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Leslie Nielson Dies

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Leslie Nielson Dies

The comedy actor Leslie Nielson has died aged 84.  
Leslie Nielson
I will always remember him in Airplane which was a classic.
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Airplane was rubbish, a bit like Leslie Nielson he stunk at acting over all, there may be 1 or 2 films that he was good in.
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Way to go with the compassion there MC!
Sad news Artmo.
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Can't agree with you there Gary.  Apart from Airplane there was Naked Gun which was hilarious. Smiley
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@Jameseh, Why should I have compassion for him?  Would he have compassion for me or you if I or you died?  The answer that you are looking for is no!
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Naked Gun was rubbish.
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Thanks for that Gary - may I suggest if you have nothing pleasant to say you shut up?.
Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed both the Naked Gun and the Airplane series, although looking back through his biography it seems he was in quite a large number of films that I was not aware of.
Might have to go watch a few. Smiley
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Might have to go watch a few. Smiley

Totally agree Barry; I'm going to start with Forbidden Planet. I remember seeing that film as a kid and it scared me rigid; probably even scarier than Dr Who!!
Police Squad was hilarious. I remember one sketch where Drebin and the crooks were leaning over the top of metal trash cans and firing hand guns at each other with the camera switching from his face to the gangster’s…….then the camera pans away and the trash cans are right next to each other. 
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He started off as a serious actor and then moved into comedy.  Most of us would agree it was a good move Smiley
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I rather liked those films. He will be surely missed ...
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I just wanted to tell you both - good luck. We're all counting on you.

RIP.
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...and don't call me Shirley.
Sadly missed.
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Here it is Strat
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I think my favourite quote is:
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Rumack: You'd better tell the captain we've got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?
Rumack: It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

Always makes me laugh.
I found his brand of humour right up my street. Saw a few episodes of Police Squad, very funny.

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