Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder

June 11, 1933
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman; June 11, 1933) is an American stage and screen actor, director, screenwriter, and author.

Wilder began his career on stage, making his screen debut in the film Bonnie and Clyde in 1967. His first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1968 film The Producers. This was the first in a series of prolific collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Young Frankenstein, the script of which garnered the pair an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wilder is known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Wilder has directed and written several of his films, including The Woman in Red (1984).

His marriage to actress Gilda Radner, who died from ovarian cancer, led to his active involvement in promoting cancer awareness and treatment, helping found the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles and co-founding Gilda's Club.

In more recent years, Wilder has turned his attention to writing, producing a memoir in 2005, Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search for Love and Art, and the novels My French Whore (2007), The Woman Who Wouldn't (2008), and What Is This Thing Called Love (2010).

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Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)
53%
4 votes

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)

(archive footage)
Alice in Wonderland (1999)
69%
27 votes

Alice in Wonderland (1999)

Herr Suppenschildkröte
Another You (1991)
60%
9 votes

Another You (1991)

George / Abe Fielding
Funny About Love (1990)
NR
0 votes

Funny About Love (1990)

Duffy Bergman
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
78%
223 votes

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

Dave Lyons
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
57%
10 votes

Haunted Honeymoon (1986)

Larry Abbot
The Woman in Red (1984)
68%
26 votes

The Woman in Red (1984)

Teddy Pierce
Hanky Panky (1982)
60%
1 votes

Hanky Panky (1982)

Michael Jordon
Stir Crazy (1980)
71%
41 votes

Stir Crazy (1980)

Skip Donahue
The Frisco Kid (1979)
66%
11 votes

The Frisco Kid (1979)

Avram
The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
60%
2 votes

The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

Rudy Valentine / Rudy Hickman
Silver Streak (1976)
79%
29 votes

Silver Streak (1976)

George Caldwell
Young Frankenstein (1974)
83%
491 votes

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles (1974)
81%
526 votes

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Jim, aka "The Waco Kid"
Rhinoceros (1974)
80%
1 votes

Rhinoceros (1974)

Stanley
The Little Prince (1974)
78%
16 votes

The Little Prince (1974)

The Fox
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
81%
1,353 votes

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
63%
6 votes

Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

Claude / Philippe
The Producers (1967)
78%
79 votes

The Producers (1967)

Leo Bloom
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
79%
184 votes

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Eugene Grizzard
Expo: Magic of the White City
NR
0 votes

Expo: Magic of the White City

Narrator
Something Wilder
NR
0 votes

Something Wilder

 
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