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    Born on June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Silver Streak (1976)

Gene Wilder as "George"

While on a cross-country train ride, overworked book editor George Caldwell (Gene Wilder) begins an unexpected romance with an enigmatic woman named Hilly Burns (Jill Clayburgh). His vacation is interrupted, however, when he witnesses a murder for which he is then accused. The true villains kidnap Hilly and eject Caldwell from the moving train. Desperate, Caldwell teams up with car thief Grover Muldoon (Richard Pryor), and together they must save Hilly while avoiding the police.

Golden Globe (1976) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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Posted by
Gary Susman on May 20th 2014, 11:00AM

May 20th 2014, 11:00AM

Gene Wilder on Today's 'Dirty' Movies and Why 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Is 'an Insult'

Posted by
Alex Suskind on Jun 13th 2013, 9:10PM

Jun 13th 2013, 9:10PM

Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka Letter: The Actor's 'Chocolate Factory' Character Notes

Posted by
Alex Jeffries on Jun 13th 2012, 10:50AM

Jun 13th 2012, 10:50AM

An Oral History of 'Willy Wonka' With the Stars of the Classic Film

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Dec 24th 2011, 4:00AM

Dec 24th 2011, 4:00AM

20 Things You Might Not Know About 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jul 1st 2011, 12:45PM

Jul 1st 2011, 12:45PM

Cinematical Movie Club: Stir Crazy

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 13th 2010, 4:15PM

Aug 13th 2010, 4:15PM

Free Flick of the Day: See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 4th 2009, 1:45PM

Dec 4th 2009, 1:45PM

Shelf Life: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Oct 15th 2009, 3:45PM

Oct 15th 2009, 3:45PM

Discuss: What Film Friendships Must Be Rekindled?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 16th 2009, 8:32AM

Jun 16th 2009, 8:32AM

Image(s) of the Day: Comedy's New Legends

Posted by
Erik Davis on Mar 2nd 2009, 9:20AM

Mar 2nd 2009, 9:20AM

Scenes We Love: Young Frankenstein

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Feb 12th 2009, 3:32PM

Feb 12th 2009, 3:32PM

DVD Review: Bonnie and Clyde (Special Edition)

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Mar 25th 2008, 4:02PM

Mar 25th 2008, 4:02PM

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