Leslie William Nielsen, OC (11 February 1926 :28 November 2010) was a Canadian actor,
comedian, and producer.He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs,
portraying more than 220 characters.Although his notable performances in the films
Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure gave him standing as a serious actor,
Nielsen later gained enduring recognition for his deadpan comedy roles during the 1980s
and the early 1990s, after being cast against type for the Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker comedy film Airplane!.
Nielsen specialized in his portrayal of characters oblivious to and complicit in their absurd surroundings,
which gave him a reputation as a comedian. Airplane! marked Nielsen's turning point