Curiosities About Leslie Nielsen

Unfortunately, Leslie Nielsen has left us, that actor that gave us so many good and fun moments with films like "Airplane!", "The Naked Gun: From the files of Police squad!", "Dracula: Dead and Loving It", "Spy Hard". "Mr. Magoo", "Scary Movie 3", "Scary Movie 4", "Spanish Movie"...

But did you know that...

  • He was Canadian, his father was Danish, and his mother Welsh.

  • When he was a child he suffered rickets, and this left him with his legs bent, what gave him his peculiar way of walking.

  • As a child, he was quite clever and used his jokes to scape from some punishments.

  • He arrived Hollywood with the dream of being an actor hitchhiking because he had no money.

  • His first times in Hollywood were a failure and he had to go back to Canada.

  • He worked for some time as a disc jokey

  • One of his first jobs was with Marlon Brando in "Actor's Studio".

  • His first great play as a comedy actor came with "Airplane!", because many of his previous characters were villains or assassin.

  • He had a hearing problem and used hearing aids.

  • He made more than 100 movies and hundreds of TV programs.

  • He married 4 times.

  • Although in most of his career he played the part of a seducer, he will pass to History as one of the most famous comedy actors in the world.

  • He was ambassador of UNICEF in Canada.

  • He was a supportive man that supported charity organizations. They even made him a tribute in 2004 in the ceremony "So the world may hear".

-Emma Alvarez-

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