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 Christopher Plummer

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Christopher Plummer Famous memorial

Birth
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death
5 Feb 2021 (aged 91)
Weston, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID
222434947 View Source

Actor. Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was a Canadian actor. His career spanned seven decades, gaining recognition for his performances in film, television, and on the stage. Plummer made his Broadway debut in 1954, and continued to act in leading roles on stage playing Cyrano de Bergerac in "Cyrano" (1974), Iago in "Othello," as well as playing the titular roles in "Hamlet at Elsinore" (1964), "Macbeth," "King Lear," and "Barrymore." Plummer also performed in stage productions "J.B.," "No Man's Land," and "Inherit the Wind." After appearing on stage, he made his film debut in Sidney Lumet's "Stage Struck" (1958), and won great acclaim for his performance as Captain Georg von Trapp in the musical film "The Sound of Music" (1965) alongside Julie Andrews. Plummer portrayed numerous major historical figures, including Commodus in "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in "Waterloo" (1970), Rudyard Kipling in "The Man Who Would Be King" (1975), The Grand Duke of Owls in "Rock-a-Doodle" (1991), Mike Wallace in "The Insider" (1999), Leo Tolstoy in "The Last Station" (2009), Kaiser Wilhelm II in "The Exception" (2016), and J. Paul Getty in "All the Money in the World" (2017). Plummer also appeared in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" (1992), Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind" (2001), Terrence Malick's "The New World" (2005), David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011), Mike Mills's "Beginners" (2011), Rian Johnson's "Knives Out" (2019), and Todd Robinson's "The Last Full Measure" (2019). Plummer received various awards for his work, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a British Academy Film Award. He is one of the few performers to have received the Triple Crown of Acting, and the only Canadian. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82 for "Beginners" (2010), becoming the oldest person to win an acting award, and he received a nomination at the age of 88 for "All the Money in the World," making him the oldest person to be nominated in an acting category.

Actor. Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was a Canadian actor. His career spanned seven decades, gaining recognition for his performances in film, television, and on the stage. Plummer made his Broadway debut in 1954, and continued to act in leading roles on stage playing Cyrano de Bergerac in "Cyrano" (1974), Iago in "Othello," as well as playing the titular roles in "Hamlet at Elsinore" (1964), "Macbeth," "King Lear," and "Barrymore." Plummer also performed in stage productions "J.B.," "No Man's Land," and "Inherit the Wind." After appearing on stage, he made his film debut in Sidney Lumet's "Stage Struck" (1958), and won great acclaim for his performance as Captain Georg von Trapp in the musical film "The Sound of Music" (1965) alongside Julie Andrews. Plummer portrayed numerous major historical figures, including Commodus in "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in "Waterloo" (1970), Rudyard Kipling in "The Man Who Would Be King" (1975), The Grand Duke of Owls in "Rock-a-Doodle" (1991), Mike Wallace in "The Insider" (1999), Leo Tolstoy in "The Last Station" (2009), Kaiser Wilhelm II in "The Exception" (2016), and J. Paul Getty in "All the Money in the World" (2017). Plummer also appeared in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" (1992), Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind" (2001), Terrence Malick's "The New World" (2005), David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011), Mike Mills's "Beginners" (2011), Rian Johnson's "Knives Out" (2019), and Todd Robinson's "The Last Full Measure" (2019). Plummer received various awards for his work, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a British Academy Film Award. He is one of the few performers to have received the Triple Crown of Acting, and the only Canadian. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82 for "Beginners" (2010), becoming the oldest person to win an acting award, and he received a nomination at the age of 88 for "All the Money in the World," making him the oldest person to be nominated in an acting category.

Bio by: Larry Cañonga


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