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Gene Wilder

1933 - 2016

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Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, writer, and filmmaker. Wilder is known mainly for his comedic roles, and is remembered for his iconic portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991).Wilder began his career on stage, and made his screen debut in an episode of the TV series The Play of the Week in 1961. Although his first film role was portraying a hostage in the 1967 motion picture Bonnie and Clyde, Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1967 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Wilder has received more than 14,732,346 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Gene Wilder is the 342nd most popular actor (up from 365th in 2019), the 684th most popular biography from United States (up from 747th in 2019) and the 186th most popular American Actor.

Gene Wilder is most famous for his role as Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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  • 72.83

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  • 83

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.98

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Gene Wilder ranks 342 out of 10,030Before him are Larry Hagman, Hattie McDaniel, Jason Robards, Cate Blanchett, Anne Bancroft, and John Cassavetes. After him are Chris Hemsworth, Salma Hayek, Katie McGrath, John Goodman, Andy García, and Ed O'Neill.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1933, Gene Wilder ranks 29Before him are Elinor Ostrom, Costa-Gavras, Corazon Aquino, Oliver Sacks, Richard Rogers, and Bernardo Provenzano. After him are Paul Biya, Álvaro Siza Vieira, John Barry, Heinrich Rohrer, Kim Novak, and Wilbur Smith. Among people deceased in 2016, Gene Wilder ranks 34Before him are Carrie Fisher, Elie Wiesel, Prince, John Glenn, Bernardo Provenzano, and Andrzej Żuławski. After him are Viktor Korchnoi, Hilary Putnam, George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, George Martin, and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Wilder ranks 684 out of 15,968Before him are Thorstein Veblen (1857), Anne Bancroft (1931), John Cassavetes (1929), Ritchie Valens (1941), Kenneth Arrow (1921), and John Irving (1942). After him are Robert Nozick (1938), Theodore William Richards (1868), Billy Graham (1918), Jonas Salk (1914), H. H. Holmes (1861), and Francis Fukuyama (1952).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Gene Wilder ranks 186Before him are Walter Matthau (1920), Larry Hagman (1931), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Jason Robards (1922), Anne Bancroft (1931), and John Cassavetes (1929). After him are John Goodman (1952), Ed O'Neill (1946), Kim Novak (1933), Tippi Hedren (1930), Don Johnson (1949), and Ginger Rogers (1911).

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