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bandshell
29-11-2010, 03:44 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11860014

"Veteran comic actor Leslie Nielsen, star of Airplane! and The Naked Gun, has died at the age of 84.

He died in hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was being treated for pneumonia"

JWoulf
29-11-2010, 02:54 PM
sad. Stupid comedy i stopped liking when i became a teen and then started to love again when i stopped.

grizzleb
29-11-2010, 03:24 PM
Think I might watch Airplane again for old times sake. Such a hilarious film. Naked Gun too.

IdleRich
29-11-2010, 05:52 PM
Oh, sad to hear this - loved the Naked Gun and Airplane films.
I think I might have to go for a little breather now.

Mr. Tea
29-11-2010, 05:58 PM
First Sleazy, and now this. Is everyone we looked up to as a formative influence going to die now? :(

bandshell
29-11-2010, 06:01 PM
Irvin Kershner's died too.

crackerjack
29-11-2010, 06:59 PM
my favourite


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crackerjack
29-11-2010, 07:00 PM
my favourite bit

OK, so embed doesn't work. cock-up of some kind seems appropriate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eGF2pbmVyA

michael
30-11-2010, 04:46 AM
So apparently he had decades in movies before he started doing comedy. Anyone seen anything?

Can only think of Forbidden Planet, which I liked a lot but don't really remember anything much about his performance.

geiom
30-11-2010, 10:09 AM
'Airplane' and 'Naked gun' were classic slapstick, Forbidden Planet has the best soundtrack tho :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_Planet

craner
30-11-2010, 08:08 PM
Airplane is fantastic -- his only rival in these films was Lloyd Bridges.

Leo
30-11-2010, 08:35 PM
naked gun greatest hits reel


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJEmtLxkEoI&NR=1

matt b
17-12-2010, 10:23 PM
Put on Airplane as 'end of year treat' today at work (played to 16-18 year olds)

Complete silence throughout, give or take the odd snort.

It deserved better.

Young people blah, blah

IdleRich
18-12-2010, 02:55 PM
What - no way!?!

grizzleb
18-12-2010, 04:54 PM
I watched it again (first time since childhood) last night and thought it was pretty shite actually... :(