Gene Wilder: A Tribute in Posters

We wake up to the sad news that actor Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83. Te beloved comedian and dramatic actor is best known for his roles in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. He died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut as a result of complications with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Know for his collaborations with Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor, he made his own directorial debut with 1975’s The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother. Wilder continued appearing on screen up until the late 1990s, appearing as The Mock Turtle in a version of Alice in Wonderland and co-writer and starring in the intended franchise series The Lady in Question for television.

The posters below do no represent his entire body of work, but are presented here as a mixture of the wide variety of films that he starred in, directed or wrote over the course of decades in the industry.

The Producers (1968) poster

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory poster

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) poster

Blazing Saddles poster

Young Frankenstein poster

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother poster

Silver Streak poster

World's Greatest Lover poster

The Frisco Kid poster

Stir Crazy poster

The Woman in Red poster

See No Evil Hear No Evil poster