Gene Wilder, whose death at age 83 was reported Aug. 29, left behind a memorable body of work in films.
“Bonnie and Clyde” (1967)
“The Producers” (1967)
Wilder’s first screen collaboration with Mel Brooks had him playing a timid accountant swept up in a financial scheme involving a deliberately awful Broadway musical.
“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971)
Wilder played the title role in this perennial children’s favorite, based on the book by Roald Dahl.
“Blazing Saddles” (1974)
Wilder played the gunman buddy to Cleavon Little’s lawman in Mel Brooks‘ satire of movie Westerns.
“Young Frankenstein” (1974)
Yet another Brooks satire, this one of horror films, with Wilder as the mad scientist, “Dr. Franken-STEEN,” a pronunciation which he demands of those who get it wrong.
“Silver Streak” (1976)
Wilder began a potent onscreen collaboration with Richard Pryor in this railway caper.
“Another You” (1991)
Wilder’s last partnership with Pryor was in this comedy about a con man and a former mental patient.
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