History Creator / GeneWilder

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.
19th Dec '16 3:56:23 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.
4th Oct '16 12:46:57 PM Drcynic24
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* StarDerailingRole: [[invoked]] ''Haunted Honeymoon''. Everything after that flop was bad news for Wilder until a minor comeback on television, which was also derailed by the above mentioned ExectuiveMeddling.

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* StarDerailingRole: [[invoked]] ''Haunted Honeymoon''. Everything after that flop was bad news for Wilder until a minor comeback on television, which was also derailed by the above mentioned ExectuiveMeddling.ExecutiveMeddling.
4th Oct '16 12:46:15 PM Drcynic24
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* StarDerailingRole: [[invoked]] ''Haunted Honeymoon''. Everything after that flop was bad news for Wilder until a minor comeback on television, which was also derailed.

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* StarDerailingRole: [[invoked]] ''Haunted Honeymoon''. Everything after that flop was bad news for Wilder until a minor comeback on television, which was also derailed.derailed by the above mentioned ExectuiveMeddling.
11th Sep '16 2:33:21 PM NWolfman
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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 Brook replied "Look in the mirror and blame God."

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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 Brook Brooks replied "Look in the mirror and blame God."
11th Sep '16 2:32:57 PM NWolfman
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* LeslieNielsenSyndrome: [[invoked]] Before starring in ''Film/TheProducers'', he considered himself a dramatic actor.

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* LeslieNielsenSyndrome: [[invoked]] Before starring in Prior to ''Film/TheProducers'', he considered himself Wilder worked in theater as a dramatic actor.actor. He vented to Mel Brooks one night that everyone was laughing at his performances when they weren't meant to, to which Brook 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.

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* 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.
11th Sep '16 2:27:12 PM NWolfman
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Jerome Silberman, better known as Gene Wilder (June 11, 1933 August 29, 2016), was widely regarded as one of the greatest comedic actors ever, if not ''the'' greatest. He was best known for being the first actor to portray Film/{{Willy Wonka|AndTheChocolateFactory}} (see right), for his collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks, and for his four co-starring appearances with Creator/RichardPryor.

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Jerome Silberman, better known as Gene Wilder (June 11, 1933 August 29, 2016), was widely regarded as one of the greatest comedic actors ever, of the 20th century, if not ''the'' greatest. He was best known for being the first actor to portray Film/{{Willy Wonka|AndTheChocolateFactory}} (see right), for his collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks, and for his four co-starring appearances with Creator/RichardPryor.
7th Sep '16 12:15:52 PM spasskysteve
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Jerome Silberman, better known as Gene Wilder (June 11, 1933 August 29, 2016), was widely regarded as one of the greatest comedic actors ever, if not ''the'' greatest. He was probably best known for being the first actor to portray Film/{{Willy Wonka|AndTheChocolateFactory}} (see right), for his collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks, and for his four co-starring appearances with Creator/RichardPryor.

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Jerome Silberman, better known as Gene Wilder (June 11, 1933 August 29, 2016), was widely regarded as one of the greatest comedic actors ever, if not ''the'' greatest. He was probably best known for being the first actor to portray Film/{{Willy Wonka|AndTheChocolateFactory}} (see right), for his collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks, and for his four co-starring appearances with Creator/RichardPryor.
7th Sep '16 11:16:32 AM bowserbros
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* SuddenlyShouting: Had a tendency to get very loud at a moment's notice throughout many of his works. As Willy Wonka, he famously [[ThrowItIn didn't tell the other actors]] how loud he was going to get during the film's climax, leading to more [[EnforcedMethodActing genuinely shocked responses]].

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* SuddenlyShouting: Had a tendency to get very loud at a moment's notice throughout many of his works. As Willy Wonka, he famously [[ThrowItIn didn't tell the other actors]] how loud he was going to get during the film's climax, leading to more [[EnforcedMethodActing genuinely shocked responses]].responses]] (though he did ask for Peter Ostrum to be warned in advance when filming the infamous "You get nothing!" scene due to the friendship the two had built up over the course of filming; his request was denied).


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* 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.
6th Sep '16 12:43:37 AM mlsmithca
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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' (1971; in animated inserts, such as ''The Adventures of Letterman'')

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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' (1971; in ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' (in animated inserts, such as ''The Adventures of Letterman'')
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