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Leslie Nielsen is a Actor and Producer American born on 11 february 1926 at Regina (Canada)

Leslie Nielsen

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Birth name Leslie William Nielsen
Nationality USA
Birth 11 february 1926 at Regina (Canada)
Death 28 november 2010 (at 84 years) at Fort Lauderdale (USA)
Awards Officer of the Order of Canada

Leslie William Nielsen, (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010) was a Canadian American actor and comedian. He appeared in more than 100 films and 1500 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters.

Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his acting debut in 1948, he made more than 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen later made his film debut in 1956, with supporting roles in several drama, western, and romance films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s, with Nielsen crossing genres in both television and films.

Although his notable performances in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure gave him standing as a serious actor, Nielsen later gained enduring recognition for his deadpan comedy roles during the 1980s and the early 1990s, after being cast against type for the Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker comedy film Airplane!. Nielsen specialized in his portrayal of characters oblivious to and complicit in their absurd surroundings, which gave him a reputation as a comedian. Airplane! marked Nielsen's turning point, which made him "the Olivier of spoofs" according to film critic Roger Ebert; his work on the film also led to more further success in the genre with The Naked Gun film series, based on their earlier short-lived television series Police Squad!, in which he also starred. Nielsen received a variety of awards and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame.


"I'm afraid if I don't keep moving, they're going to catch me ... I am 81 years old and I want to see what's around the corner, and I don't see any reason in the world not to keep working. But I am starting to value my down time a great deal because I am realizing there might be other things to do that I am overlooking."

—Nielsen reflecting on his career in 2007

Nielsen married four times: nightclub singer Monica Boyar (1950–1956), Alisande Ullman (1958–1973), Brooks Oliver (1981–1983) and Barbaree Earl (2001–2010). Nielsen had two daughters from his second marriage, Maura and Thea Nielsen.

Nielsen often played golf. He joked, "I have no goals or ambition. I do, however, wish to work enough to maintain whatever celebrity status I have so that they will continue to invite me to golf tournaments." His interest in the sport led him to comedic instructional films.

Nielsen was a practical joker, and known for pranking people with a portable hand-controlled fart machine: "he always had that fart machine with him." His epitaph read: "Let 'er rip", a final reference to his favorite practical joke.

Nielsen was legally deaf and wore hearing aids for most of his life. Because of this impairment, he supported the Better Hearing Institute. Later in life, Nielsen had knee osteoarthritis. He participated in an educational video from The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC), demonstrating the physical examination of a patient with knee osteoarthritis.

Best films

Usually with

David Zucker
David Zucker
(10 films)
Jim Abrahams
Jim Abrahams
(7 films)
Jerry Zucker
Jerry Zucker
(5 films)
Pat Proft
Pat Proft
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Leslie Nielsen (118 films)

