Leslie Nielsen passed away on November 28, 2010, at the age of 84, but his place in Hollywood history is assured; he was a bona fide silver screen comedic legend.
The Canadian actor began his career on American TV in the 1950s before getting his big-screen break in the sci-fi classic The Forbidden Planet. After appearing in hundreds of films, Nielsen was handed another crack at stardom in the ’80s as a comedy actor in the spoof Airplane! after which he went on to cement his reputation as one of the best surrealist comic actors around as Frank Drebin in Police Squad and the Naked Gun franchise.
Since he made his name among by appearing in bizarre nonsensical comedies, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the veteran star’s AskMen interview (conducted shortly before his death) ended up, well… slightly bizarre and nonsensical.
Join us, if you dare, as AskMen speaks with Leslie Nielsen, the star of Dracula: Dead And Loving It and Stan Helsing, to learn how to deal with relationships that go from rom-com to full-blown horror.
You know the type — she starts off charming and sexy, but it turns out she only wants to suck you dry before moving onto the next man.
Leslie Nielsen vs. A Vampire: “I’d just throw somebody else in her path: I’d probably hit her with a GEICO insurance salesman or somebody like that, because it’s a practical, well-known fact that nobody can take on Dracula and not be put down. The only way she could be put down would be by a wooden stake being driven through her heart.”
The werewolf girl is fine for the majority of the time, but once a month, for “reasons unknown” she turns into a beast who wants nothing more to destroy. She’ll not be happy until she’s torn your heart out and drunk your blood.
Leslie Nielsen vs. A Werewolf: “I would go up to one with her back turned to me, I would tap her on the back, and I would say, ‘Excuse me, but are you a werewolf?’ and she’d say, ‘I’m sorry, what?’ So I’d say, ‘Werewolf?’ and she’d say, ‘Well, I’m a werewolf, and there’s another one down on the corner, so that’s where two of us are. What else can I do for you?’ Silver bullets work too — providing you’re not out of them.”
Leslie’s Lesson: Truth is, there is no solution to this perennial problem, so when she turns into a wolf, do as Leslie would: resort to reasoning. Hopefully she’ll be too confused to rip you to shreds.
After the break: Leslie Nielsen sets his sights set on zombies, aliens and axe murderers… Next Page