History Creator / GeneWilder

22nd Jul '17 8:43:29 PM Drcynic24
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** Also passed on the role of James Martin in ThePoseidonAdventure due to scheduling conflicts.

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** Also passed on the role of James Martin in ThePoseidonAdventure due to scheduling conflicts.conflicts.
** MelBrooks very much wanted to collaborate with Wilder again in ''Film/HighAnxiety'', and offered him the lead role of the phobic Dr. Richard Thorndyke, but Wilder was already busy with producing, writing, directing, and acting in The World's Greatest Lover, so he turned Brooks down. The duo never did collaborate again.
15th Jun '17 6:57:43 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* ''Something Wilder'' (1993; TV Sitcom)

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* ''Something Wilder'' ''Series/SomethingWilder'' (1993; TV Sitcom)
18th May '17 9:39:41 AM xcountryguy
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]]. After semi-retiring from acting in 1999, he passed on many, many roles that had been conceived for him.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]]. After semi-retiring from acting in 1999, he passed on many, many roles that had been conceived for him.
18th May '17 6:21:49 AM LarryMullen
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* LeslieNielsenSyndrome: Prior to ''Film/TheProducers'', Wilder worked in theater as a dramatic actor. He vented to Mel Brooks one night that everyone was laughing at his performances when they weren't meant to, to which Brooks replied "Look in the mirror and blame God."



* WagTheDirector: During filming of ''Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'', he had full control over nearly every aspect of his performance as the titular candyman, from the clothes he wore to the way he introduced himself at the start of the factory tour. By all accounts, his contributions were not so outlandish that it made production difficult and some of the film's most memorable moments were his ideas.
22nd Apr '17 2:59:11 PM LtFedora
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His desire to act started at the age of eight, when his mother was stricken with rheumatic fever. The doctor sternly warned the young boy that any stress may prove fatal. So, he impressed on him one important lesson: "try and make her laugh."
16th Mar '17 1:02:24 PM Drcynic24
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** Had Creator/GeneHackman not taken the role, he was Creator/WesAnderson's choice to play Royal in ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums''.

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** Had Creator/GeneHackman not taken the role, he was Creator/WesAnderson's choice to play Royal in ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums''.''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums''.
** One of the earlier films he passed on was the role of Milo Minderbender in Catch-22, despite having been interested in the role, he didn't care for how the character was written differently from the book.
** Also passed on the role of James Martin in ThePoseidonAdventure due to scheduling conflicts.
28th Feb '17 2:08:27 PM LtFedora
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* RealMenWearPink: He had a love of romance novels and even wrote two himself, ''My French Whore'' and ''The Woman Who Wouldn't'' as well as a collection of short romantic stories called ''What Is This Thing Called Love?''

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* RealMenWearPink: RealMenWearPink:
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He had a love of romance novels and even wrote two himself, ''My French Whore'' and ''The Woman Who Wouldn't'' as well as a collection of short romantic stories called ''What Is This Thing Called Love?''Love?''
** He was also well-versed in fashion and had complete control over his costume as Willy Wonka. Read his feedback to Mel Stuart regarding initial design sketches [[http://www.wmagazine.com/story/gene-wilder-willy-wonka-costume here]].
1st Feb '17 1:40:49 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Theatre/Rhinoceros'' (1969)

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* ''Theatre/Rhinoceros'' ''Theatre/{{Rhinoceros}}'' (1969)
1st Feb '17 1:40:19 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Theatre/Rhinoceros'' (1969)
24th Dec '16 3:14:29 PM LtFedora
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** By all accounts, he got along amazingly well with the child actors for ''Willy Wonka'', particularly Peter Ostrum, whom he shared most of his scenes with. When it came time to film his infamous outburst at the end of the film, Wilder heavily resisted the urge to tell him just ''how mad'' he was going to be. He didn't want to ruin his friendship with Peter, but also wanted to help capture authentic shock. Julie Dawn Cole and Denise Nickerson also adored working with him; in fact, the only one Wilder didn't get along with was Paris Themmen, the youngest and most immature of the child actors.

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** By all accounts, he got along amazingly well with the child actors for ''Willy Wonka'', particularly Peter Ostrum, whom he shared most of his scenes with. When it came time to film shoot his infamous outburst at the end of the film, Wilder heavily resisted the urge to tell him just ''how mad'' he was going to be. He didn't want to ruin his friendship with Peter, but also wanted to help capture authentic shock. Julie Dawn Cole and Denise Nickerson also adored working with him; in fact, the only one Wilder didn't get along with was Paris Themmen, the youngest and most immature of the child actors.
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