Canadian-born actor Leslie Nielsen died at the age of 84 on Sunday after suffering from pneumonia. This beloved comedian and icon has appeared in over 100 films, 1,500 television programs and portrayed over 200 characters.
One of the turning points in his career was his role as Dr. Rumack in the 1980 comedy Airplane! In this film, he delivered one of his famous lines. Dr. Rumack says to Ted Striker, “can you fly this plane and land it?” And Striker replies, “surely you can’t be serious.” Dr. Rumack interjects, “I am