Everyone knows Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. With his talent, he was able to bring alive several other characters a part from Willy Wonka. On June 11, 1933 his life started with a legacy to come.
Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who gets lucky when he finds the golden ticket for Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. With the factory having been dormant for several years, the search for the five only golden tickets took the world by storm. The four others who found the tickets are children who are: rude, greedy, and spoiled. Charlie decides to take his Uncle Joe with him to the factory after being told that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. However, Charlie ran into Willy’s rival along who tells him that he will pay him good money for giving him an everlasting gobstopper. Keeping this information from everyone, Charlie enters the factory with the four other children. Once inside the factory, one by one the children end up falling victim to their own greed. With the oompa-loompas escorting the other children out with frustrating parents, Charlie and his uncle are the only ones left. However, Charlie and Uncle Joe did the exact same thing as the other children did. But, when they took what they took they did not get caught right away. Willy tells them to go as they disobeyed him. When Charlie gives Willy the everlasting gobstopper, that he and the other children received earlier, he starts to laugh. Willy starts to explain everything telling him that he is going to leave him the Chocolate Factory. As the movie closes Charlie starts to get everything he ever wanted with his dreams coming true.
Gene Wilder has portrayed many roles in his life, but none like Willy Wonka in the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Born on June 11, 1933 Gene Wilder will be forever known as an actor who delighted several people with his talent.