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“After reading the script, Gene Wilder said he would make the film under one condition: that he would be allowed to somersault in the scene when he first meets the children. When asked why, Gene Wilder replied that having Willy Wonka start out limping and end up somersaulting would set the tone for that character. He wanted to portray him as someone whose actions were completely unpredictable. His request to somersault was granted.”  Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) dir. Mel Stuart

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971). Gene Wilder is both endearing and terrifying in the ultimate children’s morality tale combo pack.