Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

  • Born on
    • December 13th, 1929
  • Died on
    • February 5th, 2021
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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Acting (104 Credits)

2019The Last Full Measure as Frank Pitsenbarger
2019Knives Out as Harlan Thrombey
2019Departure as Howard Lawson
2018Boundaries as Jack Jaconi
2018Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness as Dr. West (Voice)Watch Free
2017All the Money in the World as John Paul Getty
2017The Man Who Invented Christmas as Scrooge
2017Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom as Dr. West (voice)
2017The Star as King Herod (voice)
2016Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom as Dr. West (voice)
2016The Exception as Kaiser Wilhelm II
2015Remember as Zev Guttman
2015Pixies as Pixie King (voice)
2015Danny Collins as Frank Grubman
2014The Forger as Joseph CutterWatch Free
2014Elsa & Fred as Fred Bancroft
2014Hector and the Search for Happiness as Professor Coreman
2013Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight as John Marshall Harlan
2013The Legend of Sarila as Croolik (voice)
2011The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Henrik Vanger
2011Priest as Monsignor Orelas
2010Beginners as Hal Fields
2009My Dog Tulip as J.R. Ackerley (voice)
2009The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus
2009Up as Charles F. Muntz (voice)
2009The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy
20099 as 1 (voice)
2007Man in the Chair as Flash Madden
2007Closing the Ring as Jack
2007Emotional Arithmetic as David Winters
2007Already Dead as Dr. Heller
2006The Lake House as Simon Wyler
2006Inside Man as Arthur Case
2005Our Fathers as Cardinal Bernard Law
2005The New World as Captain Newport
2005Must Love Dogs as Bill
2005Syriana as Dean Whiting
2004National Treasure as John Adams Gates
2004Alexander as Aristotle
2003The Gospel of John as Narrator (voice)
2003Cold Creek Manor as Mr. Massie
2003Blizzard as Santa Claus
2002Ararat as David
2002Nicholas Nickleby as Ralph Nickleby
2001Lucky Break as Graham Mortimer
2001A Beautiful Mind as Dr. Rosen
2000Dracula 2000 as Matthew Van HelsingWatch Free
2000Possessed as Archbishop Hume
2000Nuremberg as Sir David Maxwell Fyfe
1999The Insider as Mike Wallace
1998The Clown at Midnight as Mr. CaruthersWatch Free
1998Winchell as Franklin D. Roosevelt
1997The Arrow as George Hees
199512 Monkeys as Dr. Goines
1995Dolores Claiborne as John Mackey
1995Harrison Bergeron as John Klaxon
1994Wolf as Raymond Alden
1994Crackerjack as Ivan Getz
1992Malcolm X as Chaplain Gill
1991Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as General Chang
1991Rock-A-Doodle as Grand Duke (voice)
1991Young Catherine as Sir Charles
1990A Ghost in Monte Carlo as The Grand Duke Ivan
1990Where the Heart Is as Shitty
1988The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as Narrator (voice)
1988Vampire in Venice as Professor Paris Catalano
1987The Man Who Planted Trees as Narrator (voice: English version)
1987A Hazard of Hearts as Sir Giles Staverley
1987Dragnet as Reverend Jonathan Whirley
1986The Boy in Blue as Knox
1986An American Tail as Henri (voice)
1986The Boss' Wife as Mr. Roalvang
1984Lily in Love as Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto TerranovaWatch Free
1984Ordeal by Innocence as Leo Argyle
1984Dreamscape as Bob Blair
1983The Scarlet and the Black as Col. Herbert Kappler
1983The Thorn Birds as Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
1982Little Gloria... Happy at Last as Reggie Vanderbilt
1981The Amateur as Professor Lakos
1981Eyewitness as Joseph
1980Somewhere in Time as William Fawcett Robinson
1979Murder by Decree as Sherlock Holmes
1979Hanover Street as Paul Sellinger
1978International Velvet as John Seaton
1978The Silent Partner as Reikle
1978Starcrash as The Emperor
1977Jesus of Nazareth as Herod AntipasWatch Free
1976Aces High as Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair
1975The Return of the Pink Panther as Sir Charles Litton
1975The Man Who Would Be King as Rudyard Kipling
1975Conduct Unbecoming as Maggiore Alastair Wimbourne
1973The Pyx as Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson
1970Waterloo as Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
1969The Royal Hunt of the Sun as Atahualpa
1969The Battle of Britain as Squadron Leader Colin Harvey
1968The High Commissioner as Sir James Quentin
1967The Night of the Generals as Field Marshal Rommel
1966Triple Cross as Freddie Chapman
1965The Sound of Music as Captain Georg von Trapp
1965Inside Daisy Clover as Raymond Swan
1964The Fall of the Roman Empire as Commodus
1958Wind Across the Everglades as Walt Murdock
1958Stage Struck as Joe Sheridan


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