Did Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks having a falling out?
Not a falling out, but they had a HUGE argument during the making of Young Frankenstein . Gene thought it would be funny to have the Monster sing, "Putting on the Ritz"; Mel was completely against it. Mel freely admits that the two screamed at each other for twenty minutes over this idea, and that he gave in only because Gene was so insistent.
Mel also admits he's now embarassed when people tell him that they love that film, and that the "Putting on the Ritz" is their favorite part -- when he knows he was dead set against having it.
Mel and Gene also nearly had a falling out over making Young Frankenstein into a Broadway musical. Ironically, this time it was Mel who was insistent about doing so, and Gene who was against it! Happily, they worked things out, with Gene even accompanying Mel to the premiere of the stage version of the film they co-wrote.
He sure did! He also co-wrote the screenplay with Gene Wilder, and both men have named that movie as their favorite of the ones they've directed (Mel) and acted (Gene) in. Read More
Since Gene's given name is actually Jerome Silberman, not Gene Wilder, almost certainly not. Read More
No they are not related... Gene Wilder's given name was Jerome Silberman, when he was 26 he changed it to Gene Wilder for "show business reasons". They are both from Wisconsin though (Laura from Pepin and Gene from Milwaukee)! Read More
No...but he IS where the "Wilder" part of Gene's stage name came from (As for the "Gene" part, he's said that's after a Shakespeare character). Read More
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee Wisconsin on June 11th, 1933. Read More
Gene Wilder was born on June 11, 1933 and is still kicking at the age of 75 Read More
No. Gene was actually born Jerome Silberman, so it's not likely he's related to any other actors with the surname "Wilder". Read More
Gene Wilder is currently 80 years old since he was born on June 11, 1933 Read More
What was the name of the actor who did Willy Wonka in the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
Gene Wilder! Was married to Gilda Radner (SNL "Not ready for prime players"). Was also in Mel Brooks "Young Frankenstein". Read More
only by incest. In that we all are. Read More
Yes he is! Jerome Silberman (he changed his name to Gene Wilder when he was 26) was born in Milwaukee on June 11, 1933. Read More
Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry Starring Gene Wilder, Terry Gar, Marty Feldmen, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars Read More
Gene Wilder was 83 years old when he died on August 29, 2016 (born Jerome Silberman, June 11, 1933). Read More
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother" (1975). Stars Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Leo McKern, Roy Kinnear, Douglas Wilmer. Written and Directed by Gene Wilder. Read More
No, but he has been nominated for Academy Awards twice. Wilder was nominated for Best Supporting Actor of 1968 for his comic performance as accountant Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks' "The Producers." The Oscar that year went to Jack Albertson for "The Subject Was Roses." Six years later, both Wilder and Brooks were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay of 1974 for their collaboration on "Young Frankenstein." But the Oscar went to Francis Ford Coppola and… Read More
Gene Wilder's birth name is Silberman, Jerome. Read More
Bravo Profiles - 1994 Gene Wilder was released on: USA: 5 December 2001 Read More
Gene Wilder is a actor famous for his movie Willy Wonka (1964) as Willy chloateyrific movie better then Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but both are very good! Read More
As of September 2013, Gene is still alive and kicking at the age of 80! Read More
my wife is a Wilder her grandfather said that if you are Jewish and a Wilder you may well be related to other Jewish Wilders. My wife has Billy Wilder mentioned in her family tree as being related. Read More
If you're referring to Wilder as a name (e.g., Gene Wilder), it would be pronounced the same with a Japanese accent and spelled ワイルダー (wairudaa). Read More
Per Mel Brooks in the YF commentary, he did bits and pieces of it, but most of the taps were added in during post-production (in otherwords, someone else- presumably a professional tap dancer- did them). Read More