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Leslie Carlson is a Actor American born on 24 february 1933 at Mitchell (USA)

Leslie Carlson

Leslie Carlson
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Birth name Leslie Merle Carlson
Nationality USA
Birth 24 february 1933 at Mitchell (USA)
Death 3 may 2014 (at 81 years)

Leslie Merle Carlson (February 24, 1933 — May 3, 2014) was an American Canadian film and television character actor who acted on stage in Canada, the U.S. and England. His films include the horror films Deranged and Black Christmas, and his television credits include The Twilight Zone and The X-Files. His stage name was frequently billed as Les Carlson.

Born in the small South Dakota city of Mitchell, Carlson earned both a BFA and an MA from the University of South Dakota, which he attended in the 1950s and began his acting career performing in several stage plays in both the U.S and England. His performances include A Walk in the Woods in 1991 at the Gateway Theatre and Glengarry Glen Ross, Jekyll & Hyde (musical), Hamlet, Joggers, All My Sons, and Death and the Maiden. He immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s and began acting in many films and TV shows in the early '70s. His most memorable film roles were in the horror classic Black Christmas and Deranged, both in 1974. Carlson appeared in four movies from director David Cronenberg including Videodrome and The Dead Zone. His TV appearances include The X-Files, Friday the 13th: The Series, 21 Jump Street and Road to Avonlea.

Carlson was married to actress Patricia Hamilton, and they had one child together, actor Ben Carlson. He had another son, Edmund Carlson, with his second wife, Joan Warren, in 1988. He died in Toronto nine-and-a-half weeks after his 81st birthday.

Best films

The Fly (1986)
(Actor)

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Bob Clark
Bob Clark
(3 films)
Lawrence Dane
Lawrence Dane
(4 films)
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Ken Pogue
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Filmography of Leslie Carlson (27 films)

