(2008_ Novel: "The Woman Who Wouldn't". New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312375786
1 Biographical Movie |
2 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
11 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[on his relationship with Richard Pryor
] We were never good friends, contrary to popular belief. We turned it on for the camera, then turned it off. He was a pretty unpleasant person to be around during the time we worked together. He was going through his drug problems then and didn't want a friendship outside of what we did on the screen.
He was set to reunite with Richard Pryor
in Trading Places
(1983) until Pryor dropped out. When Eddie Murphy
was cast, he requested that Wilder be replaced, as he did not want to come-off as a poor substitute for Pryor.
Often played highly eccentric yet likeable characters