According to his nephew, actor Leslie Nielsen has died of pneumonia in a hospital in Florida. I was going to say that Naked Gun used to be my favorite movie, but who am I kidding? It still is.
Canadian-born Nielsen started his acting career as a dramatic lead—here's the trailer to Forbidden Planet, in which he starred:
But he achieved lasting fame as Lt. Frank Drebin in the tragically short TV series Police Squad and its movie spinoff, Naked Gun (as well as the scene-stealing doctor in Airplane!), which, Jesus, who among us didn't watch these 1,000 times in fourth grade?