Wilder was initially hesitant, but finally accepted the role under one condition:
When I make my first entrance, 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.
When Stuart asked why, Wilder replied, “because from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”
i always have to reblog this because it’s my favorite thing ever.
A true actor with true intentions. Brilliant.
i never talk about it much but i love this man
Gene Wilder is truly incredible.
THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD IS SEEING PEOPLE SMILING BECAUSE OF YOU
i cant stop laughing
why do height differences in shipping always have to be about one being really tiny and the other being really tall. what about one being exactly a single inch taller than the other and the second being consistently angry about this.
we did it
SEA IS FOR COOKIE!
what perfection this is
God this poor guy, but how cute is the teammate stopping to butt-scoot him to the bench even though he really needed to get in there to defend?!
Never date anyone who can’t sit through a maraton of the LOTR extended editions u don’t need that kind of weakness in ur life