“I think it’s an insult,”Wilder said of Burton’s film, which was called “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” “It’s probably Warner Bros.’ insult.” Warner Bros. released “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in 2005and the film grossed $474 million worldwide.
“Johnny Depp, I think, is a good actor,” Wilder said,“but I don’t care for that director. He’s a talented man, but I don’t care for him doing stuff like he did.”
The Burton film was criticized by many for portraying Wonka as a creepy, pale-faced man-child akin to Michael Jackson.
Wilder, who recently turned 80, made his remarks at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. His latest book, the romantic novella “Something to Remember You By,” tells the story of a Jewish solider in World War II who falls in love with a mysterious woman.
Now retired from acting, Wilder spends his days with his fourth wife Karen in their home in Stamford, Conn., a 18th century farmhouse that Wilder’s late wife Gilda Radner left him after she died.
Brian Scott Mednick is the author of the unauthorized biography “Gene Wilder: Funny and Sad.”
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