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Gene Wilder

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Writer / Comedian / Film Producer | * 06/11/1933 († 83, 08/29/2016) | Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter and author. Wilder began his career on stage, and made his screen debut in an episode of the TV series The Play of the Week in 1961. Although his first film role was portraying a hostage in the 1967 motion picture Bonnie and Clyde, Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1967 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, which Wilder co-wrote, garnering 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..."> ()
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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. .

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Gene Wilder

Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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Movies with Gene Wilder as Actor(36)

as Himself (archive footage)2018 Love, Gilda
as George / Skip Donahue (archive footage)2013 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
as Mock Turtle1999 Alice in Wonderland
as Cash Carter1999 Murder in a Small Town
as Larry 'Cash' Carter1999 The Lady in Question
as George / Abe Fielding1991 Another You
as Duffy Bergman1990 Funny About Love
as Dave Lyons1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil
as Larry Abbot1986 Haunted Honeymoon
as Teddy Pierce1984 The Woman in Red
as Michael Jordon1982 Hanky Panky
as Skippy (sketch 'Skippy')1980 Sunday Lovers
as Skip Donahue1980 Stir Crazy
as Avram1979 The Frisco Kid
as Rudy Valentine / Rudy Hickman1977 The World's Greatest Lover
as George Caldwell1976 Silver Streak
as The Fox1974 The Little Prince
as Jim, aka "The Waco Kid"1974 Blazing Saddles
as Stanley1974 Rhinoceros
as Harry Evers1974 Thursday's Game
as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein1974 Young Frankenstein
as Herb Waterman1973 Acts of Love and Other Comedies
as Lord Ravensbane1972 The Scarecrow
as Claude / Philippe1970 Start the Revolution Without Me
as Leo Bloom1967 The Producers
as Eugene Grizzard1967 Bonnie and Clyde
as Bernard1966 Death of a Salesman

TV Shows/Series with Gene Wilder as Actor(10)

Movies with Gene Wilder as Crew(15)

Writing/Writer1999 Murder in a Small Town
Writing/Writer1999 The Lady in Question
Writing/Screenplay1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Directing/Director1986 Haunted Honeymoon
Writing/Writer1986 Haunted Honeymoon
Directing/Director1984 The Woman in Red
Writing/Writer1984 The Woman in Red
Directing/Director1980 Sunday Lovers
Directing/Director1977 The World's Greatest Lover
Writing/Writer1977 The World's Greatest Lover
Production/Producer1977 The World's Greatest Lover
Writing/Screenplay1974 Young Frankenstein
Writing/Screenstory1974 Young Frankenstein

Full Name: Jerome Silberman
Born: Sunday, 06/11 1933 (June) in Milwaukee
Died: Monday, 08/29 2016 (August) in Stamford (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Iowa, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Washington High School
Spouses (current/former): Gilda Radner
Other names for Gene Wilder (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jerome Silberman"
"Jerry Silberman"
"Ζερόμ Ζίλμπερμαν"
"Τζιν Γουάιλντερ"
Gene Wilder frequently works together with these people:
Mel Brooks (11x, Actor)
John Morris (8x, Crew)
Richard Pryor (7x, Actor)
Hamid Farokhnezhad (7x, Actor)
Morgan Freeman (6x, Actor)
Whoopi Goldberg (6x, Actress)
Elton John (6x, Actor)
Rosie O'Donnell (5x, Actress)
Sean Hayes (5x, Actor)
Jamie Lee Curtis (5x, Actress)
Dolly Parton (5x, Actress)
Angela Rippon (5x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1180, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/09/2019