Ah, but would Wilder get away with his antics today?
Published 04/09/2016 | 02:30
So, farewell Gene Wilder and thanks for all the laughs.
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.