Gene Wilder is probably best known for his role as Willy Wonka in the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” On August 29,2016, Gene Wilder passed away. He was a man known for making people laugh. He has starred in several comedies and dramatic movies, such as “Young Frankenstein” and “Stir Crazy.” Wilder always seemed to bring a smile to those around him. He never tried to be funny. It was just his personality as he wanted those around him to live life to its fullest.
Wilder’s nephew made a statement about the cause of death, stating that Wilder passed away from complications associated with Alzheimer’s. The man was more than just an actor on the big screen. He performed on several stages across the country, and he also wrote a few screenplays. The first movie that Wilder was in was “Bonnie & Clyde.” It was released in 1967. The movie was about the famous couple who robbed banks. Wilder’s second film, “The Producers,” was one that showcased just how funny Wilder could be on the big screen.
Gene Wilder is remembered for his enticing blue eyes and his out of control hair. He was an anxious person who always seemed to want to be active. His role as Willy Wonka earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe in 1971. Even though the movie wasn’t as big of a success as some would have hoped, it’s the role of Willy Wonka that Wilder is often known for being involved with. He has been in movies where he is a quiet Waco Kid as well as movies where he is a mad scientist.
Wilder’s acting career tapered off, and he seemed to become more of a quiet person who had things on his mind that bothered him. He would call out to God at random moments, and he would walk up to people just to give them a hug. Wilder has left many quotes for his fans to read and follow, but he mostly wanted others to know that it’s alright to smile and use the imagination.