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Christopher Plummer

1929-12-13 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Image of 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".


Heroes of the Golden Masks Rizzo (voice) 2023-07-13
Boris Karloff: The Rest of the Story Self 2022-10-18
Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster Self 2021-09-17
The Kalahari: The Flooded Desert Narrator (voice) 2021-11-09
Бондарчук. Battle self 2021-09-30
The Last Full Measure Frank Pitsenbarger 2020-01-23
Knives Out Harlan Thrombey 2019-11-27
Cliffs of Freedom Thanasi 2019-03-01
Alan Pakula: Going for Truth Self 2019-10-12
Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness Dr. Jeffrey West (voice) 2018-12-04
Boundaries Jack Jaconi 2018-06-22
The Exception Kaiser Wilhelm II 2017-06-02
All the Money in the World Jean Paul Getty 2017-12-21
The Star King Herod (voice) 2017-11-15
The Man Who Invented Christmas Scrooge 2017-10-12
The River of My Dreams Himself 2017-01-27
Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom Dr. West (voice) 2017-09-23
Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom Dr. West (voice) 2016-08-20
Remember Zev Guttman 2015-10-23
The Untold Story of The Sound of Music: A Diane Sawyer Special Himself 2015-03-16
Danny Collins Frank Grubman 2015-03-19
Pixies Pixie King (voice) 2015-06-05
Hector and the Search for Happiness Professor Coreman 2014-08-14
The Forger Joseph Cutter 2014-09-10
Elsa & Fred Fred 2014-03-07
The Legend of Sarila Croolik (voice) 2013-02-21
Titans of the Ice Age Narrator 2013-02-15
Still Kicking Himself 2013-01-08
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight John Marshall Harlan 2013-10-04
Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (archive footage) 2012-02-04
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Hard Copy 2012-03-20
Behind the Wall: The Making of Skyrim Self 2012-06-26
Barrymore John Barrymore 2012-05-25
Kali, le petit vampire Narrator (english version) 2012-11-01
Priest Monsignor Orelas 2011-05-05
Beginners Hal Fields 2011-06-09
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Henrik Vanger 2011-12-14
Discovering Hamlet Self 2011-11-01
The Tempest Prospero 2010-11-20
My Dog Tulip J.R. Ackerley (voice) 2010-01-05
Madeline's Christmas Narrator 2010-10-19
The Last Station Leo Tolstoy 2009-09-04
Caesar and Cleopatra Caesar 2009-01-23
9 1 (voice) 2009-08-19
Up Charles F. Muntz (voice) 2009-05-28
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Doctor Parnassus 2009-10-01
Emotional Arithmetic David Winters 2008-04-18
Man in the Chair Flash Madden 2007-01-27
Already Dead Dr. Heller 2007-12-11
Closing the Ring Jack 2007-09-14
Inside Man Arthur Case 2006-03-17
The Lake House Simon Wyler 2006-06-16
Nuremberg - Les nazis face à leurs crimes Kommentator 2006-10-25
Eugene O’Neill: A Documentary Film Self 2006-03-27
Syriana Dean Whiting 2005-11-23
Must Love Dogs Bill 2005-07-21
Our Fathers Cardinal Bernard Law 2005-05-11
The New World Captain Newport 2005-12-25
Four Minutes Archie Mason 2005-10-06
Alexander Aristotle 2004-11-21
National Treasure John Adams Gates 2004-11-19
Cold Creek Manor Mr. Massie 2003-09-19
The Life Of Jesus Narrator 2003-06-01
The Gospel of John Narrator (voice) 2003-09-11
Blizzard Santa Claus 2003-05-15
Christopher Plummer: A Man For All Stages Self 2002-11-07
Night Flight 'Flash' Harry Peters 2002-02-02
Agent of Influence John Watkins 2002-06-30
Ararat David 2002-05-20
Nicholas Nickleby Ralph Nickleby 2002-12-27
Lucky Break Graham Mortimer 2001-08-24
A Beautiful Mind Dr. Rosen 2001-12-14
Full Disclosure Robert Lecker 2001-05-15
On Golden Pond Norman Thayer 2001-04-29
Possessed Archbishop Hume 2000-10-22
The Dinosaur Hunter Hump Hinton 2000-08-05
Dracula 2000 Matthew Van Helsing 2000-12-22
American Tragedy F. Lee Bailey 2000-11-12
Nuremberg Sir David Maxwell Fyfe 2000-09-11
Hidden Agenda Ulrich Steiner 1999-11-02
Madeline: Lost in Paris Narrator (voice) 1999-08-02
The Insider Mike Wallace 1999-10-28
The First Christmas Narrator (voice) 1998-01-01
The Clown at Midnight Mr. Caruthers 1998-01-01
Winchell Franklin D. Roosevelt 1998-11-21
Blackheart Holmes 1998-01-01
The Arrow George Hees 1997-01-12
Skeletons Reverend Carlyle 1997-04-04
Babes in Toyland Barnaby Crookedman (voice) 1997-10-14
The Conspiracy of Fear Wakeman 1996-01-01
The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of 'Twelve Monkeys' Self 1996-11-05
Twelve Monkeys Dr. Goines 1995-12-29
Dolores Claiborne John Mackey 1995-03-24
Harrison Bergeron John Klaxon 1995-08-13
Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold Self (archive footage) 1994-02-01
Wolf Raymond Alden 1994-06-17
Crackerjack Ivan Getz 1994-08-18
A Stranger in the Mirror Clifton Lawrence 1993-10-24
Madeline at the Ballet Narrator (voice) 1993-10-31
Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic Narrator 1993-01-01
Madeline at Cooking School Narrator 1993-10-14
Malcolm X Chaplain Gill 1992-11-18
Impolite Naples O'Rorke 1992-09-16
Secrets Mel Wexler 1992-04-06
Liar's Edge Harry Weldon 1992-02-14
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country General Chang 1991-12-06
Madeline and the Bad Hat Narrator (voice) 1991-03-03
Madeline in London Narrator (voice) 1991-11-28
Rock-A-Doodle Grand Duke (voice) 1991-08-02
Madeline and the Gypsies Narrator (voice) 1991-10-14
Firehead Col. Garland Vaughn 1991-01-25
Money Martin Yahl 1991-04-06
Red Blooded American Girl Dr. John Alcore 1990-10-04
The Little Crooked Christmas Tree Narrator 1990-12-01
A Ghost in Monte Carlo The Grand Duke Ivan 1990-04-02
Where the Heart Is Shitty 1990-02-23
Mindfield Doctor Satorius 1989-12-15
The First Emperor of China Narrator 1989-01-01
Nabokov on Kafka Vladimir Nabokov 1989-08-06
Souvenir Ernst Kestner 1989-01-06
Madeline Narrator (voice) 1988-11-07
Shadow Dancing Edmund Beaumont 1988-12-02
Nosferatu a Venezia Professor Paris Catalano 1988-09-10
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind Narrator (voice) 1988-10-01
A Hazard of Hearts Sir Giles Staverley 1987-12-27
Dragnet Reverend Jonathan Whirley 1987-06-23
I Love N.Y. John Robertson Yeats 1987-05-04
The Nightingale Narrator (voice) 1987-01-01
An American Tail Henri (voice) 1986-11-21
Spearfield's Daughter Lord Jack Cruze 1986-05-25
The Tin Soldier Narrator (voice) 1986-01-01
The Boss' Wife Mr. Roalvang 1986-01-01
The Boy in Blue Knox 1986-01-17
The Velveteen Rabbit Narrator (voice) 1985-04-02
Rumpelstiltskin Narrator 1985-12-14
Dreamscape Bob Blair 1984-08-15
Lily in Love Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova 1984-10-17
Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyle 1984-06-22
The Scarlet and the Black Col. Herbert Kappler 1983-02-02
Prototype Dr. Carl Forrester 1983-12-07
Highpoint James Hatcher 1982-08-20
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982-03-08
Dial M for Murder Tony Wendice 1981-04-09
Eyewitness Joseph 1981-02-13
When the Circus Came to Town Duke Royal 1981-01-20
The Amateur Professor Lakos 1981-12-11
Being Different Self (Narrator) (voice) 1981-08-21
Somewhere in Time William Fawcett Robinson 1980-10-02
Desperate Voyage Jacques Burrifous 1980-11-29
The Shadow Box Brian 1980-09-30
Murder by Decree Sherlock Holmes 1979-02-01
Hanover Street Paul Sellinger 1979-05-18
Starcrash The Emperor 1978-12-21
The Silent Partner Reikle 1978-09-07
International Velvet John Seaton 1978-07-19
The Disappearance Deverell 1977-11-30
Silver Blaze Sherlock Holmes 1977-01-20
Uppdraget Kaptain Behounek 1977-07-11
Aces High Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair 1976-05-19
Conduct Unbecoming Maggiore Alastair Wimbourne 1975-01-01
Sarajevski atentat Archduke Ferdinand 1975-10-31
The Spiral Staircase Dr. Sherman 1975-01-31
The Return of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton 1975-05-21
The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling 1975-12-03
The Happy Prince The Happy Prince (voice) 1974-12-02
After the Fall Quentin 1974-01-02
The Pyx Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson 1973-09-08
Waterloo Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington 1970-10-26
Lock Up Your Daughters Lord Foppington 1969-03-29
The Royal Hunt of the Sun Atahualpa 1969-10-05
Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Colin Harvey 1969-09-15
Oedipus the King Oedipus 1968-06-01
Nobody Runs Forever Sir James Quentin 1968-08-22
The Night of the Generals Field Marshal Rommel 1967-01-29
Triple Cross Freddie Chapman 1966-12-09
The Sound of Music Captain Georg von Trapp 1965-03-29
Salzburg Sight and Sound Self 1965-01-01
Inside Daisy Clover Raymond Swan 1965-12-22
The Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus 1964-03-24
Hamlet at Elsinore Hamlet 1964-04-15
30 Minutes, Mister Plummer Himself 1963-01-01
Trans-Canada Journey Narrator (voice) 1963-01-31
Captain Brassbound's Conversation Captain Brassbound 1960-03-02
A Doll's House Torvald 1959-11-15
Stage Struck Joe Sheridan 1958-04-22
Johnny Belinda Dr. Jack Pelletier 1958-10-13
Little Moon of Alban Kenneth Boyd 1958-03-24
Wind Across the Everglades Walt Murdock 1958-09-11