Christopher Plummer

Character Actor | * 12/13/1929 (90) | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian actor whose career has spanned six decades, beginning with his film debut in Stage Struck (1958). He is known for portraying Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965), and has portrayed numerous major historical figures, including the Emperor 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), 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 ()
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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. 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Christopher Plummer

Companion of The Order of Canada Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical Theatre World Award Canada's Walk of Fame Honour in Gold for Services To The Republic of Austria Honorary Doctor of The University of Ottawa 3x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 5x Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

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Movies with Christopher Plummer as Actor(160)

as Frank Pitsenbarger2020 The Last Full Measure
as Thanasi2019 Cliffs of Freedom
as Harlan Thrombrey2019 Knives Out
as Jack Jaconi2018 Boundaries
as John Paul Getty2017 All the Money in the World
as himself2017 The River of My Dreams
as King Herod (voice)2017 The Star
as Kaiser Wilhelm II2017 The Exception
as Zev Gutman2015 Remember
as Frank Grubman2015 Danny Collins
as Pixie King (voice)2015 Pixies
as Fred Bancroft2014 Elsa & Fred
as Professor Coreman2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness
as Joseph Cutter2014 The Forger
as Narrator2013 Titans of the Ice Age
as John Marshall Harlan2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
as Croolik (voice)2013 The Legend of Sarila
as himself2013 Still Kicking
as Narrator (english version)2012 Kali, the Little Vampire
as John Barrymore2012 Barrymore
as Henrik Vanger2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
as Monsignor Orelas2011 Priest
as Hal Fields2011 Beginners
as Prospero2010 The Tempest
as 1 (voice)2009 9
as Caesar2009 Caesar and Cleopatra
as Doctor Parnassus2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
as Leo Tolstoy2009 The Last Station
as Charles F. Muntz (voice)2009 Up
as J.R. Ackerley (voice)2009 My Dog Tulip
as David Winters2008 Emotional Arithmetic
as Jack2007 Closing the Ring
as Dr. Heller2007 Already Dead
as Flash Madden2007 Man in the Chair
as Simon Wyler2006 The Lake House
as Arthur Case2006 Inside Man
as Dean Whiting2005 Syriana
as Cardinal Bernard Law2005 Our Fathers
as Archie Mason2005 Four Minutes
as Captain Newport2005 The New World
as Bill2005 Must Love Dogs
as John Adams Gates2004 National Treasure
as Aristotle2004 Alexander
as Narrator (voice)2003 The Gospel of John
as Mr. Massie2003 Cold Creek Manor
as Santa Claus2003 Blizzard
as Ralph Nickleby2002 Nicholas Nickleby
as John Watkins2002 Agent of Influence
as David2002 Ararat
as Graham Mortimer2001 Lucky Break
as Norman Thayer2001 On Golden Pond
as Robert Lecker2001 Full Disclosure
as Dr. Rosen2001 A Beautiful Mind
as Matthew Van Helsing2000 Dracula 2000
as Archbishop Hume2000 Possessed
as Hump Hinton2000 The Dinosaur Hunter
as F. Lee Bailey2000 American Tragedy
as Ulrich Steiner1999 Hidden Agenda
as Narrator1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris
as Mike Wallace1999 The Insider
as Mr. Caruthers1999 The Clown at Midnight
as Narrator1998 The First Christmas
as Holmes1998 Blackheart
as Franklin D. Roosevelt1998 Winchell
as Reverend Carlyle1997 Skeletons
as Barnaby Crookedman (voice)1997 Babes in Toyland
as George Hees1997 The Arrow
as Wakeman1996 The Conspiracy of Fear
as John Klaxon1995 Harrison Bergeron
as John Mackey1995 Dolores Claiborne
as Dr. Goines1995 Twelve Monkeys
as Raymond Alden1994 Wolf
as Ivan Getz1994 Crackerjack
as Clifton Lawrence1993 A Stranger in the Mirror
as Harry Weldon1992 Liar's Edge
as Mel Wexler1992 Secrets
as Naples O'Rorke1992 IMPOLITE
as Chaplain Gill1992 Malcolm X
as Martin Yahl1991 Money
as Grand Duke (voice)1991 Rock-A-Doodle
as Col. Garland Vaughn1991 Firehead
as The Grand Duke Ivan1990 A Ghost in Monte Carlo
as Dr. John Alcore1990 Red Blooded American Girl
as Shitty1990 Where the Heart Is
as Ernst Kestner1989 Souvenir
as Doctor Satorius1989 Mindfield
as Professor Paris Catalano1988 Vampire in Venice
as Edmund Beaumont1988 Shadow Dancing
as Narrator (voice: English version)1987 The Man Who Planted Trees
as Sir Giles Staverley1987 A Hazard of Hearts
as Reverend Jonathan Whirley1987 Dragnet
as John Robertson Yeats1987 I Love N.Y.
as Mr. Roalvang1986 The Boss' Wife
as Henri1986 An American Tail
as Knox1986 The Boy in Blue
as Narrator (voice)1986 The Tin Soldier
as Narrator1985 The Velveteen Rabbit
as Narrator1985 Rumpelstiltskin
as Leo Argyle1984 Ordeal by Innocence
as Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova1984 Lily in Love
as Bob Blair1984 Dreamscape
as Col. Herbert Kappler1983 The Scarlet and the Black
as Dr. Carl Forrester1983 Prototype
as James Hatcher1982 Highpoint
as Tony Wendice1981 Dial M for Murder
as Professor Lakos1981 The Amateur
as Joseph1981 Eyewitness
as Narrator (voice)1981 Being Different
as Brian1980 The Shadow Box
as Burrifous1980 Desperate Voyage
as William Fawcett Robinson1980 Somewhere in Time
as Sherlock Holmes1979 Murder by Decree
as Paul Sellinger1979 Hanover Street
as The Emperor1978 Starcrash
as Reikle1978 The Silent Partner
as John Seaton1978 International Velvet
as Kaptain Behounek1977 Uppdraget
as Sherlock Holmes1977 Silver Blaze
as Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair1976 Aces High
as Sir Charles Litton1975 The Return of the Pink Panther
as Maggiore Alastair Wimbourne1975 Conduct Unbecoming
as Dr. Joe Sherman1975 The Spiral Staircase
as Rudyard Kipling1975 The Man Who Would Be King
as Archduke Ferdinand1975 The Day That Shook the World
as The Happy Prince (voice)1974 The Happy Prince
as Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson1973 The Pyx
as Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington1970 Waterloo
as Atahualpa1969 The Royal Hunt of the Sun
as Lord Foppington1969 Lock Up Your Daughters
as Squadron Leader Colin Harvey1969 Battle of Britain
as Oedipus1968 Oedipus the King
as Sir James Quentin1968 Nobody Runs Forever
as Field Marshal Rommel1967 The Night of the Generals
as Raymond Swan1966 Inside Daisy Clover
as Freddie Chapman1966 Triple Cross
as Captain Georg von Trapp1965 The Sound of Music
as Hamlet1964 Hamlet at Elsinore
as Captain Brassbound1960 Captain Brassbound's Conversation
as Torvald Helmer1959 A Doll's House
as Walt Murdock1958 Wind Across the Everglades
as Joe Sheridan1958 Stage Struck

