The Frisco Kid (1979)

Expect the unexpected from Ford who took on the surprising role of a straight man to Gene Wilder in the Western comedy "The Frisco Kid"

The Producers (1968)

As the brilliant actor, comedian, director and producer Mel Brooks is awarded a BFI Fellowship, we pick out the five best places to get to grips with Brooks's career in film.

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little in Mel Brooks comedy classic "Blazing Saddles".

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Wilder’s neurotic comic persona added a special edge to numerous hits, like “Blazing Saddles,” “Stir Crazy” and “High Anxiety.

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Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, 1971.

The original Willy Wonka. I was partially creeped out as a kid, but Gene Wilder is perfect, and---chocolate!

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Image on left of child obesity in the first Willy Wonka (the best one). Image on right of child obesity in the remake of Willy Wonka. What's going on?

Which "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory"  You made binge-watching TV cool before it was even a thing. You’re obsessive, but in a way that makes you a total expert on whatever you put your mind to. That’s because literally all you do is watch TV. Which is why you accidentally got yourself shrunk. On the plus side, you might actually enjoy your new life as a mini-version of yourself. I mean, you’re just like those guys you always love to watch, right?

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