You guys hiring?
ecl: Why not Jack Black?
Rhypskallion: Did Steve Martin die while I wasn't paying attention? He could actually pull off a pretty good Drebin.
Dr Jack Badofsky: ecl: Why not Jack Black?Go stare at yourself in the mirror and try to say that without bursting out in laughter at the insanity of that suggestion, air.
Crewmannumber6: Don't know if anybody's mentioned that prior to Airplane, Leslie Nielson was primarily a dramatic actor.
Primitive Screwhead: Wacky Slapstick / Goofy Comedy can be very funny but for me it's Deadpan Comedy that delivers the real laughs and makes things quotable.
Mugato: exparrot: Honestly, the thing that killed the earlier movies for me is when Leslie Nielsen stopped being the straight man and decided he was supposed to be funny.Yeah, the ideal role for him was the straight man in "Airplane!". He was also funny in a more comedic role in The Naked Gun in a different capacity but then people who didn't know what they were doing just made him a clown in all the later films.So if they want to replicate "Airplane!" (impossible), they need to cast a dramatic actor, not known for comedies.
qorkfiend: Mikey1969: Funny trivia: Airplane! was Leslie Neilsen's first comedic role. You'd think he'd been doing it his whole life.I didn't know that. That's pretty cool; comedy is an entirely different kind of acting altogether.
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Aug 16 2017 12:25:09
Runtime: 0.351 sec (350 ms)