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Gene Wilder

TRASHES 'Wonka' Movie Remake

'I Think It's an Insult'

6/14/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Don't expect Gene Wilder and Tim Burton to share a candy bar together any time soon ... because Wilder says he flat out HATES the director's remake of his classic film, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

Wilder made a rare appearance Thursday night in NYC and spoke with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. According to The Wrap, Wilder called the 2005 movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" starring Johnny Depp "an insult" to the original.

Wilder said he had no beef with Depp (calling him "a good actor") but said of Burton, "I don't care for that director. He's a talented man, but I don't care for him doing stuff like he did."

Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee do ...
It's gotta suck when Willy Wonka rips you ...

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106.

Phreaky    

Agree with Gene 100%

395 days ago
107.

jerseymike    

i so agree with Mr. Wilder. Depp was scary with all that smiling. What a crappy movie

395 days ago
108.

cozblah    

wild has a OBJECTIVE and had no role in most of his acting gigs once his wiglocks were gone he was gone.He has no market!. burtons adaption is great and depp puts his chips in all his productions and outsells wides anyday of the week.Wide didn`t write or adapt he just landed a role like all his other roles super boring and non-objective way late after the fact.Most of burtons workzx look the same also but he has more creavtive than wilde so he can lose some and still win.That is ONE GREAT ADAPTION of a long since dead flim just like lone ranger DEPP steps up and knocks one more film into the record sells books.wide is still alive a butching about his techo color antilog WTF?

395 days ago
109.

cozblah    

a objective problem!!! TMZ edit~ZZ^^^

395 days ago
110.

cozblah    

burton was saying the first movie was scary with his adaption and wild still worried about it is scary get over your self you had your time your run your markets which are dead now!

395 days ago
111.

Jewely    

I loved both, you can't compare them. We all know who Tim Burton is so expecting it not to be dark and strange is idiocy.

395 days ago
112.

cozblah    

wild wants to act again? Richard pryerr is dead and was the real star there also

395 days ago
113.

Rich     

Very true Gene.

395 days ago
114.

cozblah    

RICHARD PRYER sidekick and white double standin get over your self you got your cash money

395 days ago
115.

blakhoode    

I love both movies. I think with remakes, we generally think there is no way they could top the original and I'm not saying Burton's version did or did not, but both films are enjoyable and have mass appeal to various generations of movie watchers.

395 days ago
116.

djgraf89     

Why even think of remaking classic movies..

395 days ago
117.

sistaelle    

Nice someone had the balls to say it.

395 days ago
118.

YorkieLuv    

I agree 100% !

395 days ago
119.

Brianne    

Well...if you read the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl (which both movies were based on), you will find that the newer movie (Burton's) is very true to the book while the older one is not.

395 days ago
120.

Sandra82    

Agreed..I like the origional

395 days ago
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