I'm a big fan of Gene Wilder. The actor has made some incredibly entertaining and funny films in his career. A couple of my favorites are Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. In a rare appearance to discuss his career, Wilder was asked what he thought of Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This was his response,
I think it's an insult. It's probably Warner Bros.' insult. Johnny Depp, I think, is a good actor, 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.
And that answers that! I was excited to hear that Tim Burton was directing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I thought it would have been a perfect project for him, but I ended up not liking it. The original movie is still a better, more entertaining film, and Wilder is the definitive Willy Wonka.
What version of Willy Wonka do you prefer?