THEN AND NOW: What the stars of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ look like today

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

The movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is based off of the famous Roald Dahl novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both the movie and the novel have made history as they are massively creative, captivating, and loved by many. The movie came out in 1971, quickly becoming a classic. It was remade in 2005, revolutionizing the characters for an entirely new generation.

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The Stars Today

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However, some of your favorite characters are almost unrecognizable today. Some of them you’ll recognize at they went on to be career actors, and some of them chose different lives all together.

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Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket

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Perhaps the most iconic character, Charlie Bucket, was played by Peter Ostrum in the original rendition of the film. The success of the film shot him into stardom, but surprisingly, he decided to take a different approach to life, leaving his fame and fortune behind him.

Keep reading to see what he looks like now.

Peter Ostrum Now

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Ostrum decided to ditch the acting scene and pursue something much more humble. He became a veterinarian, specializing in cattle and horses, and a good one at that. Now, 58, he resides in Glenfield, New York. Occasionally, he meets up with the cast to celebrate their iconic movie.

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