TIL that Gene Wilder agreed to be Willy Wonka on one condition. He said they would have to include Wonka’s entrance scene where he uses a cane, then falls, does a somersault, and jumps back up. When asked why, he said: “Because from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”

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  1. “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” was released 51 years ago *today.*

    What’s your childhood memory of seeing it for the first time?

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