The film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released in 2005. It tells the tale of the famous "Willy Wonka" (played by Johnny Depp), who invites five lucky children to his chocolate factory by hiding golden tickets in chocolate bars. It was a remake of the 1971 movie, which had starred Gene Wilder as "Willy Wonka".
"Willy Wonka" is the owner of the largest chocolate factory in the world. He takes the children on a tour of his factory, which is staffed by "Oompa-Loompas". "Wonka" is emotionally detached, not showing any feelings throughout the beginning of the movie. "Charlie" realizes that this is due to his relationship with his father and offers to help the factory owner.
Johnny Depp (55) is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. He is known for playing highly unusual or oddball roles such as "Edward Scissorhands" or "Captain Jack Sparrow" in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Each of the five winners are allowed to take a companion with them on the guided tour of the chocolate factory. During the tour, each child is individually tested in one way or another and one by one they have to leave the factory when they fail these tests. Eventually, "Charlie" is the only one left.
"Charlie" was born into a poor family. On Christmas Day he is given a "Wonka" chocolate bar, but sadly it doesn't have a golden ticket inside. However, when he opens his third "Wonka" bar there's a ticket inside!
"Charlie's" grandfather "Joe" used to work in "Willy Wonka's" factory. His greatest desire is to visit the factory again. When "Charlie" finds one of the five tickets he asks his grandfather to accompany him.
At some point, "Charlie" is the last child left in the tour group. As a treat for making it all the way to the end of the tour, "Wonka" states that he will give him the factory, on the condition that he leaves his family behind for good. "Charlie" can not accept this offer. However, when he helps "Willy Wonka" reconcile with his father, he gives him the factory anyway and, this time, he is allowed to take his family with him.
Freddie Highmore (26) played "Charlie". He still works as a successful actor/voice-actor and has starred in various movies over the years such as Two Brothers and Finding Neverland. In 2016 he appeared in The Journey and Almost Friends. He has been starring on the hit show The Good Doctor on CBS since 2017.
The self-obsessed "Violetta" is the second victim during the tour. Before and during the tour "Violetta" is constantly chewing gum. When the group finally arrives at the gum testing facility, she insists on trying the new flavors of gum, even trying some untested flavors she is warned not to. Her body inflates into a massive blue ball. She is carried away by the "Oompa-Loompas".
AnnaSophia Robb (24) became a worldwide household name thanks to her role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Since then, she has been very successful and has starred in films such as Jumper and Soul Surfer. She played the main role in the series The Carrie Diaries from 2013 to 2014.
In the world's biggest chocolate factory, squirrels process the nuts needed to make the chocolate. "Veruca" sees one of them and decides to try to steal one, even though "Wonka" tells her to leave the squirrels alone. Whilst trying to catch one she ends up in the garbage pile.
Julia Winter (25) is a British actress. In addition to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, she has had several small television roles, however, "Veruca" has so far been her only film role.
Video game-addicted "Mike" gets to choose which room in the factory the tour will visit next. He chooses the TV room and ends up entering a device that shrinks him dramatically.
Jordan Fry's (25) first roles were in short TV commercials. His biggest role was "Mike" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Two years later he voiced "Lewis" in the film Meet the Robinsons. Fry always wanted to be a football player, but we're happy he became an actor instead!
"Charlie's" parents are "Mrs and Mr Bucket". The family is poor, but still do everything in their power to help "Charlie" have a good life. They were willing to let "Charlie" take over the factory even though they knew they would never see him again. However, luckily, in the end, they are allowed to go with him as Charlie refuses to go without them.
Like Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter (52) is well-known for her somewhat unusual roles. She was one of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory producers. She has starred in numerous other productions such as Fight Club, the Harry Potter franchise and Les Misérables.
Noah Taylor's (48) big breakthrough was in the film Shine. Since then he has appeared in many films including Lara Croft and Edge of Tomorrow. In 2016 he starred in The Windmill Masacre.
Missi Pyle (45) played "Violetta's" mother in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She starred in countless films and TV series before appearing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is also a member of the country-rock band Smith & Pyle.
Adam Godley (53) played "Mike's" father. He is an especially successful theatre actor, but has also starred in numerous movies and TV shows, including Mad Men, Homeland and Suits.
Deep Roy (59) plays the various "Oompa-Loompas" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Due to his size, the actor is just four foot three, he is very much in-demand for some of Hollywood's more unusual roles. He has starred in Planet of the Apes as well as the The Grinch. Roy is also a stuntman, writer and puppeteer.