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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

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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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?

460 days ago


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

460 days ago


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!

460 days ago


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.

460 days ago


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

460 days ago


Very true Gene.

460 days ago


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

460 days ago


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.

460 days ago


Why even think of remaking classic movies..

460 days ago


Nice someone had the balls to say it.

460 days ago


I agree 100% !

460 days ago


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.

460 days ago


Agreed..I like the origional

460 days ago


Good thing Gene Wilder's opinion on the 2005 re-make is completely irrelevant as Mr. Wilder will probably shrivel up and die at any moment, I'm surprised he is still capable of watching movies. For those saying that Johnny Depp acts like Michael Jackson in the film are regrettably mistaken as he act nothing like Michael Jackson, I'm a huge fan of both and find it very strange that people make that connection. The movies are both different peoples perspectives, they are totally different, and I like them both. No artist should ever (especially publicly) trash another artist's craft. For those who say Tim Burton is crazy, he probably is, you would have to be to make those amazing movies, all grossing more than the company you work for, he is a f**cking genius, one of the most creative men on the planet, and so is Johnny Depp :)

460 days ago


Burton ruined Dark Shadows too!

460 days ago
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