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Hoffman Wanted To Be Wonka

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Hoffman Wanted To Be Wonka

Published on June 30, 2007 with No Comments

Dustin HoffmanMovie star Dustin Hoffman has revealed he fought Johnny Depp for the role of Willy Wonka in director Tim Burton’s movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie + The Chocolate Factory.

The 69-year-old Tootsie star tells America’s USA Today newspaper he desperately wanted to play Wonka in the hit 2005 film.

He says: “I was told that it was Johnny and Tim’s (film) – and that was that.”


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