Mr. Wilder’s rule for comedy was simple: Don’t try to make it funny; try to make it real. “I’m an actor, not a clown,” he said more than once.
-Daniel Lewis, New York Times
Actor and writer Gene Wilder made millions smile throughout his film career. Perhaps best known for his work with Mel Brooks in movies such as The Producers and Blazing Saddles, or his classic role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, he was gentle, sensitive, and soulful, on stage and in-person, with a depth of emotion boiling underneath.
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Gene Wilder Interview with Merv Griffin (1979)
Gene Wilder Personal In Depth Interview (1984)
It’s not sex that men are looking for… it’s adventure”
Gene Wilder Interview with Robert Osborne (2013)
Be very careful of what you want, because you might get it.
Gene Wilder Documentary
If art isn’t about creating beauty, I don’t know why do it