When Peter Ostrum was cast as Charlie in the cult classic Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory he was your typical 6th grade kid.
“We captured lightning in bottle,” he says. “For whatever reason, the film worked. There’s a great message there: Basically, you know, good things happen to people that make the right decisions.”
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Ostrum never did continue with acting after starring in the film. Despite being offered a three-movie deal, he turned it down and left the business.
The following video reveals where he went and what he’s done with his life: