Gene Wilder (American Actor) His first appearance in a movie was a hostage in Bonnie and Clyde. His next film the Producers he was nominated an academy award. Young Frankenstein won two academy awards and has become a cult film. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was adored by an entire generation of kids. His other films he is note for are Lady In Red, Blazing Saddles, Stir Crazy, Silver Streak, Another You. . . .