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RIP Leslie Neilson

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RIP Leslie Neilson

Post by SonjaMarie » Mon November 29th, 2010, 2:55 am

Wow, this is a bit of shock. He was being treated for pneumonia when he died, he was 84. May he rest in peace! He'll always be Frank Drebin to me!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101129/ap_ ... ie_nielsen

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Post by Misfit » Mon November 29th, 2010, 3:29 am

**sniff**

He was always one of my favorites and all around funny man. RIP.
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Post by Vanessa » Mon November 29th, 2010, 8:34 am

I didn't realise he was as old as that! Very sad.
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Post by Ash » Mon November 29th, 2010, 12:41 pm

I didn't care for some of his movies - thought he went over the top. But his dead pan style was so perfect in Airplane.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue November 30th, 2010, 3:01 am

My favourite line of his was from "Airplane":
Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

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Post by Misfit » Tue November 30th, 2010, 3:23 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]My favourite line of his was from "Airplane":
Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

SM[/quote]

:)

They just played that one back on the radio today. I can't recall anyone who could deadpan as good as he could.
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue November 30th, 2010, 2:44 pm

I missed this completely. Thought he was younger than that. Condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

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Post by EC2 » Tue November 30th, 2010, 7:16 pm

So sorry to read this. I was very fond of him. I adored his Frank Drebbin character.
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Post by chuck » Tue November 30th, 2010, 7:42 pm

Regarding Leslie Neilson...At one time in his career most of his roles were on the serious side and was the lead actor in a huge Sci Fi cult film favorite called "Forbidden Planet".....I was not a fan of his Comedic roles....but happy that he had a long and very successful career....Very competent and likable actor....

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Post by Madeleine » Tue November 30th, 2010, 8:00 pm

Yes I thought he was older too, not a bad age though. I still don't know how they got away with that "beaver" remark!
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