Image copyright Getty Images Actor and director Mel Brooks has led an outpouring of tributes from entertainment figures to Gene Wilder, who has died aged 83. Wilder was famous for playing Willy Wonka and starred in a number of films directed by Brooks. They collaborated on Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and The Producers. The director tweeted: "One of the truly gre
R.I.P. Gene Wilder who brought both chocolate and meme factories to life - CNET Enlarge Image Actor and author Gene Wilder autographs copies of his book The Woman Who Wouldnt" at a Barnes & Noble in West Hollywood in 2008. Charley Gallay/Getty Images Gene Wilder a comedy icon whose classic roles including Blazing Saddles Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory entertained a…
After a lifetime as an imperious film and television star, Christopher Lee died at age 93 on June 7. Amid hundreds of screen roles, he appeared in five films for director Tim Burton, playing Willy Wonka's dentist father in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, an ancient mariner in Dark Shadows, the Jabberwocky in Alice in Wonderland, and an irate pastor in Corpse Bride. Here's what the filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly about their time together.
A really groovy loooking Willy Wonka Record. I never had this as a kid but I loved the movie. Even though the dark parts kind of confused and scared me. The family never gets out of bed except for Charlie, All the bad kids are punished and its never really explained what happens to them and Charlie nearly dies from a giant fan. Yep Kiddie entertainment.