Gene Wilder portrayed the beloved Willy Wonka in the classic movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".
Did you ever wonder why the producers changed from name of the movie from the original book title of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"? There are many theories. Two involve racism. The logical theory is the support of chocolate sales.
The movie was actually financed by Quaker Oats to help sell their candy.
Gene Wilder was very involved with the creation of the movie. He had input on his wardrobe. He also accepted the role under one condition.
Learn all the wild fact in this article.