Gene Wilder

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 50: a clunky film that Roald Dahl rightly hated
The years haven’t been kind to Gene Wilder and his underplayed performance as the sadistic chocolatier in a cheap and poorly made adaptation

Guy Lodge

30, Jun, 2021 @5:34 AM

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The Producers review – Mel Brooks’ maniacal comedy still grips
Like a parody of Brexit Britain, never has the 1967 comedy been more horribly pertinent than it is now

Peter Bradshaw

01, Aug, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Gene Wilder remembered at the Oscars ceremony
The Academy paid tribute to the actor in its In Memoriam montage

Catherine Shoard

27, Feb, 2017 @4:21 AM

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Sydney New Year's Eve celebrations honour Bowie, Prince and Wilder
Hundreds of thousands flock to harbour to enjoy firework show remembering some of the great names lost in 2016

Calla Wahlquist

31, Dec, 2016 @1:26 PM

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Gene Wilder remembered by Kelly Le Brock
The actor’s friend and co-star remembers a gentle man whose sensitivity was born from a tough upbringing and a constantly ailing mother

11, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Match the Gene Wilder character to the film - quiz
As we bid farewell this week to the mighty Gene Wilder, find out how many of his movie roles you can recognise

Aidan Mac Guill

02, Sep, 2016 @8:38 AM

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'I wanted to be Willy Wonka': how Gene Wilder inspired future pastry chefs
Wilder’s role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory resonated with children everywhere – but also in the hearts and minds of generations of chefs

Joshua David Stein

31, Aug, 2016 @6:41 PM

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'Wonderful, hilarious, madcap acting': your favourite Gene Wilder moments
Readers on their favourite scenes from the brilliant career of Gene Wilder, who has died age 83

James Walsh and Guardian readers

30, Aug, 2016 @11:30 AM

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'One of the truly great talents': Hollywood pays tribute to Gene Wilder
Mel Brooks, Russell Crowe and Jim Carrey among those who have taken to Twitter to show appreciation for the comedian, who died on Monday

Henry Barnes and agencies

30, Aug, 2016 @9:37 AM

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Gene Wilder: a comic enigma whose genius shone brightest in collaboration | Hadley Freeman
Enduring partnerships with Richard Pryor, Gilda Radner and Mel Brooks show Wilder’s gift wasn’t just his own mastery, but an ability to coax it from others, too

Hadley Freeman

30, Aug, 2016 @9:25 AM

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Gene Wilder – five key performances
From The Producers to Stir Crazy, via Willy Wonka and Blazing Saddles, we pick out the key roles by Gene Wilder, who died on Monday aged 83

Andrew Pulver

29, Aug, 2016 @9:59 PM

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Gene Wilder: a wild, inspired and sensitive actor who ran on rocket fuel
The singular comic star, who has died at the age of 83, cooked up a quartet of indelible neurotics which belied great intelligence and whose genius may not yet have been fully appreciated

Peter Bradshaw

29, Aug, 2016 @8:54 PM

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