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Leslie Nielsen

I am not going to attempt to write an obituary for the recently deceased actor Leslie Nielsen. Countless other bloggers, film critics and media writers have already published their own versions, many of which are undoubtedly far more eloquent than anything I could come up with. Like Dennis Hopper before him, I can’t claim to have encyclopedic knowledge of Nielsen’s incredibly long and distinguished career, nor can I suggest that his filmography is composed of nothing but masterpieces. However, he was always a performer who I respected and whose considerable talents seemed to be tempered with a desire never to take himself too seriously.

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