Monday, November 29, 2010

Leslie Nielsen 1926 - 2010

I think one of the best things in life, is to be thought of as a source of laughter. What an incredible legacy that is for any one person.

Today one of those legacies became an era. Today Leslie Nielsen died.

Personally, Aeroplane is easily my top comedy of all time, and it has been right from the start. A good part of that is Leslie's still unmatched knack for facial comedy and slapstick, that keeps popping the laughs - even after the thirty-thousandth screening (give or take a few).

Leslie Nielsen 1926 - 2010 - always flying high




8 comments:

  1. I also loved him in Creepshow--he's funny and nasty in that one.

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  2. Thanks Rob! Yeah Creepshow was a great one for sure!

    I wonder if there will be a box set of his films after this? I know they are probably across companies but stranger things have happened!

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  3. Considering the crossing of genre's too, I doubt it. But assembling one yourself should be interesting. You could flip from Robbie the robot to Princess Leia's Mom singing "Tammy's in Love" to him, to "Don't call me Shirley" to that movie with O.J. Simpson in it. Quite a range.

    Ah Leslie Nielson. How we shall miss you.

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  4. ...that movie with O.J? Random, now I feel old. Okay, I am old.

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  5. It's okay CDerosby. I feel old too. Leslie Nielson died.

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  6. Naked Gun was great! The sequel with OJ in was my favourite. Really great laughs.

    See - how awesome is it to be remembered as someone that brought so many laughs to people around the globe?

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  7. I grew up on the Naked Gun movies, and I love Airplane and also have a fondness for Forbidden Planet. I was so sad to hear he passed away, and he was only 84. :( Sometimes I wonder what young actors are going to fill the void left by veteran comedy actors when they pass on, and I can never think of anyone worthy.

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  8. Thanks for that Liss, I actually did the same thing - trying to think of someone with as much range in comedy... At the time I couldn't think of anyone either. Still can't.

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