Right up until he passed away this week, Gene Wilder was one of those actors who deliberately lived out of the media spotlight. What few interviews he gave were special, with the last one taking place in June 2013 for Turner Classic Movies.
Robert Osborne hosted the half-hour talk in which Wilder discussed his career and filmography, working with Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor, and touched upon why he stopped acting. His last onscreen gig was a guest appearance in “Will and Grace” thirteen years ago and he revealed that subsequent offers he received didn’t interest him and much of it had to do with swearing.
The interview also touches upon his taste in film from his love of the good Woody Allen comedies to his disdain for Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Check out the clip below: