The Producers (1968), Young Frankenstein (1974) and Blazing Saddles (1974) made under the directorship of Mel Brooks,are perhaps his greatest movies.These three films alone cement his position as one of the funniest movie actors ever.
He teamed up successfully with Richard Pryor in Silver Streak (1976) and Stir Crazy (1980) but the team misfired with See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). The World's Greatest Lover (1977) and The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975) were two films that Wilder had a chance to control as he both wrote and directed them and are oddities with some great moments.
Towards the tail end of his movie career he directed and wrote Haunted Honeymoon (1986) and The Woman in Red (1984) were made alongside his partner Gilda Radner and have their moments.
He is an accomplished writer in both Novel and autobiographical form producing a memoir in 2005, Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search for Love and Art, and the novels My French Whore (2007), The Woman Who Wouldn't (2008), and What Is This Thing Called Love (2010). . He overcame cancer in 2000 and continues to live a quite life away from the bright lights.