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Christopher Plummer

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".

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Dec 13, 1929 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Stage Struck 1958-04-22
Latest Project:
Movie Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness 2021-09-09
Known For
Movie Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness Dr. West (Voice) 2021-09-09
Movie The Last Full Measure Frank Pitsenbarger 2020-01-23
Movie Making a Murder Self 2020-02-07
Movie Alan Pakula: Going for Truth Self 2019-10-12
Series Departure Howard Lawson 2019-07-10
Movie Knives Out Harlan Thrombey 2019-11-27
Movie Boundaries Jack Jaconi 2018-06-22
Movie Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom Dr. West (voice) 2017-10-01
Movie The Star King Herod (voice) 2017-11-15
Movie The Man Who Invented Christmas Scrooge 2017-10-12
Movie Pixies Pixie King (voice) 2015-06-05
Movie Danny Collins Frank Grubman 2015-03-19
Movie Remember Zev Guttman 2015-10-23
Movie Elsa & Fred Fred Bancroft 2014-03-07
Movie Hector and the Search for Happiness Professor Coreman 2014-08-14
Movie The Forger Joseph Cutter 2014-09-10
Movie The Legend of Sarila Croolik (voice) 2013-02-21
Movie Beginners Hal Fields 2010-09-11
Movie The Tempest Prospero 2010-11-20
Movie Up Charles F. Muntz (voice) 2009-05-28
Movie My Dog Tulip J.R. Ackerley (voice) 2009-01-01
Movie 9 1 (voice) 2009-08-19
Movie The Last Station Leo Tolstoy 2009-09-04
Movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Doctor Parnassus 2009-10-01
Movie Emotional Arithmetic David Winters 2008-04-18
Movie Closing the Ring Jack 2007-09-14
Movie Inside Man Arthur Case 2006-03-17
Movie Syriana Dean Whiting 2005-11-23
Movie Our Fathers Cardinal Bernard Law 2005-05-11
Movie Must Love Dogs Bill 2005-07-21
Movie National Treasure John Adams Gates 2004-11-19
Movie Alexander Aristotle 2004-11-21
Movie The Gospel of John Narrator (voice) 2003-09-11
Movie Cold Creek Manor Mr. Massie 2003-09-19
Movie Ararat David 2002-05-20
Movie Agent of Influence John Watkins 2002-06-30
Movie Christopher Plummer: A Man For All Stages Self 2002-11-07
Movie Nicholas Nickleby Ralph Nickleby 2002-12-27
Movie Lucky Break Graham Mortimer 2001-08-24
Movie A Beautiful Mind Dr. Rosen 2001-12-11
Series Nuremberg Sir David Maxwell Fyfe 2000-07-16
Movie Dracula 2000 Matthew Van Helsing 2000-12-22
Movie The Clown at Midnight Mr. Caruthers 1999-02-09
Movie The Insider Mike Wallace 1999-03-10
Movie Winchell Franklin D. Roosevelt 1998-11-21
Movie Skeletons Reverend Carlyle 1997-04-04
Movie The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys Himself 1996-11-05
Movie The Conspiracy of Fear Wakeman 1996-01-01
Movie Dolores Claiborne John Mackey 1995-03-24
Movie Harrison Bergeron John Klaxon 1995-08-13
Movie Twelve Monkeys Dr. Goines 1995-12-29
Movie Wolf Raymond Alden 1994-06-17
Movie Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic Narrator 1993-01-01
Movie A Stranger in the Mirror Clifton Lawrence 1993-10-24
Movie Malcolm X Chaplain Gill 1992-11-18
Movie Secrets Mel Wexler 1992-04-06
Movie IMPOLITE Naples O'Rorke 1992-09-16
Series Young Catherine Sir Charles 1991-02-17
Movie Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country General Chang 1991-12-06
Movie Where the Heart Is Shitty 1990-02-23
Movie Red Blooded American Girl Dr. John Alcore 1990-10-04
Series Counterstrike 1990-07-01
Movie Mindfield Doctor Satorius 1989-12-15
Movie Vampire in Venice Professor Paris Catalano 1988-09-15
Movie Shadow Dancing Edmund Beaumont 1988-12-02
Movie I Love N.Y. John Robertson Yeats 1987-05-04
Movie Dragnet Reverend Jonathan Whirley 1987-06-23
Movie A Hazard of Hearts Sir Giles Staverley 1987-12-27
Movie The Boss' Wife Mr. Roalvang 1986-01-01
Movie An American Tail Henri (voice) 1986-11-21
Movie Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyle 1984-01-01
Movie Lily in Love Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova 1984-10-17
Movie Dreamscape Bob Blair 1984-08-15
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Col. Herbert Kappler 1983-02-02
Movie Prototype Dr. Carl Forrester 1983-12-07
Series Little Gloria... Happy at Last Reggie Vanderbilt 1982-10-24
Movie Eyewitness Joseph 1981-02-13
Movie Dial M for Murder Tony Wendice 1981-04-08
Movie Being Different Self (Narrator) (voice) 1981-08-21
Movie The Shadow Box Brian 1980-09-30
Movie Desperate Voyage Burrifous 1980-11-29
Movie Somewhere in Time William Fawcett Robinson 1980-10-02
Movie Hanover Street Paul Sellinger 1979-11-29
Movie The Silent Partner Reikle 1978-09-07
Movie International Velvet John Seaton 1978-07-19
Movie Starcrash The Emperor 1978-12-21
Movie The Real Jesus of Nazareth 1977-01-03
Series Jesus of Nazareth Herod Antipas 1977-03-27
Movie The Assignment Kaptain Behounek 1977-07-11
Movie The Disappearance Deverell 1977-11-30
Movie The Return of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton 1975-05-21
Movie The Spiral Staircase Dr. Joe Sherman 1975-01-31
Movie The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling 1975-12-03
Movie The Day That Shook the World Archduke Ferdinand 1975-10-31
Movie Waterloo Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington 1970-10-26
Movie Lock Up Your Daughters Lord Foppington 1969-03-29
Movie Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Colin Harvey 1969-09-15
Movie The Royal Hunt of the Sun Atahualpa 1969-10-05
Movie Oedipus the King Oedipus 1968-06-01
Movie The Night of the Generals Field Marshal Rommel 1967-01-29
Movie Triple Cross Freddie Chapman 1966-12-09
Movie Inside Daisy Clover Raymond Swan 1965-12-22
Movie The Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus 1964-03-24
Movie Hamlet at Elsinore Hamlet 1964-11-15
Movie Stage Struck Joe Sheridan 1958-04-22
Movie Wind Across the Everglades Walt Murdock 1958-09-11