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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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|Haunted Honeymoon||Larry Abbot||1986|
|Stir Crazy||Skip Donahue||1980|
|Blazing Saddles||Jim, aka "The Waco Kid"||1974|
|Funny About Love||Duffy Bergman||1990|
|The Woman in Red||Teddy Pierce||1984|
|The Producers||Leo Bloom||1967|
|Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory||Willy Wonka||1971|
|Expo Magic of the White City||narrator||2005|
|Murder in a Small Town||Cash Carter||0000|
|Silver Streak||George Caldwell||1976|
|Role Model: Gene Wilder||Self||2008|
|Young Frankenstein||Dr. Frederick Frankenstein||1974|
|Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask||Dr. Doug Ross||1972|
|See No Evil, Hear No Evil||Dave Lyons||1989|
|Bonnie and Clyde||Eugene Grizzard||1967|
|The Little Prince||The Fox||1974|
|Alice in Wonderland||Herr Suppenschildkröte||1999|