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Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman; June 11, 1933 - August 29, 2016) was 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 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). Wilder sadly passed away on the 29th of August, 2016. 

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Jun 11, 1933 In Milwaukee - Wisconsin - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
Première apparrition :
In the movie Death of a Salesman 1966-05-07
Dernier projet:
Film Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2015-02-03
Connu pour
Poster of Expo Magic of the White City
Poster of Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'
Poster of Something Wilder
Poster of Acts of Love and Other Comedies
Film Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic George / Skip Donahue (archive footage) 2015-02-03
Film Marty Feldman : Six Degrees of Separation 2008-03-31
Film Role Model: Gene Wilder Self 2008-07-17
Film Expo Magic of the White City narrator 2005-09-16
Film Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (archive footage) 2003-01-01
Film Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' Himself 2001-11-13
Film Murder in a Small Town Cash Carter 1999-01-10
Film Alice au Pays des Merveilles Mock Turtle 1999-02-28
Film The Lady in Question Larry 'Cash' Carter 1999-12-12
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Making Frankensense of 'Young Frankenstein' Himself 1996-01-01
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Something Wilder Gene Bergman 1994-10-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Another You George / Abe Fielding 1991-07-26
Film Funny About Love Duffy Bergman 1990-09-21
Film Pas nous, pas nous Dave Lyons 1989-05-12
Film Nuit de noces chez les fantômes Larry Abbot 1986-07-25
Film La fille en rouge Teddy Pierce 1984-08-15
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Film La folie aux trousses Michael Jordon 1982-06-04
Film Les séducteurs Skippy (sketch 'Skippy') 1980-10-31
Film Faut s'faire la malle Skip Donahue 1980-12-12
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-01-28
Film Un rabbin au Far West Avram 1979-07-06
Film Drôle de séducteur Rudy Valentine / Rudy Hickman 1977-12-18
Film Transamerica Express George Caldwell 1976-12-03
Film Le frère le plus fûté de Sherlock Holmes Sigerson Holmes 1975-01-01
Film Thursday's Game Harry Evers 1974-04-14
Film Rhinoceros Stanley 1974-01-21
Film Le Shérif est en prison Jim, aka "The Waco Kid" 1974-02-07
Film Frankenstein Junior Dr. Frederick Frankenstein 1974-12-15
Film Le Petit Prince The Fox 1974-11-06
Film Acts of Love and Other Comedies Herb Waterman 1973-03-15
Film Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le sexe (sans jamais oser le demander) Dr. Doug Ross 1972-08-06
Film The Scarecrow Lord Ravensbane 1972-01-10
Film Charlie et la Chocolaterie Willy Wonka 1971-06-29
Series The Electric Company 1971-10-25
Film Commencez la révolution sans nous Claude / Philippe 1970-08-14
Film Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Quackser Fortune 1970-06-13
Film Bonnie & Clyde Eugene Grizzard 1967-07-18
Film Les Producteurs Leo Bloom 1967-11-22
Film Death of a Salesman Bernard 1966-05-07