The Canada native, who seemed perfectly cast as a handsome leading man when he came to Hollywood in the 1950s, had career-changing roles in the ‘Airplane!’ and ‘Naked Gun’ comedies.
Some of his “Airplane” type stuff is zero funny to me, but even in that movie there are some things that crack me up. Nielsen had great moments and he made so many people laugh. RIP.
Photo by Paramount Pictures — ¬© 1988
Leslie Nielsen was raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His father was a mountie and a strict disciplinarian. His mother was Welsh. Leslie studied at the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto before moving on to New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse. His acting career started at a much earlier age when he was forced to lie to his father in order to avoid severe punishment… – imdb
Doing nothing is very hard to do . . . you never know when you’re finished.
The reason they call it ‘golf’ is that all the other four-letter words were used up.