Leslie Nielsen

Homme, né le 11/02/1926 à Regina, Canada
Acteur

Leslie Nielsen
 

  • Date de naissance : le 11/02/1926
  • Lieu de naissance : Regina, Canada
  • Age : 88 ans
  • Sexe : Homme

Connu pour...

Ses rôles dans la SF

Sa Biographie

Leslie Nielsen est la quintessence de l'humour parodique pesant trois tonnes. Mais avant de donner dans l'humour au ras des pâquerettes, Leslie a tout incarné. Près de 80 films et des centaines d'apparitions télé. Un parcours pour le moins étonnant.
Il poursuit ses études à Edmonton et sera artilleur durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. De retour au pays, il tâte de la radio, prend des cours de comédie au Lorne Green's Academy of Radio Arts de Toronto. Puis direction New York où il suivra les cours de Sanford Meisner et l'Actor Studio.
Il commence sa carrière avec des rôles dramatiques. On le remarque notamment en commandant intergalactique dans Planete interdite (Forbidden planet) et en capitaine dans L' Aventure du Poséidon (The Poseidon adventure). Sa carrière connaît un tournant avec Y a t-il un pilote dans l'avion ? (Airplane Flying High) et sa suite, parodies kitschs et cultes des films catastrophes. Le trio Jerry Zucker-Jim Abrahams-David Zucker est lancé et Nielsen recroisera leur route avec Police squad (série TV), plus tard le lieutenant Franck Drebin reprend du service avec les Y a-t-il un flic pour sauver la reine ? (The Naked Gun) et ses deux suites. Clins d'oeil, et gags à gogo, Leslie Nielsen visiblement se complaît dans le genre, notamment avec Dracula, mort et heureux de l'etre de Mel Brooks.
Fin 1999, on croit que Leslie Nielsen va raccrocher son nez rouge : il grimpe sur les planches pour incarner un avocat humaniste dans Clarence Darrow. Mais en 1999, il revient avec une parodie du Le Fugitif (The Fugitive) (Le Detonateur (Wrongfully Accused)), et est passé depuis à l'écriture pour une parodie au vitriol de 2001 : l'odyssée de l'espace (2001 : a space odyssey) au bras d'Ophélie Winter. Dans L' Aventurier du Grand Nord (Kevin of the North) (2001), c'est aux côtés d'une autre belle, Natasha Henstridge, qu'il fait le clown.

