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Leslie Nielsen

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $1,024,644,278 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,917)
Best-known acting roles: President Harris (Scary Movie 4), US President (Scary Movie 3), Lt. Frank Drebin (The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear), Uncle Albert (Superhero Movie), Lt. Frank Drebin (The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!)
Most productive collaborators: David Zucker, Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting5$291,330,637$133,208,910$424,539,547
Leading1$51,041,856$0$51,041,856
(Unclassified)20$490,175,093$58,887,782$549,062,875

Career Trend

This graph shows Leslie Nielsen’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


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March 29th, 2014

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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/3/2008 An American Carol Osama bin Nielsen/Grandpa  $7,013,191 $8,992 $7,022,183
3/28/2008 Superhero Movie Uncle Albert  $26,638,520 $46,387,782 $73,026,302
10/26/2007 Music Within Bill Austin  $153,205 $0 $153,205
4/14/2006 Scary Movie 4 President Harris  $90,710,620 $88,000,000 $178,710,620
10/24/2003 Scary Movie 3 US President  $110,000,082 $45,199,918 $155,200,000
3/8/2002 Men with Brooms Gordon Cutter  $4,239,767 $0 $4,239,767
8/21/1998 Wrongfully Accused Ryan Harrison  $9,642,860 $0 $9,642,860
12/25/1997 Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo  $21,437,192 $7,500,000 $28,937,192
5/24/1996 Spy Hard Dick Steele -- Agent WD-40  $26,936,265 $0 $26,936,265
12/22/1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It Dracula  $10,660,264 $0 $10,660,264
11/4/1995 Rent-a-Kid Harry Haber  $5,000 $0 $5,000
3/18/1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Lt. Frank Drebin  $51,041,856 $0 $51,041,856
8/20/1993 Surf Ninjas Colonel Chi  $4,916,135 $0 $4,916,135
11/8/1991 All I Want For Christmas Santa  $14,812,144 $0 $14,812,144
6/28/1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Lt. Frank Drebin  $86,930,411 $0 $86,930,411
12/2/1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Poli… Lt. Frank Drebin  $78,041,829 $0 $78,041,829
11/20/1987 Nuts Allen Green  $28,866,028 $0 $28,866,028
10/24/1986 Soul Man Mr. Dunbar  $27,316,198 $0 $27,316,198
11/10/1982 Creepshow Richard Vickers  $20,036,244 $0 $20,036,244
4/16/1982 Wrong is Right Mallory  $3,600,000 $0 $3,600,000
8/15/1980 Prom Night Mr. Hammond  $14,796,236 $0 $14,796,236
7/4/1980 Airplane! Doctor Rumack  $83,453,539 $0 $83,453,539
9/14/1979 City on Fire Mayor William Dudley  $0 $0 $0
8/10/1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie Voice In Feel-O-Rama Movie  $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000
12/13/1972 The Poseidon Adventure Captain Harrison  $93,300,000 $0 $93,300,000
3/15/1956 Forbidden Planet Commander John J. Adams  $3,000,000 $0 $3,000,000
Movies: 26Totals:$832,547,586$192,096,692$1,024,644,278
  Averages:$32,021,061$7,388,334$39,409,395

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/18/1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult $13,216,531 2,383 $51,041,856 $51,041,856 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $51,041,856$51,041,856 
 Averages:$13,216,5312,383$51,041,856$51,041,856100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/3/2008 An American Carol $3,656,000 1,639 $7,013,191 $7,022,183 99.9%
10/26/2007 Music Within $52,744 18 $153,205 $153,205 100.0%
4/14/2006 Scary Movie 4 $40,222,875 3,673 $90,710,620 $178,710,620 50.8%
10/24/2003 Scary Movie 3 $48,113,770 3,505 $110,000,082 $155,200,000 70.9%
7/4/1980 Airplane! $0 0 $83,453,539 $83,453,539 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $291,330,637$424,539,547 
 Averages:$18,409,0781,767$58,266,127$84,907,90984.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,621 $51,041,856
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,222 $291,330,637
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,031 $832,547,586
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,241 $832,547,586
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,890 $133,208,910
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,129 $192,096,692
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,246 $192,096,692
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,121 $51,041,856
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,301-7,400) 7,331 $424,539,547
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,449 $1,024,644,278
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,917 $1,024,644,278
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 94 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 86 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 89 78
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $51,041,856
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 186 $51,041,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,356 $51,041,856
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,841 $51,041,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 883 $51,041,856
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,159 $51,041,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 511 $51,041,856
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 623 $51,041,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 836 $51,041,856
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,039 $51,041,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $51,041,856
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 374 $51,041,856


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