Leslie Nielsen

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Leslie was born under the official name Nielsen, Leslie William on February 11th, 1926. He died on November 28th, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (complications from pneumonia). He has been a credited actor since the 1956 film Forbidden Planet.

Leslie Nielsen was a bankable leading actor on the silver screen. He has starred in six films including the 2000 comedy film 2001: A Space Travesty as the character Richard 'Dick' Dix, the 1997 adventure movie Mr. Magoo playing Mr. Magoo and the 1996 action release Spy Hard cast as Dick Steele, Agent WD-40.

Leslie has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in eleven films including: the 2008 action film Superhero Movie as the character Uncle Albert, the 2006 comedy movie Scary Movie 4 playing President Baxter Harris and the 1987 comedy release Home Is Where the Hart Is cast as Sheriff Nashville Schwartz.

His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2006 comedy film Scary Movie 4, which brought in $91,000,000 at the box office.

In 1996 Leslie Nielsen produced his first movie, the action film Spy Hard. Since then he went on to produce three movies including: 2001: A Space Travesty (2000) and The Naked Truth (2009) .

Leslie is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least eight magazines, captured in more than seven pictorials, interviewed in over seven publications and featured in nine magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.

Quotes

" Doing nothing is very hard to do... you never know when you're finished.

Leslie Nielsen Roles

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Trivia

Nephew of the late actors Jean Hersholt and Via Hersholt .
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