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Watch Leslie Nielsen's screen test for 'Ben-Hur'

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November

Leslie Nielsen and his career have been duly honored over the last 36 hours since his passing. We've revered him for Airplane. For Naked Gun. For Police Squad. And we nearly could be honoring him for ... Ben-Hur?!?

This is reportedly the actual screen test Nielsen took for the part of Messala (which eventually went to Stephen Boyd.) Alas, we'll not be honoring Boyd's contributions to the '80s. He died in 1977.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 9:39am]

    

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