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Sonic the Hedgehog
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Uwe Boll
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films based on video games
Actors Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, Frank C. Turner
Roles Frank Drebin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.271963.271963.271963.271963.27196
Le shérif de la petite ville de Green Hills, Tom Wachowski, s'allie à Sonic, un hérisson anthropomorphique poursuivi par le gouvernement, et par le Dr Ivo « Eggman » Robotnik.
O.J.: Made in America
Directed by Ezra Edelman
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical, Crime
Themes Sports films, Documentary films about sports, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Peter Hyams, David Zucker, Walter Mosley, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Beatrice Arthur
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating88% 4.4464454.4464454.4464454.4464454.446445
« JO: Made in America » retrace l'histoire de la race au cours des dernières décennies à travers la lentille de la montée et la chute de OJ Simpson. Il est peut-être la définition histoire culturelle de l'Amérique du 20e siècle, qui se concentre autour de deux des plus grands de notre pays fixations: race et célébrité. « JO: Made in America » explorera ces thèmes en traçant un parcours personnel, de la façon dont Orenthal James Simpson premier est devenu une star de football, la raison pour laquelle le pays est tombé en amour avec lui en dehors du terrain, à son être accusé du meurtre de son ex femme et son acquittement subséquent et pourquoi il est maintenant assis en prison 20 ans plus tard pour un autre crime.
Stonerville, 1h28
Directed by Bill Corcoran
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Joey Diaz, Cameron Goodman, Phil Morris, Leslie Nielsen, Pauly Shore
Roles Producer
Rating29% 1.4643051.4643051.4643051.4643051.464305
Troy "Slam" Slamsky is a viral video guru who is a huge hit on His nagging girlfriend Miranda wants him to take his skills and growing fan base into the real world and get a job in advertising. She is tired of living in their less than modest apartment, and sees Slam's talent as the ticket out. Slam is only interested in making his short movies, getting stoned with his best friend Harlan "Harley" Lovecraft, and someday visiting Cleveland. After a series of disagreements and the discovery that Miranda is two-timing Slam with rich snob Tyler, Slam is suddenly on his own.
Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy, 2h39
Directed by Dominic Polcino
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Space opera
Actors Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Lori Alan
Roles Dr. Rumack (archive footage)
Rating80% 4.025524.025524.025524.025524.02552
During power outages, Peter Griffin tells his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy films, with characters from Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad! playing the Star Wars roles. A running joke at the end of the episode deals with Chris Griffin (voiced by Seth Green) criticizing Peter's take on Star Wars as a ripoff of Robot Chicken: Star Wars, to which Peter argues back about his disappointment with Seth Green films.
Spanish Movie, 1h25
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy
Actors Joaquín Reyes, Alexandra Jiménez, Silvia Abril, Leslie Nielsen, Carlos Areces, Juan Antonio Bayona
Roles Doctor Nielsen
Rating42% 2.1222.1222.1222.1222.122
Ramira (Alexandra Jiménez) works in Laura's house (Silvia Abril) as maid and nanny of her kids: Simeón and Ofendia (Óscar Lara & Laia Alda). Unfortunately, Ramira kills the child because he saw the sun despite suffering from photodermatitis. The woman tries to hide and lies to the mother about the death of her son.
Stan Helsing, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Steve Howey, Diora Baird, Kenan Thompson, Leslie Nielsen, Tara Wilson, Ken Kirzinger
Roles Kay
Rating36% 1.810351.810351.810351.810351.81035
Stan Helsing (Steve Howey) is an underachieving employee at a video rental store named Schlockbuster whose personal mottos are "Don't get involved" and "Don't talk about it". His teen-aged boss Sully orders him to drop off a bag of movies to the mother of the store's owner or risk not having a job Monday morning. Despite his arguments, he agrees to the request and manages to get his friend Teddy (Kenan Thompson), his ex-girlfriend Nadine (Diora Baird) and ditsy blond massage therapist Mia (Desi Lydic) to take him there before they attend a Halloween party, even though it's on the other side of town.
An American Carol, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Politique, Time travel films, Ghost films, Political films
Actors Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen
Roles Osama Bin Nielsen / Grandpa
Rating40% 2.0030152.0030152.0030152.0030152.003015
Left-wing activist and filmmaker Michael Malone (Kevin Farley), a parody of Michael Moore, campaigns to end the celebration of the Fourth of July holiday. Malone holds pronounced anti-American views and truculently argues that America's past and present are both offensive, and therefore should not be celebrated.
Superhero Movie, 1h15
Directed by Jim Abrahams, Craig Mazin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Lloyd Bridges, Christopher McDonald, Ed Helms, Brent Spiner
Roles Uncle Albert Adams
Rating47% 2.3569452.3569452.3569452.3569452.356945
