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Christopher Plummer, &#;The Sound of Music&#; Actor, Dead at 91

Christopher Plummer, the prolific actor who starred in The Sound of Music, Beginners, The Last Station and countless more, died Friday, February 5th. He was

Plummer’s manager, Lou Pitt, confirmed his death, in a statement to Variety, “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words. He was a National Treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us.”

Plummer’s career spanned more than seven decades and, per IMDB, included over credits. In , he became the oldest winner of a competitive Oscar, taking home Best Supporting Actor for his turn in Mike Mills’ Beginners. Two years prior, he&#;d been nominated for the same prize for The Last Station, while in he was up for it again for his performance in All the Money in the World in a role that he was cast in last-minute to replace Kevin Spacey.

&#;It was a great honor to work with Christopher, to be in conversation with such a dedicated artist,&#; Beginners director Mike Mills said in a statement to Rolling Stone. &#;In his 80’s when we met, I marveled at his intense curiosity, hunger to make something vulnerable, and his need to challenge himself. Christopher was both dignified and mischievous, deeply cultured and always looking for a good laugh. As he said about playing my father who was dying “not an ounce of self pity”, and that’s how he was. I’ll always be indebted to Christopher for honoring the story of an older man who dares to come out of the closet, to overcome shame with grace, and intelligence, and a rowdy desire for life &#; Christopher knew how to make that story alive for so many people.&#;

Plummer was born in Toronto and raised in Montreal by his mother after his parents divorced. Though Plummer came from a rather distinguished lineage — his great-grandfather, Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, was a railway magnate and former prime minister — there wasn’t much money left by the time Plummer was growing up, and his mother often worked two jobs to support them.

Plummer found his outlet in music and acting. In fact, he was such a natural on the stage that he wowed the theater critic for the Montreal Gazette with his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in his high school’s production of Pride and Prejudice. By 18, he was a player in the Montreal Repertory Theater, earning more raves for playing Oedipus in a production of Jean Cocteau’s Infernal Machine.

In the Fifties, Plummer began scoring television roles in both Canada and the United States, while in he made his Broadway debut in The Starcross Story (though the show closed after its opening night). Television anthologies, touring productions and other stage work comprised the bulk of Plummer’s work during the Fifties, a run that culminated with a Tony Nomination in for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Archibald MacLeish’s J.B.

Plummer began making some headway in Hollywood towards the end of the Fifties, making his film debut in Sidney Lumet’s film Stage Struck. Other early credits included Wind Across the Everglades and The Fall of the Roman Empire, and then in he played Captain von Trapp in the film adaptation of The Sound of Music (it was Bill Lee who overdubbed the singing parts).

While the role is arguably his most famous, Plummer was never much of a fan. As The Times notes, he told People in a interview, “To do a lousy part like von Trapp, you have to use every trick you know to fill the empty carcass of the role. That damn movie follows me around like an albatross.&#; Plummer did seem to soften later in life, writing in his memoir, In Spite of Myself, that he’d been a “pampered, arrogant young bastard,” spoiled by rich theater roles, and that his “behavior was unconscionable.”

Plummer&#;s Sound of Music co-star Julie Andrews said in a statement Friday, &#;The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend. I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years. My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife, Elaine, and his daughter, Amanda.&#;

Despite his feelings at the time, The Sound of Music didn’t turn Plummer off from Hollywood. In fact his career over the next several decades found him doing everything from Shakespeare to schlock: For every middling movie like The Pyx, The Spiral Staircase or International Velvet, Plummer took on meatier roles like Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King and Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington in Waterloo. He also remained a fixture on the stage, winning the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Cyrano in

Three years later, Plummer won an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Arthur Hailey&#;s the Moneychangers. In fact, he was on the verge of securing the EGOT — a rarity for performers whose careers aren’t rooted in music — when he got a Grammy nomination in for Best Recording for Children for a reading of The Nutcracker (alas, he lost to Jim Henson and Steve Buckingham’s Follow That Bird: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).

