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Why Gene Wilder Didn't Make A Movie In His Last 25 Years
Why Gene Wilder Didn't Make A Movie In His Last 25 Years
Aug-30-2016

Why Gene Wilder Didn't Make A Movie In His Last 25 Years

Gene Wilder made more than enough iconic films to cement his legacy but during the later years of his life, Wilder appeared in almost nothing.
His last feature film, "Another You," came out in 1991.
Fans recently found out he had Alzheimers in the last three years of his life but why didn't he make movies before that?
Perhaps an interview at New York's 92nd Street Y in 2013 sheds some light; Wilder explained how he had become disillusioned with the style of films that were gaining in popularity in Hollywood.
"I didn't want to do the kind of junk that I was seeing," Wilder said during the interview. "I didn't want to do 3-D, for instance. I didn't want to do ones with loud bombing and swearing."
"If something comes along that's really good and I think I would be good for it, I would be happy to do it. But not too many came along," Wilder said.
But just because he was off camera doesn't mean he wasn't busy. After shying away from show business, Wilder wrote six books, including a few novels and a memoir.

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