Leslie Nielsen in ‘Spanish Movie’ Parody? Surely, You Can’t Be Serious?


He is serious … and don’t call him Shirley.

Slapstick star Leslie Nielsen was in Madrid last week to attend the world premiere of  director Javier Ruiz Caldera’s Spanish cinema spoof Spanish Movie. The 83-year-old, who admits that the word “gracais” is the extent of his Spanish vocab, plays a bumbling doctor in the film.

"You can tell me. I'm a doctor."

"You can tell me. I'm a doctor."

Expected to be a major hit in Spain, Spanish Movie parodies many of the country’s biggest blockbusters, including Guillermo Del Toro’s El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth), Juan Antonio Bayuna’s El Orfanato (The Orphanage), Alejandro Amenabar’s The Others, and Juame Balaguero and Luis Berdejo’s Rec. The Coen Brothers Oscar-winning film No Country for Old Men, starring Spanish actor Javier Bardem, is also spoofed.

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