Filmographie sélective

Men with Brooms (2002) .... Gordon Cutter Kevin of the North (2001) .... Clive Thornton ... aka Chilly Dogs (2002) (USA: video title) "Liography" (2001) TV Series .... Terrence Brynne McKennie (host) ... aka "Liocracy" (2001) (Canada: new title English title) "Pumper Pups" (2000) TV Series (voice) .... Pumper Santa Who? (2000) (TV) .... Santa Claus 2001: A Space Travesty (2000) .... Richard 'Dick' Dix ... aka 2000.1: A Space Travesty (2002) (USA: promotional title) ... aka 2001: Une parodie de l'espace (2001) (Canada: French title) ... aka 2002 - Durchgeknallt im All (2002) (Germany)
Camouflage (1999) .... Jack Potter Pirates: 3D Show (1999) .... Captain Lucky Wrongfully Accused (1998) .... Ryan Harrison ... aka Leslie Nielsen ist sehr verdächtig (1998) (Germany) ... aka Sehr verdächtig (1998) (Germany: alternative title) ... aka Unter falschem Verdacht (1998) (Germany: alternative title) Safety Patrol (1998) (TV) .... Mr. Penn ... aka Disney's Safety Patrol (1998) (TV) (USA: video box title) ... aka Safety Patrol! (1998) (TV) (USA: cable TV title) Family Plan (1997) .... Harry Haber Mr. Magoo (1997) .... Mr. Quincy Magoo/Mr. Ortega Peru (incognito) Harvey (1996) (TV) .... Dr. Chumley Spy Hard (1996) .... Dick Steele--Agent WD-40 Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) .... Count Dracula Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995) (TV) .... Willowby's butler Rent-a-Kid (1995) (TV) .... Harry Haber Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland (1994) (TV) .... Ringmaster S.P.Q.R. 2000 e 1/2 anni fa (1994) .... Lucio Cinico ... aka S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago (1994) Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) .... Lt. Frank Drebin Digger (1993) .... Arthur Surf Ninjas (1993) .... Colonel Chi ... aka Surf Warriors (1993) Chance of a Lifetime (1991) (TV) .... Lloyd Dixon All I Want for Christmas (1991) .... Santa Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, The (1991) .... Lt. Frank Drebin Repossessed (1990) .... Father Jebedaiah Mayii
Dangerous Curves (1988) .... Greg Krevske Railway Dragon, The (1988) (TV) .... Narrator Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The (1988) .... Lt. Frank Drebin ... aka Naked Gun, The (1988) Home Is Where the Hart Is (1987) .... Sheriff Nashville Schwartz Nightstick (1987) (TV) .... Thad Evans ... aka Calhoun (1987) (TV) Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (1987) (TV) .... Senator erdain Nuts (1987) .... Allen Green Patriot, The (1986) .... Admiral Frazer "Race for the Bomb" (1986) (mini) TV Series .... Lewis Strauss Soul Man (1986) .... Mr. Dunbar ... aka Imposter, The (1986) (USA: alternative title) Reckless Disregard (1985) (TV) .... Bob Franklin Striker's Mountain (1985) (TV) .... Jim McKay ... aka Im Reich der weißen Berge (1985) (TV) (West Germany) Blade in Hong Kong (1985) (TV) .... Harry Ingersoll "Shaping Up" (1984) TV Series .... Buddy Fox (1984) Cave-In! (1983) (TV) .... Joseph 'Joe' Johnson Foxfire Light (1982) .... Reece Morgan Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) (uncredited) (archive footage) .... Dr. Rumack ... aka Flying High II (1982) Creepshow (1982) .... Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over") All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis (1982) (TV) ... aka Bob Hope's All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis (1982) (TV) (USA: complete title) Wrong Is Right (1982) .... Mallory ... aka Man with the Deadly Lens, The (1982) "Police Squad!" (1982) TV Series .... Det. Lt. Frank Drebin "Twilight Theater" (1982) TV Series .... Various Characters ... aka "Steve Martin's Twilight Theater" (1982) (USA: complete title) Creature Wasn't Nice, The (1981) .... Captain Jamieson ... aka Naked Space (1981) ... aka Spaceship (1981) Night the Bridge Fell Down, The (1980) (TV) Prom Night (1980) .... Mr. Hammond Airplane! (1980) .... Dr. Rumack ... aka Flying High (1980) "Al Oeming: Man of the North" (1980) (mini) TV Series .... Host OHMS (1980) (TV) .... Governor
Return of Charlie Chan, The (1979) (TV) .... Alex Hadrachi ... aka Happiness Is a Warm Clue (1979) (TV) City on Fire (1979) .... Mayor William Dudley "Backstairs at the White House" (1979) (mini) TV Series .... Ike Hoover/Narrator Institute for Revenge (1979) (TV) .... Counselor Hollis Barnes Albertans, The (1979) (TV) .... Don MacIntosh Little Mo (1978) (TV) .... Nelson Fisher Project: Kill (1977) .... Jonathan Trevor ... aka Total Control (1980) (USA: video title) Sixth and Main (1977) .... John Doe Amsterdam Kill, The (1977) .... Riley Knight ... aka He jing die xie (1977) (Hong Kong: Mandarin title) Viva Knievel! (1977) .... Stanley Millard ... aka Seconds to Live (1977) Day of the Animals (1977) .... Paul Jenson ... aka Something Is Out There (1977) Grand Jury (1976) .... John Williams Brinks: The Great Robbery (1976) (TV) .... Agent Norman Houston "Kung Fu" (1972) TV Series .... Vincent Corbino (1975) Columbo: Identity Crisis (1975) (TV) .... Geronimo/A.J. Henderson Can Ellen Be Saved? (1974) (TV) .... Arnold Lindsey ...And Millions Die! (1973) .... Gallagher ... aka And Millions Will Die (1973) (USA: US version) "Explorers, The" (1973) TV Series .... Host Letters, The (1973) (TV) .... Derek Childs (The Parkingtons Episode) Snatched (1973) (TV) .... Bill Sutter Poseidon Adventure, The (1972) .... Captain Harrison Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler, The (1971) .... Harry Walsh They Call It Murder (1971) (TV) .... Frank Antrim Columbo: Lady in Waiting (1971) (TV) .... Peter Hamilton Incident in San Francisco (1971) (TV) .... Lieutenant Brubaker "Bracken's World" (1969) TV Series .... John Bracken (1970) Hauser's Memory (1970) (TV) .... Joseph Slaughter Aquarians, The (1970) (TV) .... Official ... aka Deep Lab (1970) (TV) Night Slaves (1970) (TV) .... Sheriff Henshaw
Four Rode Out (1969) ... aka Cuatro cabalgaron (1971) (Spain) Change of Mind (1969) .... Sheriff Webb "Bold Ones: The Protectors, The" (1969) TV Series .... Deputy Police Chief Sam Danforth ... aka "Protectors, The" (1969) How to Commit Marriage (1969) .... Phil Fletcher Deadlock (1969/I) (TV) .... Lieutenent Sam Danforth Trial Run (1969) (TV) .... Jason Harkness How to Steal the World (1968) .... General Maximilian Harmon Companions in Nightmare (1968) (TV) .... Dr. Neesden Dayton's Devils (1968) .... Frank Dayton Hawaii Five-O: Cocoon (1968) (TV) .... Brent Shadow Over Elveron (1968) (TV) .... Sheriff Verne Drover Rosie! (1968) .... Cabot Counterpoint (1968) .... Victor Rice Code Name: Heraclitus (1967) (TV) .... Fryer Reluctant Astronaut, The (1967) .... Major Fred Gifford Gunfight in Abilene (1967) .... Grant Evers Beau Geste (1966) .... Lieutenant De Ruse Plainsman, The (1966) .... Colonel George Armstrong Custer "Peyton Place" (1964) TV Series .... Dr. Vincent Markham/Kenneth Markham (1965) Dark Intruder (1965) .... Brett Kingsford ... aka Black Cloak (1965) (USA) Harlow (1965/I) .... Richard Manley Night Train to Paris (1964) .... Alan Holiday See How They Run (1964) (TV) .... Elliott Green "New Breed, The" (1961) TV Series .... Police Lieutenant Price Adams (1961-1962)
"Swamp Fox" (1959) TV Series .... Gen. Francis Marion (The Swamp Fox) Sheepman, The (1958) .... Col. Stephen Bedford/Johnny Bledsoe ... aka Stranger with a Gun (1958) Hot Summer Night (1957) .... William Joel Partain Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) .... Peter Brent ... aka Tammy (1957) (UK) ... aka Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) (UK) Opposite Sex, The (1956) .... Steve Hilliard Vagabond King, The (1956) .... Thilbault Forbidden Planet (1956) .... Commander John J. Adams Ransom! (1956) .... Charlie Telfer ... aka Fearful Decision (1956) (USA) "Tales of Tomorrow" (1951) TV Series