Sunday, December 7, 2008

Charlie Bucket, where is he now?

Watched the fanciful 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory yesterday. It got me wondering whatever happened to young Charlie Bucket. It turns out that a grown up Charlie (whose real name is Peter Ostrum) is a large animal veterinarian specializing in cows and horses in Lowville, New York. Interest in the original Charlie Bucket resurged three years ago when Johnny Depp's remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released. Ostrum intentionally keeps a low profile and rarely talks about his role in the 70's film.