A requiem for the genius of Leslie Nielsen

Updated: November 30, 2010, 4:14 PM ET
By Matthew Berry

Lots and lots of people are funny. But very few are funny the way Leslie Nielsen was. Nielsen, best known for his roles in movies like "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" series, passed away Sunday at age 84.

Like many of you, I loved those movies and was a big fan of Leslie's work. When I heard the news of his passing, I reflected on his many great lines and moments. Always with great timing and impeccable deadpan delivery, the way Nielsen was funny was not only unique, it reminded me ...

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