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Christopher Plummer

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC (born December 13, 1929) is 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.[1] 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.


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Born:
Dec 13, 1929 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie The Fall of the Roman Empire 1964-03-24
Latest Project:
Movie Knives Out 2019-11-27
Known For
Filmography
Movie Knives Out Harlan Thrombrey 2019-11-27
Movie All the Money in the World John Paul Getty 2017-12-25
Movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Henrik Vanger 2011-12-14
Movie Priest Monsignor Orelas 2011-05-05
Movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Doctor Parnassus 2009-10-01
Movie 9 1 (voice) 2009-09-09
Movie Up Charles Muntz (voice) 2009-05-28
Movie The Lake House Simon Wyler 2006-06-16
Movie Inside Man Arthur Case 2006-03-17
Movie Must Love Dogs Bill 2005-07-21
Movie Alexander Aristotle 2004-11-21
Movie National Treasure John Adams Gates 2004-11-19
Movie A Beautiful Mind Dr. Rosen 2001-12-11
Movie Full Disclosure Robert Lecker 2001-05-15
Movie Babes in Toyland Barnaby Crookedman (voice) 1997-01-01
Movie Twelve Monkeys Dr. Goines 1995-12-29
Movie Malcolm X Chaplain Gill 1992-11-18
Movie The Man Who Planted Trees Narrator (voice: English version) 1987-05-13
Movie An American Tail Henri 1986-11-21
Movie Murder by Decree Sherlock Holmes 1979-02-09
Movie The Return of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton 1975-05-21
Movie The Night of the Generals Field Marshal Rommel 1967-01-29
Movie Inside Daisy Clover Raymond Swan 1966-02-17
Movie The Sound of Music Captain Von Trapp 1965-03-29
Movie The Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus 1964-03-24