Friday, March 7, 2008
Willy Wonka Himself!
Jeff is a movie nut. He loves movies. He quotes movies. He appreciates good acting and great performances. He LOVES his comedies, will cry with me through a good "chick flick", and has a special place in his heart for old, black and white movies. Then there are the movies that he watched over and over and over during his high school/college/frat days... "Animal House," "Blazing Saddles," and "Repo Man."
This week, Jeff had the opportunity to meet one of his favorite all time actors, Mr. Gene Wilder. Mr. Wilder was signing books at a local "Borders" so we just had to go down and see him in person. He is older now, but still has that wild hair and beautiful eyes. His work has spaned decades, but will always be known to kids around the world as Willy Wonka (the only Willy Wonka that I care to remember!). Jeff loved him in so many things but "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein" are probably his favorites. It was fun to see this legend in person and certainly a "Woo Hoo" moment!