In her obituary of Mr. Nielson, Anita Gates writes:
Leslie Nielsen, the Canadian-born actor who in middle age tossed aside three decades of credibility in dramatic and romantic roles to make a new, far more successful career as a comic actor in films like “Airplane!” and the “Naked Gun” series, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.
…in the low-budget, big-money-making 1980 disaster-movie parody “Airplane!” he was cast as a clueless doctor on board a possibly doomed jetliner. Critics and audiences alike praised his deadpan comic delivery, and his career was reborn.