|Portrayed By:|| Michael Bollner (1971)|
Philip Wiegratz (2005)
|First Appearance:||Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory|
Augustus Gloop is a fictional character in Roald Dahl's 1964 children's novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Introduced in the opening pages of the book as ‘a greedy boy’, Augustus Gloop is the first person to find a Golden Ticket. He hails from Dusseldorf, West Germany in the 1971 film, and Düsseldorf, Germany in the 2005 film. In the novel and both films, he is portrayed as being ‘enormously fat’ and also gluttonous. Augustus is the first child to be removed from the tour: while drinking from the Chocolate Room’s chocolate river (despite the exhortations of his parents and Wonka), he falls into the river and is sucked through a pipe to a room where fudge is manufactured (called ‘the Fudge Room’ in the 1971 and 2005 films). In the books and 2005 film, he is seen leaving the factory at the end. In the novel, he has been squeezed thin by the pipe and covered in chocolate. In the 2005 film, he is just covered in chocolate and constantly licking himself.
In the films, Augustus’ mother accompanies him to the factory and his father is a butcher. In the novel and films, his mother takes great pride in his gluttonous eating and seems to enjoy the attention of the media focused on her son. His father is shown in the first movie in an uncredited cameo; when he is asked something by a reporter, he dimwittedly eats the microphone's voice taker.
In The Simpsons episode "The Scorpion's Tale", there is a character named Hottenhoffer, who is a spoof of Augustus Gloop and is even meant to be Augustus at a later age, as he says "being in that pipe changed my life."
|Main Films||Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory|
|Characters||Augustus Gloop • Arthur Slugworth • Charlie Bucket • Grandpa Joe • Mike Teavee • Veruca Salt • Violet Beauregarde • Willy Wonka|