Ever wondered what the legendary comic actor Gene Wilder’s been up to after all these years? To refresh your memory on who he is…Gene Wilder starred in iconic roles such as “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Blazing Saddles”, “See No Evil, Hear No Evil”, “Stir Crazy”, “The Woman In Red’, “Haunted Honeymoon”, etc.
Gene Wilder finally came out of hiding after all these years by making a special TV appearance on the TV show “Role Model” for TCM (Turner Classic Movies), on the show, he had a special interview with 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin. Alec Baldwin revealed that he is Gene Wilder’s biggest fan and inspiration in acting. Alec Baldwin begged Gene Wilder to make a return to movies but sadily, Gene denied a return.
In this article, Gene explains why he never starred in a new comedy film. A man that we once loved back in the 80’s. Gene reveals that he got an offer to do a comedy film but he turned it down because simply put, he doesn’t like the way comedy films are going today. He doesn’t appreciate and is offended at the profanity over humor as I’m sure he doesn’t like the sex and drugs used constantly in comedy films as of late. Gene feels that today’s comedy films aren’t like what they used to be in the 80’s.
What is Gene Wilder doing as a career after all these years? He’s been writing novels. He has his own autobiography titled “Kiss Me Like A Stranger” and he’s wrote a few fiction novels as well. He seems more happy writing novels than acting. So if you ever expect Gene Wilder to appear on the big screen again, not a chance. The last thing he did in acting was that he appeared in two episodes of the sitcom “Will and Grace” back in 2003.
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Great to hear from Gene again!
“See No Evil, Hear No Evil” was one of my favorite movies of Gene’s other than Willy Wonka.
Good luck Gene and thanks for the entertainment!