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Actor

At Risk
At Risk (2010)
, 1h30
Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Andie MacDowell, Daniel Sunjata, Diahann Carroll, Annabeth Gish, Ashley Williams, Barclay Hope
Roles George Finlay
Rating44% 2.223482.223482.223482.223482.22348
Win Garano, an Apache nicknamed "Geronimo", is working for Monique "Money" Lamont in the Boston DA's department. Lamont is running for Governor of Boston using the concept of "at risk" to try to gain votes, saying that everyone is at risk from crime but when she becomes governor it is the criminals who will be at risk. To promote her political campaign she re-opens and assigns Garano to a cold case concerning the murder of a 90-year-old woman 35 years previously, demonstrating to voters that she can clear up old crimes as well as new ones.
Snow
Snow (2004)
, 2h
Directed by Alex Zamm
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Tom Cavanagh, Ashley Williams, Paul Bates, Patrick Fabian, Adam Reid, Leslie Carlson
Roles Chester
Rating64% 3.2013953.2013953.2013953.2013953.201395
Réincarnation du mythe de Santa Claus, Nick Snowden découvre que reprendre l'affaire familiale n'est pas chose aisée quand l'un de ses rennes est kidnappé à trois jours de Noël. Nick doit le retrouver au plus vite pour effectuer sa tournée de Noël et surtout éviter que l'animal ne se mette à voler devant les employés du zoo où il a été emmené !
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force, 1h35
Directed by Bill Corcoran
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Chelsea Noble, Gordon Currie, Clarence Gilyard, Janaya Stephens
Roles Witness Eli
Rating48% 2.4009352.4009352.4009352.4009352.400935
It's a week after the rapture and the millions of people who vanished into thin air are still missing. Chaos rules the world as panic and grief-stricken survivors continue to search for their lost loved-ones. Suicide rates are skyrocketing, businesses and homes are being looted, and martial law is in effect. A desperate world looks to the leadership and guidance of UN Secretary General Nicolae Carpathia, the only person offering any answers, hope, and plans to restore peace and order.
Bailey's Mistake
Directed by Michael M. Robin
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Linda Hamilton, Kyle Secor, Jesse James, Paz de la Huerta, Richard Burgi, Joan Plowright
Roles Stableman
Rating52% 2.6261952.6261952.6261952.6261952.626195
Liz Donnegy se retrouve veuve. Paul était un merveilleux mari et un bon père pour ses deux enfants, Becca et Dylan. Le jour de l'enterrement, Becca est ramenée par la police après avoir fait une fugue et, pour couronner le tout, Charlie, un ami de Paul, lui apprend que ce dernier avait acheté une île, dans le Maine, avec toutes les économies de la famille. Sur les conseils de tante Angie, Liz se rend sur place avec les enfants et là, elle est choquée d'apprendre que le terrain en question est un vieux cimetière, dans lequel s'est installée une étrange communauté.
Camera
Camera (2000)
, 6minutes
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Leslie Carlson, Marc Donato, Daniel Magder
Roles The Actor
Rating69% 3.4914253.4914253.4914253.4914253.491425
A seasoned actor (Leslie Carlson, in his fourth collaboration with Cronenberg) discusses the current state of film while a group of young children sneak in with production equipment to film him. The children are enamored with the camera, which the actor views as an infectious, malevolent presence.
The Last Debate
Directed by John Badham
Genres Drama
Actors James Garner, Peter Gallagher, Audra McDonald, Marco Sanchez, Donna Murphy, Dorian Harewood
Roles Pat Tubbs
Rating59% 2.9539852.9539852.9539852.9539852.953985
A televised presidential debate has a conspiracy behind it.
The Wishing Tree, 1h37
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy
Actors Alfre Woodard, Helen Shaver, Mary Alice, Blair Underwood, Leslie Carlson
Roles Professor
Rating61% 3.054913.054913.054913.054913.05491
Originaire de Savannah, Clara dirige un important cabinet d'avocats à Atlanta. De retour dans sa ville natale pour enterrer sa mère Mattie, célèbre conteuse de la région, elle est accueillie par Wallis, son amie d'enfance, et le père de celle-ci. Après les funérailles, les Brooks, un couple de voisins, évoquent l'une des histoires de Mattie, celle de l'arbre à souhaits qui raconte comment une jeune esclave noire échappa jadis à son maître et à sa condition, grâce au voeu exaucé par un arbre auprès duquel elle avait trouvé refuge. Dès le lendemain, Jamie, le fils de Wallis, et son amie Alexa, captivés par le récit, partent à la recherche de l'arbre magique.
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster, 1h30
Origin USA
Themes Environmental films, Disaster films
Actors John Heard, Bob Gunton, Mark Metcalf, Bruce Gray, Lochlyn Munro, Frank C. Turner
Roles Theo Polasek - Alyeska
Rating64% 3.242163.242163.242163.242163.24216
The wreck of the supertanker Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24, 1989 was one of the most devastating ecological disasters in recent history. Immediately after the ship ran aground and began spilling over 11 million US gallons (42,000 m) of suffocating oil from its ruptured hold, experts were sent out to assess the damage and clean up the mess. This docudrama tells their story. Much centers on the conflict between local officials, the fishing industry, and the Exxon official sent out to oversee the clean-up and take the rap. The filmmakers point out that much of the aftermath could have been minimized had the officials in charge been better prepared and not spent so much time involved in useless red-tape and petty bureaucratic bickering. Most of the film was shot in Vancouver, Richmond and Steveston, British Columbia, but it also utilizes archival film clips of the actual disaster and cleanup efforts.
K2
K2 (1991)
, 1h46
Directed by Franc Roddam
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Alpinisme
Actors Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Raymond J. Barry, Julia Nickson-Soul, Blu Mankuma, Patricia Charbonneau
Roles Dexter
Rating61% 3.096153.096153.096153.096153.09615
Taylor Brooks (Michael Biehn) and Harold Jameson (Matt Craven) are white-collar professionals by weekday, and accomplished mountain climbers on weekends. Though they share a love for scaling mountains, the two friends are opposites in their personal lives. Taylor is a thrill-seeking attorney and womanizer, while Harold is a married, level-headed scientist.
Street Smart, 1h37
Directed by Jerry Schatzberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Andre Gregory, Erik King
Roles Marty
Rating62% 3.146843.146843.146843.146843.14684
Magazine reporter Jonathan Fisher (Christopher Reeve), in danger of losing his job, promises to write a hard-hitting story on prostitution. When no one on the street will talk to him, he fabricates a story of a pimp that's so well-received it puts his career back on track. But Police and a district attorney think the story is of a real-life pimp who is wanted for murder and start pressuring him to reveal the identity of the subject of his story. Fast Black (Morgan Freeman), the pimp and police suspect, also thinks the story is about himself, and wants to know what Jonathan knows, and who told him. From there a battle of wits and wills ensues between Jonathan and Fast Black, in addition to Jonathan becoming involved with one of the pimp's call girls, Punchy (Kathy Baker).
Rolling Vengeance, 1h30
Directed by Steven Hilliard Stern
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Trucker films, Road movies
Actors Don Michael Paul, Lawrence Dane, Ned Beatty, Lisa Howard, Michael J. Reynolds, Barclay Hope
Roles Misty's Father
Rating54% 2.7123152.7123152.7123152.7123152.712315
The five drunken sons of influential local business owner Tiny Doyle have been terrorizing the streets of their small town in their pick-up truck. Local trucker Big Joe Rosso has a wife named Kathy, a son named Joey, and two young daughters named Allison and Kristin. Big Joe and Joey do business with Tiny, delivering liquor to his bar, but that doesn't stop Tiny's son Vic from driving drunk and running Kathy off the road, killing Kathy, Allison, and Kristin. Thanks to Tiny's influence, the local judge sets Vic free after ordering Vic to pay a $300 fine. Lieutenant Sly, one of the local cops, is sympathetic toward the Rosso family, but Sly is about to retire, and Tiny has a lot of clout in this town. Enraged and bereaved, Big Joe goes after Vic, but the Doyles kill Big Joe. After that, they rape Joey's girlfriend Misty. Enraged and frustrated, Joey builds a monster truck out of junked car and truck parts, with seven-foot tall tires, a flame thrower, and a giant retractable combination drill and metal cutter mounted on it. Joey is out to do what the local authorities cannot or will not do...put an end to the Doyles once and for all.
The Fly
The Fly (1986)
, 1h35
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Natural horror films, Films about insects, Cyberpunk films, Children's films
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, David Cronenberg, Leslie Carlson
Roles Dr. Brent Cheevers
Rating75% 3.797743.797743.797743.797743.79774
Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), a brilliant but eccentric scientist, meets Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), a journalist for Particle magazine, at a meet-the-press event held by Bartok Science Industries, the company that provides funding for Brundle's work. Seth takes Veronica back to the warehouse that serves him as both home and laboratory, and shows her a project that will change the world: a set of "Telepods" that allows instantaneous teleportation of an object from one pod to another. Brundle convinces Veronica to keep the project's existence quiet in exchange for exclusive rights to the story, and she begins to document his work. Although the Telepods can transport inanimate objects, they do not work properly on living things, as is demonstrated when a live baboon is turned inside-out during an experiment.
The Dead Zone, 1h43
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Psychologie, Political films
Actors Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst
Roles Brenner
Rating71% 3.598073.598073.598073.598073.59807
In the town of Castle Rock, New Hampshire, Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken), a young schoolteacher, is in love with his colleague Sarah Bracknell (Brooke Adams). After having a headache following a ride on a roller-coaster, Johnny politely declines when Sarah asks if he wants to spend the night with her.