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February 2, 2023

Munich Tax Accountant Says Clients Have No Idea He Was Augustus Gloop In ‘Willy Wonka’

Michael Böllner

“The film is not famous in Germany. Nobody knew of the film until the version with Johnny Depp came out. So when I tell people I was a part of the Willy Wonka movie, nobody knows.”

— Michael Böllner, a tax accountant in Munich who played the obnoxious chocolate-loving 9-year-old slob Augustus Gloop in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, when asked by WGN film critic Dean Richards if any of his clients realize he was in the movie.

The film came out in movie theaters 50 years ago this week.

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4 Comments

  1. This article uses a pic from the Johnny Depp one, which is too new to be the one Herr Böllner was in.

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