In Stanley Kubrick's classic 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's novel "The Shining," the role of the troubled, psychically-gifted Danny Torrance was played by newcomer Danny Lloyd. These days, Lloyd is a biology professor teaching at a community college in Kentucky and is happy with his acting legacy.
In James Cameron's "Aliens" a lost little girl, Newt (Carrie Henn), gets taken under the wing of main character Ellen Ripley. Now, as an adult Henn decided to become a teacher, satisfying a childhood dream.
Released in 1971, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", a desperately poor kid with a big heart named Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) is one of the lucky few who discovers a ticket. These days, instead of working with chocolate, he works as a dairy veterinarian fulfilling his love for animals.
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