Gene Wilder who is best known for his performances in the comedy roles in 70’s and 80’s movies has died at 83. His lawyer Eric Weissmann has informed. He has become more popular as soon as he started working with Director Mel Brooks in some of his top movies like The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Mel Brooks has called him “one of the truly great talents of our time.”
Wilder was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and he died due to its complications. So, it is time for us to recall some of his great works and pay a tribute to this talent. Here you go!
Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory:
It’s like Gene Wilder had brought the character of Willy Wonka alive on screen with his somewhat childlike happiness. He has dominated every scene including his “pure imagination” which will always be remembered by the young and the young at hearts alike. His unpredictable charm that he infused in the character had turned Willy Wonka from a candy seller to something like Santa Claus who can spread his magic.
Directed by Mel Brooks this is a movie where we have seen an awesome performance by Gene Wilder. He was also nominated for the Academy Awards for his outstanding performance.
Bonnie And Clyde:
Paired with Evans Evans in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Gene Wilder had done a remarkable job as Eugene Grizzard. His expression at the moment when his girlfriend confesses that she has lied about her age and is older then what she told him, just doesn’t need any word.
Here Gene Wilder acted as an alcoholic gunslinger. Although the character is not so heroic but he made it famous with his characteristic charm. Directed by Mel Brooks, this is one of the best performances Wilder even gave.
Again Wilder teamed up with Brooke and made this spoof a huge success. It is actually pronounced Fron-ken-steen. Made six years after The Producers, this movie again took the audience by storm.