In , Plummer notched another career milestone, winning his second Tony for his widely praised portrayal of the actor John Barrymore in William Luce’s two-person play Barrymore (Plummer reprised the role in the film adaptation as well). He also won another Emmy for narrating the animated children’s series, Madeline, and took on roles in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys and Michael Mann’s The Insider, where he portrayed journalist Mike Wallace.

Plummer remained a reliable character actor well into the new millennium, even expanding his reach into video game voiceover work with ’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Additional Tony nominations came for turns in King Lear () and Inherit the Wind (), while he also appeared in acclaimed films like A Beautiful Mind, Inside Man and Syriana and delightful lighter fare like National Treasure, Up and Must Love Dogs.

In , at the age of 80, Plummer finally earned his first Oscar nomination for playing Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station. Two years later, at the age of 82, when he won for Beginners at the 84th Academy Awards, he held up his trophy and joked, “You&#;re only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life? I have a confession to make. When I first emerged from my mother&#;s womb, I was already rehearsing my Academy thank you speech. But it was so long ago, mercifully for you I&#;ve forgotten it.”

Plummer continued to work regularly thought his final decade. Arguably his most impressive feat came in , when he replaced Spacey as J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World; at the time, the film had already been finished, and Plummer was brought in to re-shoot all the scenes that Spacey had been in. Plummer made his final film appearances in , starring in Rian Johnson’s celebrated whodunnit Knives Out, and Todd Robinson’s war drama, The Last Full Measure.

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  Man in the Chair
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  The Lake House
Simon Wyler

  Inside Man
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  The New World
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  Four Minutes (TV Movie)
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  Must Love Dogs
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  Our Fathers (TV Movie)
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  National Treasure
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  Cold Creek Manor
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  The Gospel of John
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  Agent of Influence (TV Movie)
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  Ararat
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  Night Flight (TV Movie)
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  A Beautiful Mind
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  Lucky Break
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  Full Disclosure (Video)
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  Possessed (TV Movie)
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  The Dinosaur Hunter (TV Movie)
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  The Insider
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  Madeline: Lost in Paris
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  Hidden Agenda
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  Blackheart
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  The Clown at Midnight
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  The First Christmas
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  Winchell (TV Movie)
Franklin D. Roosevelt

  Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (Video Game)
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  Babes in Toyland
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  Skeletons (TV Movie)
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  The Arrow (TV Mini Series)
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  Madeline's European Adventure (Video Game)
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  We the Jury (TV Movie)
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  12 Monkeys
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  The Conspiracy of Fear (Video)
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  Harrison Bergeron (TV Movie)
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  Dolores Claiborne
Detective John Mackey

  Madeline and the Magnificent Puppet Show (Video Game)
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  A Stranger in the Mirror (TV Movie)
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  Malcolm X
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  Impolite
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  Secrets (TV Movie)
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  Liar's Edge
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  Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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  Madeline in London (TV Short)
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  A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz (TV Movie)
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  Madeline and the Bad Hat (TV Short)
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  Madeline's Rescue (TV Short)
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  Madeline's Christmas (TV Short)
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  A Ghost in Monte Carlo (TV Movie)
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  Where the Heart Is
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  Nabokov on Kafka (TV Movie)
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  Madeline (TV Short)
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  The Nightingale (TV Movie)
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The 10 Greatest Christopher Plummer Performances

  • 05 February
  • by Kristen Lopez
  • Indiewire
The 10 Greatest Christopher Plummer Performances

Christopher Plummer could have played anyone, and he certainly did. Whether it be Sherlock Holmes, author Rudyard Kipling, or acclaimed actor John Barrymore, Plummer inhabited a role and lent it a level of gravitas that was unparalleled. Audiences knew him best as Captain Von Trapp, the taciturn disciplinarian turned romantic leading man in ’s “The Sound of Music,” but Plummer, who was said to have disliked the role, was able to take that performance and make it the springboard for a variety of unique characters, over in all. The 10 features here are just a brief encapsulation of an actor who refused to be confined to just one character.

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