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  • RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

    Actor Gene Wilder who starred in such films as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", "Blazing Saddles," and "Young Frankenstein." died today in his home in Connecticut. He was 83.


  • #2
    Re: RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

    Very sad to hear.

    Him and richard pryor where a good acting duo.
    R i p gene.
    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    • #3
      Re: RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

      R.i.p.
      Who cared about rules when you were young?

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      • #4
        Re: RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

        Really sad news, I hadn't heard he was ill even, but he had a good innings.
        The Trickster On The Roof

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        • #5
          Re: RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

          Responsible for many of my favourite films of all time!

          Blazing Saddles
          Young Frankenstein
          The Producers
          See No Evil, Hear No Evil
          Start The Revolution Without Me
          Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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          • #6
            Re: RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

            Originally posted by zabadak View Post
            Responsible for many of my favourite films of all time!

            Blazing Saddles
            Young Frankenstein
            The Producers
            See No Evil, Hear No Evil
            Start The Revolution Without Me
            Don't forget Silver Streak - a classic.

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            • #7
              Re: RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

              Yeah I hadn't forgotten that one, just can't recall the detail as it's been yonks since I've seen it...
              Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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              • #8
                Re: RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

                a sad loss. stir crazy is one of my favourites of his. r.i.p gene.

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                • #9
                  Re: RIP Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

                  That's very sad news. He made some wonderful films and his passing is a big loss. Rip Gene.

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                  • #10
                    I was having a telephone conversation with a friend of mine this evening, and the subject of Gene Wilder came up when we were discussing films, especially Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and she said that no one could have been Wonka but Wilder. Incidentally, back in August 2016 I was listening to Radio 2 on my radio while on the coach to Cornwall when I heard of Wilder's death mentioned - when I got to my destination, I saw BBC Breakfast the following morning (my birthday) from my Premier Inn Room and heard the tributes from fellow actors - admittedly, they focused a lot more on the Willy Wonka film with the actors who played one of the kids paying tribute.

                    Stir Crazy was another film that Wilder was in (saw it post-News at Ten on Friday night in the 1990s), and that was a great comedy film, even if it was over the top, but Wonka would be what he would be remembered for. A lot of people would have said that he would have made a great Doctor Who as well.

                    I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                    There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                    I'm having so much fun
                    My lucky number's one
                    Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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