Gene Wilder was a well respected American actor, writer, and director. He started his acting career with stage and eventually made his on-screen debut with the TV series ‘The Play of the Week’ in 1961. He eventually made it to the films and started with a very small role in the cult film ‘Bonny and Clyde.’ His performance was noticed in the film, and he got his career breakthrough with his second film, ‘The Producers,’ which earned him an Academy Award nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actor.' After he appeared with Mel Brooks, it became a successful collaboration as the two appeared together in two more successful films, including ‘Blazing Saddles,’ and ‘Young Frankenstein.'
Gene Wilder’s filmography further grew with some more notable films such as ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ ‘Silver Steak,’ ‘Stir Crazy,’ ‘Another You,’ and ‘See no Evil, Hear no Evil.’ With these roles, Gene Wilder established himself as a great actor with numerous notable movies. He later made a guest appearance in the highly popular show ‘Will & Grace,’ which was met with further acclaim and also won him an Emmy award.
Some of his not so successful films are ‘Another You,’ ‘The Woman in Red,’ and ‘Hanky Panky.’