One of the funniest men of all time Nielsen started his career as a serious actor, he was the lead in one of the greatest science fiction movies ever made, Forbidden Planet still holds a special place in my heart. I mean an invisible monster? How cool is that! Anyway his serious acting career lead him to get a part in a film called Airplane! That’s the film where everything started, his bits even today have people laughing to the floor. Nielsen was involved in a show called “Police Squad” which was canceled after only six episodes, the creative team would later make The Naked Gun movies which set the mark for comedies. If you haven’t checked out any of these films go to Netflix, Red Box, Block Buster or where ever and get them tonight. You won’t regret it. Leslie Nielsen you will be missed… And don’t call me Shirley.
Leslie Nielsen dies at 84