Fans of Alec Baldwin, Gene Wilder and comedy in general will want to tune into Turner Classic Movies this evening at 8pm for the special Role Model: Gene Wilder, a new interview between 30 Rock's brilliant Baldwin and long-time comedic actor Gene Wilder. Three Wilder movies play through prime and overnight -- The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Start the Revolution Without Me -- and it's sure to be an insightful conversation between two smart and talented actors when Baldwin and Wilder sit down together. Check out the TCM website for scheduling particulars.
I first became fascinated by Gene Wilder back in 1967 when I fell in love with the movie Bonnie and Clyde as a young teenager. I saw the movie over and over again at our local theater, and Wilder had a small but memorable role as Eugene Grizzard, the awkward mortician who along with his girlfriend (played by Evans Evans, the wife of the late director John Frankenheimer) is kidnapped by the Barrow gang for a short and abruptly ended joyride. And aren't we in luck -- the segment is available on YouTube! Here it goes --
Don't miss Role Model: Gene Wilder tonight on TCM!