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Peter Ostrum is a Actor American born on 1 november 1957 at Dallas (USA)

Peter Ostrum

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Birth name Peter Gardner Ostrum
Nationality USA
Birth 1 november 1957 (61 years) at Dallas (USA)

Peter Gardner Ostrum (/ˈpiːtər ˈoʊstrəm/;) (born November 1957) is an American former child actor whose only film role was as Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

A native of Cleveland, Ostrum was 12 years old when selected by talent agents for Willy Wonka. Though he enjoyed the experience of shooting the film, he opted not to sign a three-film contract when it was over. After eschewing a career in film and theater, Ostrum became reluctant to speak about his one starring role. In 1990, he began an annual tradition of speaking to schoolchildren about the film, and he became a subject of interest again when 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released in theaters.

Ostrum became interested in horses when he returned from shooting Willy Wonka, and was particularly influenced by the veterinarian that tended to them. Receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, Ostrum now practices and lives in Lowville, New York, with his wife Loretta (née Lepkowski), and two children: his son Leif and daughter Helenka.

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Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
(1 films)
Mel Stuart
Mel Stuart
(1 films)
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Filmography of Peter Ostrum (1 films)

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1h40
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Cooking films, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Denise Nickerson
Roles Charlie Bucket
Rating77% 3.8981053.8981053.8981053.8981053.898105
In an unnamed European town, children go to a candy shop after school. Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), whose family is poor, can only stare through the window as the shop owner sings "Candy Man". The newsagent for whom Charlie works after school gives him his weekly pay, which Charlie uses to buy a loaf of bread. On his way home, he passes Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. A mysterious tinker (Peter Capell) recites the first lines of William Allingham's poem "The Fairies", and tells Charlie, "Nobody ever goes in, and nobody ever comes out." Charlie rushes home to his widowed mother (Diana Sowle) and his four bedridden grandparents. After he tells Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) about the tinker, Joe tells him that Wonka locked the factory because his arch-rival, Mr. Slugworth, and other candy makers sent in spies disguised as employees to steal Wonka's recipes. Wonka disappeared, but three years later began selling more candy; the origin of Wonka's labour force is a mystery.