Gene Wilder will live forever in:
- The Arthur Penn directed Bonnie and Clyde (1967) as Eugene Grizzard, the nice guy on a date hijacked and temporarily befriended by the dangerous Barrow gang.
- The Mel Brooks masterpiece The Producers (1967) as Leo Bloom the shy accountant persuaded by shady Max Bialystock (the great Zero Mostel) to enter into a creative Broadway con game during a Central Park rowboat rental and lunch at a hot dog stand- “I’ll do it.”
- The Arthur Hiller directed Silver Streak (1976) on a dangerous, as well as funny long distant train ride with Jill Clayburgh and Richard Pryor, whom Gene had a special chemistry with. “Next time we will take a plane.”
And in many other movies we will always remember Gene fondly!