ByDaniel Pearson, writer at

Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory brought to life the classic Roald Dahl tale for a brand new generation of chocolate loving kids.

Closer to original source material, Burton's dark and visually appealing revamp followed young Charlie Bucket, played by an excellent Freddie Highmore, and his Grandpa Joe as they join a small group of contest winners who get to tour the magical and mysterious factory of eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka, played to perfection by Johnny Depp.

The film has become the new cult classic to replace the old one, in no small part thanks to it's captivating and extremely talented cast. Which, of course, featured 5 child actors who betrayed an air of convincing confidence well beyond their years.

But that was 10 (Yes, 10!) long years ago now. What have they been up to since then? Have they all gone on to have successful acting careers?

Scroll down to find out!

Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket

Age Then: 12; Age Now: 22

What else can I see him in? August Rush (2007); The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008); Finding Neverland (2004)

Fun Fact: Hollywood megastar Johnny Depp was so impressed with Freddie Highmore's performance in Finding Neverland that he begged Tim Burton to observe him for the role of Charlie Bucket.

Philip Wiegratz as Augustus Gloop

Age Then: 11; Age Now: 21

What else can I see him in? Lore (2012); Die wilden Hühner (2006); Rubinrot (2013)

Fun Fact: Roald Dahl was well-known when he was alive for hating greedy children; this provided him with a basis for Augustus.

AnnaSophia Robb as Violet Beauregarde

Age Then: 11; Age Now: 21

What else can I see her in? Bridge to Terabithia (2007); The Way Way Back (2013); Soul Surfer (2011)

Fun Fact: AnnaSophia Robb got a lot of jaw cramps while chewing her gum. Her dad also told her to not smack her gum, but the filmmakers told her to otherwise.

Julia Winter as Veruca Salt

Age Then: 11; Age Now: 21

What else can I see her in? Dolphin Tale 2 (2014); Dick and Dom in da Bungalow (2006)

Fun Fact: Forty squirrels were specifically trained for the scene where they pounce upon Julia's character, Veruca!

Jordan Fry as Mike Teavee

Age Then: 11; Age Now: 21

What else can I see him in? Meet the Robinson's (2007); Gone (2012); An International Love Story (2011)

Fun Fact: Jordan is a gifted musician and songwriter, he has recorded several songs on his EP album with Rustbelt Studios in Detroit, MI.

Before you go.. watch this epic scene in which the kids first discover the mountainous bounties found within WIlly Wonka's chocolate factory!

I know what I'm re-watching tonight!


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