History Creator / LeslieNielsen

16th Oct '17 12:09:02 PM MBG
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Especially towards the end of his career, he started featuring in worse and worse movies... and was consistently a highlight in them. Even before then, he gave a perfect delivery to every bit of RapidFireComedy he was handed.
-->'''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}:''' Some of the jokes he saves in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' movies should be verified by the Catholic church as miracles. For example, he once looked up a woman's dress, told her she had a nice beaver and he was talking about a taxidermy prop. If he can make that hilarious, surely you have to consider him for comedic sainthood.
6th Oct '17 4:37:27 AM themisterfree
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* ''Film/SurfNinjas''
13th Apr '17 12:21:26 PM Taskmaster123
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** It can be very jarring for those who've only seen his comedic roles to come across his earlier, dramatic performances. He was a highly skilled dramatic actor, and when playing psychopaths or other hardened characters, he brought a chilling intensity to the role.
11th Mar '17 2:52:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Canadian Conspiracy'', a 1985 HBO {{Mockumentary}} which riffs on the fact that his older brother Erik was Deputy Prime Minister to [[CanadianPolitics Brian Mulroney]], and included a whole bunch of Canadians in Hollywood (including both LorneGreene and LorneMichaels, to say nothing of Creator/WilliamShatner and MichaelJFox) trying to subvert the US government. Yes.

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* ''The Canadian Conspiracy'', a 1985 HBO {{Mockumentary}} which riffs on the fact that his older brother Erik was Deputy Prime Minister to [[CanadianPolitics Brian Mulroney]], and included a whole bunch of Canadians in Hollywood (including both LorneGreene and LorneMichaels, Creator/LorneMichaels, to say nothing of Creator/WilliamShatner and MichaelJFox) Creator/MichaelJFox) trying to subvert the US government. Yes.
8th Feb '17 9:00:17 AM GlitteringFlowers
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He is, however, best known for [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome his comedic career]], starting with a CastingGag role in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', where [[TheComicallySerious his deadpan delivery in the face of nonstop absurdity stole the film.]] The film's success rejuvenated his career, and Nielsen soon found himself starring in other comic works, most notably ''Series/PoliceSquad'' and ''Film/TheNakedGun''. All together, he has appeared in over a hundred films and 1,500 television programs.

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He is, however, best known for [[LeslieNielsenSyndrome his comedic career]], starting with a CastingGag role in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', where [[TheComicallySerious his deadpan delivery in the face of nonstop absurdity stole the film.]] The film's success rejuvenated his career, and Nielsen soon found himself starring in other comic works, most notably ''Series/PoliceSquad'' and ''Film/TheNakedGun''. All together, he has appeared in over a hundred films and 1,500 television programs.
programs, and was so well-loved as a comical actor that Creator/RogerEbert gave him the AffectionateNickname "Creator/LaurenceOlivier of spoofs".
5th Sep '16 11:51:43 AM BatmanKalEl
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5th Sep '16 11:50:10 AM BatmanKalEl
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* LeslieNielsenSyndrome: TropeNamer, of course, surely the change starting with ''Film/{{Airplane}}''. (And don't call him Shirley!)
* MarketBasedTitle: In Spain, some of his comedic movies are renamed to "verb related to the movie" + ''como puedas'' (as you can):
** ''Aterriza como puedas'' (''Film/{{Airplane}}'')
** ''Agárralo como puedas'' (''Film/TheNakedGun'')
** ''Espía como puedas'' (''Film/SpyHard'')
** ''Acampa como puedas'' (''Family Plan'')
** ''2001: Despega como puedas'' (''[[Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceTravesty 2001: A Space Travesty]]'')
** ''Esquía como puedas'' (''Kevin of the North'')
5th Sep '16 11:49:26 AM BatmanKalEl
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* CareerResurrection
1st Jun '16 11:40:38 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''
* ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure''



* ''Film/AllIWantForChristmas''



* ''Film/DayOfTheAnimals''



* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''



* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': He plays a colonel in one episode gaslit into thinking he has battle fatigue and going stateside to cool off.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': He plays a colonel in one episode gaslit into thinking he has battle fatigue and going stateside to cool off.



* ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure''
* ''Film/PromNight1980''



* ''Film/VivaKnievel''



* ''Film/PromNight1980''
* ''Film/DayOfTheAnimals''
* ''Film/VivaKnievel''

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* ''Film/PromNight1980''
* ''Film/DayOfTheAnimals''
* ''Film/VivaKnievel''
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