Michael Bollner

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Thu Sep 14 2023
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Michael Bollner is a one-hit star who received fame from a single movie. yes, the actor from Germany came into the limelight for playing Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory

Following appearing in a 2005 movie, Bollner stayed out of media reach. So, why has Michael stopped acting, and what does he do for a living now? Let's find out.

Michael Bollner's Relationship Status

Did you know? Michael Bollner is presumably single and has not been previously married or engaged. Well, the German actor has not publicly disclosed his love partner.

Michael Bollner is presumably single.
Michael Bollner is presumably single. Source: Dellish

Furthermore, Bollner has not been rumored to be with anyone to date. The celebrity is too secretive about his personal life which is one of the reasons why Michael's love life is not available.

Michael Bollner Wiki: How Old Is Augustus Gloop Potraying Actor?

Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory's character Augustus Gloop made Michael Bollner quite popular. In the 2005 movie, Michael was only 13 years old while portraying the main antagonist's role.

Michael Bollner as Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory.
Michael Bollner as Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory. Source: Daily Star

Now, Michael is in his mid-60s in terms of age. Yes, the German actor was born on September 14, 1958, in Munich, Germany. Since childhood, he has been interested in acting and pursuing it. But, Bollner's father scolded and forced him to leave acting and focus on his studies.

Michael Bollner Did Not Know English Back Then

While Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory was an English musical fantasy movie and Michael delivered all the lines in English, he is not actually good at it. In fact, his co-workers had to teach him a lot to deliver the line correctly.

But now, Michael has learned English. His improvement in English was seen at the 50th anniversary of the movie where he answered in English.

Michael Bollner's Net Worth: Professional Life, Earnings

Michael Bollner has an estimated net worth of at least $1 Million. He worked as an actor in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Michael Bollner runs a tax office in Munich.
Michael Bollner runs a tax office in Munich. Source: Fan Casting

Besides acting, Bollner runs a tax office in Munich. It is the main source of income for the celebrity. 

Bollner's Movies & TV Shows

Many people only know Bollner for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but he has played more than that too. Yes, Michael appeared in After They Were Famous, MUGEN, Bizzare Transmissions from Bermuda Triangle, etc.

The German former actor seems to be back into acting. He was last seen on the screen in 2016. Interestingly, Atoya Burleson's youngest son has played the role of grandma in Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory.

Michael Plays Willy Wonka And Chocolate Factory On His Work

As successful and popular as in America, Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory did not do good in Germany. Michael plays the movie every Christmas in his tax office.

Bollner said he wanted to let the newcomers in the office know how popular their boss is. This was revealed at the 50th-anniversary meetup of the cast. He said:

 "I run a little tax office in Munich, and we spend every Christmas together with my employees. Every two or three years, I show the Wonka movie. The film is not famous in Germany and my new employees have to know what a star their boss is."

Listening to this, Michael's co-actor all fired up to celebrate Christmas at his office in Germany. On which, he happy-heartedly welcomed them.

Michael Bollner Had No Dressing Room In Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory

While every artist now has a dressing room, Bollner did not have a dressing room for the movie. Imagine having no dressing room for the main antagonist of the movie.

But, it was not much of a problem for the German actor as his house was near the shooting area. Michael would run to his house change the dress and get ready for the take.

Michael Bollner Criticized Roald Dahl's Book

Michael Bollner, who portrayed Augustus Gloop in the 1971 film version of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," has criticized Puffin's recent decision to revise the book. Puffin and the Roald Dahl Story Company removed terms like "fat" and descriptions such as "enormous...like a fat pig." 

Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the chocolate factory.
Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Source: Amazon

Bollner believes the story is valuable and teaches children important lessons about behavior. The move has ignited a debate, with French publisher Gallimard and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also weighing in against altering Tessa Dahl's father's works. Authors like Philip Pullman and John Dougherty have also expressed concerns about the changes.




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