'He Committed an Adulterous Act With a Sheep': 8 Must-see Gene Wilder Scenes

From charming candy man to buggy-eyed maniac to cool gunslinger, the late Gene Wilder brought his brilliantly comedic touch to many unforgettable roles.

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory', directed by Mel Stuart, 1971.
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Dubbed by Mel Brooks as "one of the truly great talents of our time," the late Gene Wilder brought his brilliantly comedic touch to many unforgettable roles. 

"He simply couldn't bear the idea of one less smile in the world," Wilder's cousin said, who announced on Monday that the iconic actor and writer died late Sunday at the age of 83.

From a therapist having an affair with a sheep in Woody Allen's classic "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex" and as the California-born descendant of Dr. Frankenstein in Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," Wilder brought a smile to faces across the world.

Take a look at eight must-see Gene Wilder scenes selected by Haaretz staff.

1. What kind of God do you have? from "Frisco Kid" directed by Robert Aldrich, 1979

2. The sheep scene from "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex" directed by Woody Allen, 1972

3. Dubing the KKK in the wild wild west, from "Blazing Saddles" directed by Mel Brooks, 1974

4. Good day Sir! from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" directed by Mel Stuart, 1971

5. The prison scene from "Stir Crazy" directed by Sidney Poitier, 1980

6. How old are you? from "Bonnie and Clyde" directed by Arthur Penn, 1967

7. I'm hysterical! from "The Producers" directed by Mel Brooks, 1968

8. Whose brain I did put in? from "Young Frankenstein" directed by Mel Brooks, 1974