Augustus Gloop (Born February 17, 1989) is a fictional character in the Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and subsequent film adaptations. He is both the first Golden Ticket winner, and the first child to meet his endgame at Willy Wonka's factory. Augustus Gloop is one the three main antagonists of the movie.
Augustus Gloop the big fat lazy ninconpoop is a gluttonous overeater who is the first of the five children to find a Golden Ticket and win a trip to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, but is also the first to be expelled from the tour after disobeying Wonka's orders. His nationality is unmentioned in the novel, but both film versions and the theatrical shows portray him as hailing from Germany. In the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, he is from the fictitious town of Düsselheim; in the 2005 adaptation, he hails from the real-life city of Düsseldorf.
Augustus in the original novelEdit
He is just fat :)
Augustus in the filmsEdit
Augustus was portrayed by Michael Bollner in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Although he eats constantly, he has decent table manners and is polite to Charlie (even handing him the feather pen for the contract and charlie tries to save him when he is in the chocolate river) and the other children. Unlike the other versions; his mother's idea of limiting her son's excess consumption is telling him to "save some room for later." He also expresses concern that it will cost Wonka a lot of money to give him all the chocolate he and the other kids could ever eat, suggesting that he knows about economics and business. At the Chocolate Room, Augustus erroneously drinks from, and accidentally falls into, Wonka's chocolate river. He is sucked up a chocolate extraction pipe as punishment for been a big fat lazy ninconpoop, and is nearly turned into a mass of chocolate.
In the 2005 adaptation, Augustus is played by Philip Wiegratz and is not nearly as vocal as the other children. His gluttony is greatly emphasized as he is regulary consuming chocolate, which is also sloppily smeared around his mouth. His diet of just chocolate and meat (his overweight father is a butcher like in the first movie) renders him obese with a lumbering, slow walk, and he discovers the Golden Ticket in his Wonka Bar only after accidentally biting off and nearly swallowing one of the ticket's corners. He is aloof and cruel toward Charlie in the one instance when they interact, as he offers him a Wonka Bar as they are walking towards the entrance to the Chocolate Room and then retracts it, telling him he should have brought one of his own. When told by Wonka to "enjoy" the Chocolate Room, he begins to gorge himself on the room's various contents before moving on to the chocolate river, ignoring his mother's subsequent protests and Wonka's warning that the liquid chocolate cannot be touched by human hands. Augustus soon loses his balance and falls into the river, and is sucked out by the extraction pipe and whizzed off to the "Strawberry Flavored Chocolate Covered Fudge Room." He is also heavier in this film.
In the play "Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory", Augustus is a combination of the boys in the book and the 2005 movie, with his song from the 1971. He is very gluttonous and says little. His mother feeds him massive amounts of food to train him for the "Eating Olympics". According to the song "I eat more cos im fat" he gorges himself on such large amounts of food that at the end of the day he is too bloated to fit through the dining room door because he is obese. His home town is mentioned to be Frankfurt, Germany.
His hometown of Düsseldorf is briefly seen as a resemblance to a southern German town during winter, with wooden houses and a backdrop of snowcapped Alps mountains. However, the real Düsseldorf is actually the capital city of the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the lower Rhine plains, and is also located near the industrialized metropolis of Ruhr Valley. In the 2005 film's video game, Wonka says at the beginning of the Wriggle Sweets Room level, "That Bavarian bully has done it again!", which is geographically incorrect, though Wonka may not really care.
hes fat hes round he bounces on the ground augustus, its augustus...gloop!
In the novel, after he falls into and is sucked out of the chocolate river, Augustus's body shape is altered dramatically: he becomes extremely thin from being squeezed through the pipe. His fate in the 1971 film was not visualized, with only Wonka's insistence to Charlie that all four bad children would remain intact. In the 2005 adaptation, his physical stature is relatively unchanged after his journey into the Fudge Room. However, he is partially covered in chocolate, which he eats off himself as he leaves the factory, much to his mother's consternation. In the video game, Charlie must guide Augustus through the factory's pipes until he finally gets thrown out of the suction system into the Chocolate Room.