Leslie Nielsen

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About Leslie Nielsen Leslie William Nielsen, OC (born February 11, 1926) is a Canadian comedian and actor. Although Nielsen's acting career crosses a variety of genres in both television and films, he has achieved his greatest film success in comedies, including Airplane! and The Naked Gun series of films. His portrayal of serious characters seemingly oblivious of (and complicit in) their absurd surroundings gives Nielsen a reputation as a comedian.A series of later comedies attempted to emulate the popularity of his prior roles, bring a change from the serious roles of his early career. Leading roles in the science fiction classic Forbidden Planet and as the ship's captain in The Poseidon Adventure came long before Nielsen considered a turn to comedy. His deadpan delivery as a doctor in 1980's Airplane! marked a turning point in Nielsen's career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." He may be best known for his roles as Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun, Dr. Rumack in Airplane!, as well as President Harris in the Scary Movie series. Nielsen has appeared in over 100 films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters.

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Canada Actors Ranking

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Rank Name Total
1. Keanu Reeves 122
2. Jim Carrey 109
3. John Candy 101
4. Leslie Nielsen 100
5. Luke Macfarlane 34
6. Rick Moranis 15
7. Mike Myers 14
8. Michael J. Fox 5
9. Jason Priestley 2
10. Brendan Fraser 0

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Rank Name Total
396. Santhosh Pandit 101
397. Marjan Gjorgievski 100
398. John Wayne 100
399. Robert Redford 100
400. Leslie Nielsen 100
401. Hüseyin Avni Danyal 99
402. Zac Efron 98
403. Shahrukh Khan 96
404. Oscarito 95

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