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Gene Wilder RIP.

Truth.ie

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One of the most under-rated comedic actors has died.

Anyone over 40 will remember when he was top of the game in the 70s and 80s. Hits like Stir Crazy, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein.


Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder dies - BBC News

This thread is to remember his great acting and show some videos of his funny moments.
 


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Of the many Young Frankenstein is my fav. Terrific funny guy. Brought many a smile at Christmas with the Wonka....RIP.
 

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Who's going to run the Chocolate Factory and care for the Umpa Lumpa's now?:-(
 

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I don't normally like comedy, he was one of the few comedians i ever laughed at. One look at his face could make you laugh.
 

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I just told my partner willy Wonka is no more and my six year said ahh no more chocolate factory.
 

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Sad news that ... here's the trailer for the Producers ... the first film I remember him in ..

[video=youtube;tCNjOBzg8tc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCNjOBzg8tc[/video]
Springtime for Hitler and Germany.
 

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A lot of the deaths this year have shocked me, but this one genuinely saddens me. He had a wonderful ability to mix madcap hysterical behaviour with pathos.

RIP

Hopefully he's gone somewhere like this
[video=youtube;RZ-uV72pQKI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ-uV72pQKI&app=desktop[/video]
 

che schifo

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Sad news that ... here's the trailer for the Producers ... the first film I remember him in ..

[video=youtube;tCNjOBzg8tc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCNjOBzg8tc[/video]
I think blazing saddles was the first film I saw him in.. Very funny. This could go on the trump thread as well, I guess..

[video=youtube;KHJbSvidohg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHJbSvidohg[/video]
 

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I hated Willy Wonka, funnily enough it came up in conversation with my mother recently and she reminisced about an ad for it coming on TV when I was a kid and apparently I said, ''ah no, not Willy f cuking Wonka again''. She and my dad found that hilarious but had to give out to me for swearing. petunia
 
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His work on The Producers is one of the funniest in film comedy. He stood back in the opening scene, where his co-star was making a return from the Hollywood blacklist and milked every second brilliantly. Wilder sat back and let him at it. Brilliant stuff.
 

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A bit sad to hear that Ted.

Amongst the many other parts already mentioned, like in Young Fronkenstein and Blazing Saddles, and more, he helped give the only proper screen version of Willy Wonka that bit of edge that made it so watchable and so great.

He'll live on in my imagination.

https://youtu.be/r2pt2-F2j2g
 

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First celebrity thats died this year that I give a stale fart about. He had me in stitches over the years.
 

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Didnt he make a film in dublin years ago quacksters fortune has a cousin in the bronx
 

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One of the most under-rated comedic actors has died.

Anyone over 40 will remember when he was top of the game in the 70s and 80s. Hits like Stir Crazy, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein.


Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder dies - BBC News

This thread is to remember his great acting and show some videos of his funny moments.
RIP.

[video=youtube;B94lP-fZyLk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94lP-fZyLk[/video]
 

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RIP. A great many memories. Excellent comedic turn here!

[video=youtube;QuHw5ivCs1A]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuHw5ivCs1A[/video]
 

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