November 29, 2010

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen died over the weekend at the age of 84. I grew up idolizing his comedic genius in the Naked Gun franchise, not to mention Airplane! His deadpan deliver hasn't been matched yet by anyone in film today. Sure, he starred in some terrible parody films late in his career, but it's not like Hollywood has been putting out much gold for the past decade or so--especially if you're over the age of 25.

He and George Kennedy made a fantastic duo on screen. And, yes, George Kennedy is still alive--I checked.

Here's some highlights from Airplane! and The Naked Gun.

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