Thursday 8 December 2016

Ah, but would Wilder get away with his antics today?

Published 04/09/2016 | 02:30

Gene Wilder with Richard Pryor in 1980 comedy 'Stir Crazy'
Gene Wilder with Richard Pryor in 1980 comedy 'Stir Crazy'
Gene Wilder with Cleavon Little in 'Blazing Saddles' in 1974

So, farewell Gene Wilder and thanks for all the laughs.

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The news of Wilder's death this week seems like just the latest sad story in a year that is rapidly becoming one of the worst in living memory.

But amid all the well-deserved tributes and heartfelt encomiums, one awkward fact was glossed over - if Wilder was making the movies now that he made in the 70s, he'd be arrested.

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