Leslie Nielsen

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Quotes (5)

  • Leslie Nielsen: The reason they call it 'golf' is that all the other four-letter words were used up.

  • Leslie Nielsen: Yes, it's true, I've been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of Shakespeare.

  • Leslie Nielsen: The best part is always the heavy. And the meaner and crueler and the worse you are, the more vicious you are as the heavy, the better the hero looks when he whips you. So, the heavy is liable to be a very dramatic, fine acting part. I told my agent at that time, "I want to play heavies who are really vicious and cruel and terrible. I want them to know that they're terrible and I want them to enjoy it."

  • Leslie: I wore that same shirt yesterday playing golf. There goes the Nike account.

  • Leslie: Doing nothing is very hard to do, you never know when you're finished.

Trivia (36)

  • He currently lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

  • His screen test for Ben-Hur as Messala is included in the Four-Disc Collector's Edition as a bonus feature.

  • He is the son of an RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer.

  • He was named "the Laurence Olivier of spoofs," by film critic Roger Ebert.

  • He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • His father was Danish Canadian.

  • He likes the winter season better than the summer season.

  • He was asked for Scary Movie 4 because his character was very popular.

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