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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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Running time
100 minutes
$33 million
Box office
$104 million (1971)
$21 million (1996 re-release)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical family film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film-a film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum, in his only film appearance) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.

Filming took place in Munich in 1970, and the film was released by Paramount Pictures on June 30, 1971. It received positive reviews, but it was a box office bomb. However, the film has since developed a cult following especially due to its repeated television airings and home entertainment sales. In 1972, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score, and Wilder was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, but lost both to Fiddler on the Roof. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


Actors Portraying the Oompa Loompas

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