[tornado fang]ing. OUCH. This hit me hard.
He was a fantastic actor.
The outburst in the ending scene was completely improvised by Gene on the spot.
Another fun fact.
Gene Wilder refused to play Willy Wonka, unless his character pretended to be cripple and then quickly recovered during his introduction, showing the audience that his character can be deceptive.
This deception was only known by the director, but not to his fellow actors, so the reactions you see are genuine.
R.I.P. This great man