Gene Wilder


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Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.Wilder caught his first big break playing a small role in the off-Broadway production of Arnold Wesker's "Roots" and followed quickly with his Broadway debut as the comic valet in "The Complaisant Lover" (both 1961), for which he won the Clement Derwent Award. His other Broadway credits included "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1963, with Kirk Douglas), "The White House" (1964, with Helen Hayes) and "Luv" (1966), but it was a 1963 Broadway production of "Mother Courage and Her Children" that altered the course of his life forever. In its cast was Anne Bancroft, who was dating Mel Brooks at the time, and the relationship established between the two men eventually led to Wilder becoming part of Brooks' "stock company".Wilder's Actor's Studio connection may have helped him land his first feature, Bonnie und Clyde (1967), in which he drew much favorable attention in a small but memorable role as a frightened young undertaker abducted by the legendary duo. Wilder's performance as the endearingly frantic Leo Bloom in Frühling für Hitler (1967) kicked off his celebrated collaboration with Mel Brooks and garnered him an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor. His career gained momentum as he played a swashbuckler in Zwei Haudegen kommen selten allein (1970), the candy impresario of Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik (1971) and a sheep-smitten doctor in Woody Allen's Was Sie schon immer über Sex wissen wollten, aber bisher nicht zu fragen wagten (1972). Wilder re-teamed with Mel Brooks for the inspired lunacy of Der wilde wilde Westen (1974) and Frankenstein Junior (1974), earning his second Oscar nomination for his first-time screen-writing efforts (along with Mel Brooks) on the latter.Wilder made his directorial debut (in addition to acting and starring) with Sherlock Holmes cleverer Bruder (1975). His first association with Richard Pryor had come on Der wilde wilde Westen (1974), but Pryor (also co-screenwriter) had lost out in his bid for the Cleavon Little role. Pryor and Wilder first acted together in the commercially successful Trans-Amerika-Express (1976) and scored at the box office again with Zwei wahnsinnig starke Typen (1980), but their later efforts were mediocre. Ironically, Der Geisterflieger (1982), Wilder's first of three films with his wife Gilda Radner, originally was written to pair him with Richard Pryor again, but Pryor's unavailability necessitated rewriting the part for Radner.He died on August 29, 2016 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. His nephew said in a statement, "We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones - this illness-pirate, unlike in so many cases, never stole his ability to recognize those that were closest to him, nor took command of his central-gentle-life affirming core personality. The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn't vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him "there's Willy Wonka", would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn't bear the idea of one less smile in the world." - IMDb Mini Biography By: Robert Sieger (updated)

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

Gene Wilder on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1970 to 2008. See the full graphs of the number of Gene Wilder movies released per year from 1977 till 2008.

Top Genres

Gene Wilder works mostly in Comedy Genre followed by Crime Genre flixes. 42% of Gene Wilder movies are Comedy Genre movies. See Top Genres that Gene Wilder worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Gene Wilder has worked on is 6.6.

6.6 / 10

Gene Wilder's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

8/10106 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

7.8/10100 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

7.7/1093 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

Silver Streak (1976)

On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.

6.9/10114 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.

6.8/10103 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Stir Crazy (1980)

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.

6.7/10111 min

Available in 14 platform(s).

Seven stories are trying to answer the question: what is sex? Or maybe they are not trying.

6.7/1088 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

In Dublin, a working class family has been unsuccessful in convincing their son to get a real job: the son prefers his job of scooping up horse's dung and selling it for flower gardens. An ...

6.5/1090 min

Available in 3 platform(s).