As part of our series on mind-blowing movie fan theories, we’re changing the way you watch some of Hollywood’s most famous films. - 5 Reasons Why Robin Williams Was A Genius - Amazing Picture Of A Young Benedict Cumberbatch Today – a double! 1971’s ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ and the Johnny Depp remake ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ from 2005. The theory Published in 1964, Roald Dahl’s masterpiece about a reclusive confectionary inventor who hides five Golden Tickets in bars of chocolate around the world so a group of kids can win a visit to his factory has thrilled readers for generations. It’s been adapted for the screen twice – originally starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and again with Johnny Depp.
The 1971 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel is not just a joyous family film with a stunning lead performance from Gene Wilder, but also one of the creepiest and strangest children’s movies EVER MADE. Frankly, there’s no explanation for this utterly bizarre and startlingly scary sequence, in which the remaining visitors board a paddle boat and go through a tunnel at dizzying speed while Wonka intones a portentous poem and mad images flash up on the walls behind them. - Is Willy Wonka Really A Child Murderer?
It was the part of a lifetime, but for child actor Peter Ostrum, it was the only role he’d ever need. Cast as Charlie Bucket in the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s confectionary-based creation, Ostrum is the heart and soul of 'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory’, and indeed the actor remained pure after the cameras had stopped shooting: though he was offered a studio contract and the chance to continue acting, Ostrum decided Hollywood wasn’t to his taste. Credit to Marshall Mathers, then, who was electrifying in Curtis Hanson’s '8 Mile’, in the not-at-all-autobiographical role of Jimmy 'B-Rabbit’ Smith, a rapper from Detroit.