Gene Wilder was having lunch with Richard Roth when it was suggested that Wilder spoof Sherlock Holmes, but Wilder expressed doubts about making fun of such an iconic character. Roth approached Wilder again a week later and inquired if Wilder had given any more thought to the idea of a Sherlock Holmes film.
05/05/2021 · Gene Wilder. Actor Gene Wilder made his first huge splash as the title character in the film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' among other memorable roles. (1933–2016) Person.