Christopher Plummer

Birthday:
12/13/1929
Place of birth:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
Biography:
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC (December 13, 1929 - February 5, 2021) was a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. He made his film debut in 1958's Stage Struck, and notable film performances include The Night of the Generals, The Return of the Pink Panther, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, The Man Who Would Be King, and The Insider. In a career that spans seven decades and includes substantial roles in each of the dramatic arts, Plummer is probably best known to film audiences as the autocratic widower Captain Georg Johannes von Trapp in the hit 1965 musical film The Sound of Music alongside Julie Andrews. Plummer has also ventured into various television projects, including the legendary miniseries The Thorn Birds. In the 21st century, his film roles include The Insider as Mike Wallace, Inside Man with Denzel Washington, the Disney–Pixar 2009 film Up as Charles Muntz, the Shane Acker production 9 as '1', The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Henrik Vanger, and Beginners as Hal. Plummer has won numerous awards and accolades for his work, including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award. With his win at the age of 82 in 2012 for Beginners, Plummer is the oldest actor and person ever to win an Academy Award. On February 5, 2021, Plummer died at his home in Weston, Connecticut, aged 91, after suffering complications from a fall. His family released a statement announcing that Plummer had "died peacefully at his home in Connecticut with his wife Elaine Taylor at his side".

Credits

The Kalahari: The Flooded Desert (2021)
as Narrator (voice)
Бондарчук. Battle (2021)
as self
Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster (2021)
Making a Murder (2020)
as Self
The Last Full Measure (2020)
as Frank Pitsenbarger
Knives Out (2019)
as Harlan Thrombey
Alan Pakula: Going for Truth (2019)
as Self
Cliffs of Freedom (2019)
as Thanasi
Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness (2018)
as Dr. Jeffrey West (voice)
Boundaries (2018)
as Jack Jaconi
All the Money in the World (2017)
as John Paul Getty
The Star (2017)
as King Herod (voice)
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
as Scrooge
Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom (2017)
as Dr. West (voice)
The Exception (2017)
as Kaiser Wilhelm II
The River of My Dreams (2017)
as Himself
Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom (2016)
as Dr. West (voice)
Remember (2015)
as Zev Guttman
Pixies (2015)
as Pixie King (voice)
Danny Collins (2015)
as Frank Grubman
The Untold Story of The Sound of Music: A Diane Sawyer Special (2015)
as Himself
The Forger (2014)
as Joseph Cutter
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
as Professor Coreman
Elsa & Fred (2014)
as Fred Bancroft
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
as John Marshall Harlan
The Legend of Sarila (2013)
as Croolik (voice)
Titans of the Ice Age (2013)
as Narrator
Still Kicking (2013)
as Himself
Kali, o pequeno vampiro (2012)
as Narrator (english version)
Barrymore (2012)
as John Barrymore
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
as Henrik Vanger
Beginners (2011)
as Hal Fields
Priest (2011)
as Monsignor Orelas
The Tempest (2010)
as Prospero
Madeline's Christmas (2010)
as Narrator
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
as Doctor Parnassus
The Last Station (2009)
as Leo Tolstoy
9 (2009)
as 1 (voice)
Up (2009)
as Charles F. Muntz (voice)
Caesar and Cleopatra (2009)
as Caesar
My Dog Tulip (2009)
as J.R. Ackerley (voice)
Emotional Arithmetic (2008)
as David Winters
Already Dead (2007)
as Dr. Heller
Closing the Ring (2007)
as Jack
Man in the Chair (2007)
as Flash Madden
Nuremberg - Les nazis face à leurs crimes (2006)
as Kommentator
The Lake House (2006)
as Simon Wyler
Inside Man (2006)
as Arthur Case
The New World (2005)
as Captain Newport
Syriana (2005)
as Dean Whiting
Four Minutes (2005)
as Archie Mason
Must Love Dogs (2005)
as Bill
Our Fathers (2005)
as Cardinal Bernard Law
Alexander (2004)
as Aristotle
National Treasure (2004)
as John Adams Gates
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
as Mr. Massie
The Gospel of John (2003)
as Narrator (voice)
Blizzard (2003)
as Santa Claus
Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
as Ralph Nickleby
Christopher Plummer: A Man For All Stages (2002)
as Self
Agent of Influence (2002)
as John Watkins
Ararat (2002)
as David
Night Flight (2002)
as 'Flash' Harry Peters
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
as Dr. Rosen
Lucky Break (2001)
as Graham Mortimer
Full Disclosure (2001)
as Robert Lecker
On Golden Pond (2001)
as Norman Thayer
Dracula 2000 (2000)
as Matthew Van Helsing
American Tragedy (2000)