TV Shows/Series with Christopher Plummer as Actor(26)

as Howard Lawson2019 Departure
as Narrator2010 Moguls & Movie Stars
as P.J. Aimes2008 The Summit
as Sir David Maxwell Fyfe1994 北京人在纽约
as Sir Charles1991 Young Catherine
as Wilhelm Speer1991 Berlin Lady
as Narrator1988 American Experience
as Armand DeVilliers1986 Crossings
as Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese1983 The Thorn Birds
as Reggie Vanderbilt1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last
1982 Nature
as Herod Antipas1977 Jesus of Nazareth
as Roscoe Heyward1976 Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers
as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
1952 Omnibus

Additional Information

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Citizenship: Canada
Born: Friday, 12/13 1929 (December) in Toronto (current age: 90 years + 174 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: McGill University
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Elaine Taylor, Tammy Grimes
Children: Amanda Plummer
Father: John Orme Plummer
Mother: Isabella Mary Abbott
Related to: John Abbott
Other names for Christopher Plummer (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"크리스토퍼 플러머"
"Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer"
"Кристофер Пламмер"
"Κρίστοφερ Πλάμερ"
Christopher Plummer frequently works together with these people:
Hume Cronyn (7x, Actor)
Don Bluth (7x, Crew)
Charlton Heston (6x, Actor)
Joanne Woodward (6x, Actress)
William Shatner (6x, Actor)
Jason Robards (6x, Actor)
Ralph Bellamy (6x, Actor)
John Forsythe (6x, Actor)
Richard Kiley (6x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (5x, Actor)
Cyril Ritchard (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:348, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/02/2020