He starred in many funny movies, but will always be memorable for me as being the star of one of the earliest R rated movies I saw in the theatre.

Stir Crazy was some afternoon matinee my mom took me, my younger brother, and younger cousin to see at the old Timonium 4. There was a lot of swearing. And some boobs. I'm not sure if I got it all at the age of 9, but I knew that the film wasn't meant for young kids. I'm not complaining, there was some boobs, but I'm not sure if I laughed at the entirety of it all.

(And of course he was Willy Wonka - someone tell Johnny Depp that.)

R.I.P. Gene Wilder.