Books by Gene Wilder
NPR stories about Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder made his film debut as a kidnap victim in the 1967 Bonnie and Clyde. He is known for his work with Mel Brooks, in addition to the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Wilder has written a new memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art.
He's been a mad scientist, a gun-slinging cowboy, a twisted chocolate maker and other zanily hilarious characters. But actor Gene Wilder still doesn't consider himself a funny man. He speaks about his career and his new autobiography Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art.