Nielsen Rating

Leslie Nielsen has died - sadly - and he must be rated, all things considered - one of Canada's greatest popular figures of the 20th century, along with William Shatner - a world famous comedian, and serious actor - who became globally synonymous with straight-faced hilarity.  Nielsen was the captain in my favourite shlock film, The Poseidon Adventure, whose reaction to the terrible capsizing wave later made him ideal in Airplane! - often voted by critics as one of the ten best comedies.  He will be missed.

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Baz said…
I heard this news on the way home from work and felt saddened by it. Leslie Nielsen could make me laugh without telling a joke, just with a glance. Airplane, Police Squad and Naked Gun. He will be missed.

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