Leslie Nielsen has passed away at 84. His career is an odd one, almost two careers, going from handsome leads and second leads in serious films (Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure are two I love) to endearing goofball in pictures like Airplane! (1980) and The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad (1988). I’m sure there’ll be lots of “stop calling me Shirley” cracks over the next few days, but I prefer the “Is this some kind of bust?” gag.
His lone 50s theatrical Western (there was a lot of TV) is a good one — The Sheepman (1958) with Glenn Ford and Shirley MacLaine.