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Windows 7: Leslie Nielsen Dies

29 Nov 2010   #11
johnwillyums

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I remember him first from Forbidden planet, the Movie where he played a serious role

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Forbidden Planet (1956) - IMDb

A sad loss to the world of comedy

Agreed, a very sad loss indeed. Those comedies were real LOL stuff. That's a rare thing.

Nigel. Am I right in thinking he played a straight role in a TV series that was aired in the UK years ago?
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29 Nov 2010   #12
evil c

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Police Squad. 6 episodes of pure genius!
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30 Nov 2010   #13
johnwillyums

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I think he played straight in Doctor Kildare, which was one of my mums favourites when I was a kid.
I know I've seen him in straight roles which all added to the comic effect when I saw him in Airplane
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30 Nov 2010   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

John,

He started as a straight actor, in the 50's, although if you look at his comedy, this is itself, is "played" in a deadpan way most of the time rather than slapstick, so perhaps he always was a great straight actor. I'm sure he did play a TV role or two in his early days, but the old Age/Memory algorithm is taking it's toll today
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30 Nov 2010   #15
noobvious

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
John,

He started as a straight actor, in the 50's, although if you look at his comedy, this is itself, is "played" in a deadpan way most of the time rather than slapstick, so perhaps he always was a great straight actor. I'm sure he did play a TV role or two in his early days, but the old Age/Memory algorithm is taking it's toll today
I don't know how he did Airplane without laughing.....how could you deliver those lines with a straight face? Maybe he should have been a poker player....lol.
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30 Nov 2010   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

John,

Quote:
His early television appearances include parts in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Virginian, and The Wild Wild West. In 1961, he was the lead in a taut Los Angeles police drama called The New Breed. In 1968, he had a major role in the pilot film for the popular police series Hawaii Five-O, and later appeared in one of the seventh season episodes. In 1969, he had the leading role as a police officer in The Bold Ones: The Protectors.
Source: Leslie Nielsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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30 Nov 2010   #17
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

RIP Leslie Nielsen. His films are the best.
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30 Nov 2010   #18
bigmck

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I remember him first from Forbidden planet, the Movie where he played a serious role

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Forbidden Planet (1956) - IMDb

A sad loss to the world of comedy
I also remember him in "Forbidden Planet". The theaters back then were converted from Opera Houses. They were beautiful palaces. The one I saw Forbidden Planet in had a ceiling of twinkling lights which looked like stars. It made a space movie like that one seem so much more real.
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