This article is about the original character, you might be looking for the 2005 film character.Charlie Bucket is one of the main characters of the 1971 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, played by Peter Ostrum.
In the 1971 film (and numerous theatrical versions) when he and grandpa Joe drink the Fizzy Lifting Drink they started to float. But when they reach the ceiling, they are almost killed by a giant fan and a killer piano, and they are saved when they burp. Wonka initially seems unaware but eventually finds out and tells them that they do not get any prize because Charlie violated the contract. Charlie nevertheless returns a gobstopper that Wonka informs him that he has actually won, but the prize has not been a lifetime supply of chocolate, but the same chocolate factory. Wonka reveals it to an employee who acts to see which child would give the bait to steal the gobstopper as a sort of moral test. Charlie Bucket is the boy who deserved the ticket most of all.