Just like most people, Gene Wilder has been an important part of my life too. Everybody should have seen a Gene Wilder movie. Like most people, the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” has always been a huge part of my childhood. I’ve seen the original “Willy Wonka” hundreds of times. It’s a great film and one of the best children’s movies out there.
Gene has also been well-known for other roles. He has teamed up with Mel Brooks for three films which are “Young Frankenstein”, “Blazing Saddles” and “The Producers”. Gene has also worked with comedian Richard Pryor for two films in “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” and “Stir Crazy”. Gene has also directed a few films himself in which he starred in also… those films were “Haunted Honeymoon” and “The Women In Red” which are both great films too.
I have “Young Frankenstein” in my BluRay collection and thinking about watching it tonight in honor of Gene.
Gene was a genius actor for sure. I’ve watched his movies all my life. RIP Gene and thank you.
This is pretty cool news. I’ve always been a huge fan of Gene Wilder’s work. Gene may have been most famous as Willy Wonka but he had other good roles too like “Young Frankenstein” for starters. Also, he was great in “Blazing Saddles”. “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” is one of my favorite comedies of all time and the “Woman in Red” was great too.
Gene Wilder maybe 82 years old now but I’m sure he still has the acting chops. I’m sure getting Gene would be difficult and Steve would probably have to offer him a lot of money that he couldn’t afford but I’m sure it’ll be worth it. Hopefully Steve can get him ’cause it would be cool!
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!