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Inspirations Behind Film's Favorite Characters

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Willy Wonka from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Though he refused to dance for her, actor Johnny Depp did reveal the inspiration behind his 2005 version of the Willy Wonka character to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. "The idea behind Willy Wonka — [there are] certain ingredients you add to these characters," the actor said. "Willy Wonka, for example, I imagined what George Bush would be like incredibly, incredibly stoned. And thus was born my version of Willy Wonka." —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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