I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Gene Wilder. Granted, he hasn’t been in anything recently, and indeed his wealth of classic movies will endure forever, yet it is always a shame when someone so supremely talented passes on. Rest in peace, Mr. Wilder, hopefully in the company of your beloved wife Gilda Radner. You will be missed but never forgotten.
A partial list of Gene Wilder’s 37 movies and roles–
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) as Eugene Grizzard
The Producers (1967) as Leo Bloom
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) as Willy Wonka
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) as Doctor Ross
Blazing Saddles (1974) as Jim, The Waco Kid
Young Frankenstein (1974) as Dr. Frankenstein
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975) as Sigerson Holmes
Silver Streak (1976) as George
The World’s Greatest Lover (1977) as Rudy Hickman
The Frisco Kid (1979) as Avram
Stir Crazy (1980) as Skip Donahue
Hanky Panky (1982) as Michael Jordon
Haunted Honeymoon (1986) as Larry Abbot
Naturally there are now suddenly dozens of videos and tributes to Gene Wilder floating around. The one below is really nice, so I shall begin with sharing it. Following are a few other clips from my personal favorite movies starring Gene Wilder.