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WTF?? Gene Wilder passed away

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by matluth, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Aug 29, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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    matluth

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    One of the best. RIP
     
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    So many roles he was great in....Sad day.
     
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  4. Aug 29, 2016 at 6:42 PM
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    He's with Gildna. Heaven is having a good time right about now.
     
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    This has been a bad what 3 or 4 years on celebrities, musicians...

    Willy Wonka is burned in me... Will be missed.
     
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    Teri Garr is still with us.
     
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    Crazy to think we just lost willy wonka!
     
  8. Aug 29, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    I told my son,Willy Wonka is dead. Johnny Depp died??? Shit. I'd laugh if it was funny........
     
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    Johnny depo's always Edward scissor hands and second rate willy to me!!
     
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    The angels are prolly ROFL'ing about now.
     
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    Very good^^^^^
     
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    Dang... That's too bad. One of my favorites
     
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    This. I'd also highly recommend seeing What's Eating Gilbert Grape...good movie.


    Good story about Gene Wilder and his role as Willy Wonka:

    In 1970, when originally offered the lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory by director Mel Stuart, the great Gene Wilder accepted on one condition. "When I make my first entrance,” he explained, “I'd like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp. After the crowd sees Willy Wonka is a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. As I walk toward them, my cane sinks into one of the cobblestones I'm walking on and stands straight up, by itself; but I keep on walking, until I realize that I no longer have my cane. I start to fall forward, and just before I hit the ground, I do a beautiful forward somersault and bounce back up, to great applause." Asked why, Wilder said, "Because from that time on, no one will know if I'm lying or telling the truth."
     
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    @matluth I added a bit of context to the title of the thread...feel free to undo my change if you want.
     
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    Rip Gene Wilder, most know him in Willie Wonka, me it's Blazing Saddles, and every movie with Richard Pryor. Damn them 2 were knucking hilarious
     
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    Good idea actually.
    Ditto on blazing saddles. A classic classic.
     
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    Yep, we lost a great one for sure....:(
     
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    LOL that was a trippy movie!!
     
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    That's a good movie also! Didn't see that until after scissorhands, so gotta go by default LOL

    That had to be the best scene of the movie! Set up the whole thing afterwards!
     
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