as F. Lee Bailey
Possessed (2000)
as Archbishop Hume
The Dinosaur Hunter (2000)
as Hump Hinton
Hidden Agenda (1999)
as Ulrich Steiner
Madeline: Lost in Paris (1999)
as Narrator
The Insider (1999)
as Mike Wallace
Winchell (1998)
as Franklin D. Roosevelt
Blackheart (1998)
as Holmes
The First Christmas (1998)
as Narrator
The Clown at Midnight (1998)
as Mr. Caruthers
Skeletons (1997)
as Reverend Carlyle
The Arrow (1997)
as George Hees
Babes in Toyland (1997)
as Barnaby Crookedman (voice)
The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996)
as Himself
The Conspiracy of Fear (1996)
as Wakeman
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
as Dr. Goines
Harrison Bergeron (1995)
as John Klaxon
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
as John Mackey
Crackerjack (1994)
as Ivan Getz
Wolf (1994)
as Raymond Alden
A Stranger in the Mirror (1993)
as Clifton Lawrence
Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic (1993)
as Narrator
Malcolm X (1992)
as Chaplain Gill
IMPOLITE (1992)
as Naples O'Rorke
Secrets (1992)
as Mel Wexler
Liar's Edge (1992)
as Harry Weldon
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
as General Chang
Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
as Grand Duke (voice)
Money (1991)
as Martin Yahl
Firehead (1991)
as Col. Garland Vaughn
The Little Crooked Christmas Tree (1990)
as Narrator
Red Blooded American Girl (1990)
as Dr. John Alcore
A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990)
as The Grand Duke Ivan
Where the Heart Is (1990)
as Shitty
Mindfield (1989)
as Doctor Satorius
Nabokov on Kafka (1989)
as Vladimir Nabokov
Souvenir (1989)
as Ernst Kestner
The First Emperor of China (1989)
as Narrator
Shadow Dancing (1988)
as Edmund Beaumont
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988)
as Narrator (voice)
Nosferatu a Venezia (1988)
as Professor Paris Catalano
A Hazard of Hearts (1987)
as Sir Giles Staverley
Dragnet (1987)
as Reverend Jonathan Whirley
L'homme qui plantait des arbres (1987)
as Narrator (voice: English version)
I Love N.Y. (1987)
as John Robertson Yeats
An American Tail (1986)
as Henri (voice)
The Boy in Blue (1986)
as Knox
The Boss' Wife (1986)
as Mr. Roalvang
The Tin Soldier (1986)
as Narrator (voice)
Rumpelstiltskin (1985)
as Narrator
The Velveteen Rabbit (1985)
as Narrator
Lily in Love (1984)
as Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova
Dreamscape (1984)
as Bob Blair
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
as Leo Argyle
Prototype (1983)
as Dr. Carl Forrester
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
as Col. Herbert Kappler
Highpoint (1982)
as James Hatcher
Night of 100 Stars (1982)
The Amateur (1981)
as Professor Lakos
Being Different (1981)
as Self (Narrator) (voice)
Dial M for Murder (1981)
as Tony Wendice
Eyewitness (1981)
as Joseph
When the Circus Came to Town (1981)
as Duke Royal
Desperate Voyage (1980)
as Burrifous
Somewhere in Time (1980)
as William Fawcett Robinson
The Shadow Box (1980)
as Brian
Hanover Street (1979)
as Paul Sellinger
Murder by Decree (1979)
as Sherlock Holmes
Starcrash (1978)
as The Emperor
The Silent Partner (1978)
as Reikle
International Velvet (1978)
as John Seaton
The Disappearance (1977)
as Deverell
Uppdraget (1977)
as Kaptain Behounek
Silver Blaze (1977)
as Sherlock Holmes
Aces High (1976)
as Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
as Rudyard Kipling
Sarajevski atentat (1975)
as Archduke Ferdinand
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
as Sir Charles Litton
The Spiral Staircase (1975)
as Dr. Joe Sherman
Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
as Maggiore Alastair Wimbourne
The Happy Prince (1974)
as The Happy Prince (voice)
After the Fall (1974)
as Quentin
The Pyx (1973)
as Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson
Waterloo (1970)
as Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
as Atahualpa
Battle of Britain (1969)
as Squadron Leader Colin Harvey
Lock Up Your Daughters (1969)
as Lord Foppington
Nobody Runs Forever (1968)
as Sir James Quentin
Oedipus the King (1968)
as Oedipus
The Night of the Generals (1967)
as Field Marshal Rommel
Triple Cross (1966)
as Freddie Chapman
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
as Raymond Swan
The Sound of Music (1965)
as Captain Georg von Trapp
Salzburg Sight and Sound (1965)
as Self
Hamlet at Elsinore (1964)
as Hamlet
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
as Commodus
Trans-Canada Journey (1963)
as Narrator (voice)
30 Minutes, Mister Plummer (1963)
as Himself
Captain Brassbound's Conversation (1960)
as Captain Brassbound
A Doll's House (1959)
as Torvald
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)
as Walt Murdock
Stage Struck (1958)
as Joe Sheridan
Little Moon of Alban (1958)
as Kenneth Boyd
Barrymore
Executive Producer

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