Gene Wilder Dies at 83: Late Actor's Best 5 Roles

The late actor left a rich legacy in Hollywood.

Here is a look at some of the late actor's greatest movie roles.

'Blazing Saddles'

'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'

In this 1971 classic, Wilder transforms into the iconic character of Willy Wonka, whose quotes and quirks have continued to puzzle and inspire people who watch the movie to this day.

'The Producers'

In this 1967 blockbuster written and directed by Brooks, Wilder plays Leo Bloom, a scheming accountant who works with a producer to make a terrible Broadway production in order to scam investors. Their scheme is foiled, however, when their terrible musical turns out to be a huge hit.

'Stir Crazy'

Wilder takes on the role of Skip Donahue in this 1980 comedy that follows two friends who head to California from New York only to be falsely accused of a bank robbery and sent to jail. It is in this Western jail, however, that Wilder's character discovers his talent for riding broncos and enters a prison rodeo.

'The Frisco Kid'