Rick Riker (Drake Bell) is an unpopular, outcast student at Empire High School who lives with his Uncle Albert (Leslie Nielsen) and Aunt Lucille (Marion Ross) and has one friend and confidant, Trey (Kevin Hart). His crush is the breathtaking Jill Johnson (Sara Paxton), but she is dating bully Lance Landers (Ryan Hansen). One day, Rick and his class go on a school field trip at an animal research lab that is run by terminally ill businessman Lou Landers (Christopher McDonald), who is Lance's uncle. During the trip, Rick accidentally saturates himself in animal-attraction liquid, which causes a group of animals to hump him. This also leads a chemically enhanced radioactive dragonfly to fly onto Rick's neck and bite him.
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Lynda Boyd, Leslie Nielsen, Sara Canning, Brett Kelly, Greyston Holt, Tyler Johnston
Roles Mayor of Charlestown
Rating41% 2.082562.082562.082562.082562.08256
"Dans cette comédie sportive irrévérencieuse, un groupe de perdants prouve qu’avec un peu de travail et beaucoup de bonne volonté, tout devient possible"
Music Within, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Ridge Canipe, Michael Sheen, Reuben Rox, Héctor Elizondo
Roles Bill Austin
Rating71% 3.5952553.5952553.5952553.5952553.595255
La véritable histoire de Richard Pimentel, qui revenu quasiment sourd de la Guerre du Vietnam, luttera pour retrouver une vie normal et s'emploiera à militer pour les droits des handicapés.
Scary Movie 4, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Craig Bierko, Bill Pullman, Anthony Anderson, Carmen Electra
Roles President Baxter Harris
Rating51% 2.5548252.5548252.5548252.5548252.554825
Shaquille O'Neal and Dr. Phil awaken to find themselves chained to pipes in a spoof of Saw. Their host, Billy the Puppet, reveals the room is filling with nerve gas. The only way to get the saws was to make a basket. Shaq misses twice, injuring Phil, but still managed to get the saws. Phil realizes they have to cut through their own feet. Shaq tricks Phil into doing so, but accidentally saws off the wrong foot, inadvertently leaving both men to die.
Family Plan, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tori Spelling, Leslie Nielsen, Jordan Bridges, Greg Germann, Judge Reinhold, Abigail Breslin
Rating70% 3.538383.538383.538383.538383.53838
Charlie (Tori Spelling) works for a company that is taken over by Walcott (played by Greg Germann) who believes family values are a priority. Career-driven Charlie does a little fibbing when under the pressure of Walcott's standards, and believes she's in the clear. But when Walcott invites himself over for dinner, she borrows her friend's house and daughter (Abigail Breslin) and hires actor Buck (Jordan Bridges) to play her husband for the evening. The one-night "act" turns into a full-time gig when her boss decides to rent the house next door for the summer, forcing Charlie and Buck to stay together in the fake lifestyle she created.
Scary Movie 3, 1h24
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about television, Comedy science fiction films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Anna Faris, Simon Rex, Charlie Sheen, Leslie Nielsen, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart
Roles President Baxter Harris
Rating55% 2.755812.755812.755812.755812.75581
Katie (Jenny McCarthy) and Becky (Pamela Anderson) are talking about a tape, which Katie thinks is a sex tape, but Becky refers to a cursed tape (The Ring). After several odd occurrences, they die. In a farm outside Washington, D.C., widowed farmer and former reverend Tom Logan (Charlie Sheen) and his clumsy younger brother George (Simon Rex) discover a crop circle, saying "Attack Here!" (Signs).
Men with Brooms, 1h42
Directed by Paul Gross
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films
Actors Paul Gross, Connor Price, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Outerbridge, Jed Rees, Kari Matchett
Roles Gordon Cutter
Rating58% 2.948932.948932.948932.948932.94893
The movie begins with Donald Foley retrieving curling stones from a lake near Long Bay, Ontario. Foley dies after retrieving the stones, and a codicil to his will demands that curling rink he formerly coached be re-assembled, and enter a bonspiel to win the Golden Broom by placing a stone containing his ashes on the button. The team's skip, Chris Cutter, had skipped town ten years ago over the shame of failing to call a burnt stone, abandoning his fiancée Julie Foley (Donald's daughter) at the altar, and throwing the team's stones into the lake. Chris returns to Long Bay, where he convinces the former members of his team, Neil Bucyk, James Lennox, and Eddie Strombeck, to enter the competition for the Golden Broom. While the rink practices for the Golden Broom tournament, Chris tries to make amends with Julie, which is complicated by his feelings for her younger sister Amy. Neil deals with his resentment towards his wife, and unhappiness at running a funeral home inherited from his father in law. Eddie deals with his low sperm count and dissatisfaction about being unable to father children. James is working as a minor drug dealer, and tries to raise money to pay off a supplier to whom he is indebted.
Camouflage (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by James Keach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Lochlyn Munro, Vanessa Angel, William Forsythe, Patrick Warburton, Tom Aldredge
Roles Jack Potter
Rating45% 2.2533352.2533352.2533352.2533352.253335
La vie est vraiment difficile pour Marty qui aimerait devenir acteur. Au bout du rouleau et sans un sou, il supplie Jack Potter, un détective privé, de lui confier une mission. A contre coeur, Jack l'envoie faire une enquête de routine : espionner une blonde pour le compte de son mari jaloux. Marty va donc à Beauver Ridge où une enquête très ordinaire prend une tournure inquiétante alors que survient un meurtre des plus étranges. Jack décide d'aider son assistant et d'aller sur place. Ensemble, ils sont témoins d'événements bizarres…