Birth name Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer NationalityCanada Birth 13 december 1929 at Toronto (Canada) Death 5 february 2021 (at 91 years) Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Companion of the Order of Canada
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. After making his film debut in 1958's Stage Struck, Plummer went on to a successful film career that has spanned over five decades. Some of his most notable film performances include roles in films such as Battle of Britain (1969), Waterloo (1970), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), Murder by Decree (1979), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), The New World (2005), Inside Man (2006), Up (2009), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). He has notably portrayed several historical figures including Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), and Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009).
In a career that includes substantial roles in each of the dramatic arts, Plummer is probably best known to film audiences as the autocratic widower Captain Georg 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 miniseries The Thorn Birds.
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.
Plummer has been married three times. His first marriage, to Tony Award-winning actress Tammy Grimes, occurred August 16, 1956, and lasted four years. The couple's daughter, Amanda Plummer (born 1957), is an acclaimed actress in her own right, but (as he mentions in his autobiography) he had no contact with her during her early and teenage years. They now maintain a friendly relationship. Plummer was married to journalist Patricia Lewis from May 4, 1962 until their divorce in 1967. He and his third wife, British dancer and actress Elaine Taylor, have been married since 1968 and live in a 100-year-old converted farm house in Connecticut.
In a 2005 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Plummer maintained that in their early days he and his fellow actors did not drink to excess "because we had problems... Nonsense! Actually, I was taught as a child to drink. I came from a family that loved wine. I was twelve, I think, when I was drinking wine with dinner."
Plummer's memoir, In Spite of Myself, was published by Knopf Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., in November 2008.
, 1h50 Directed byTodd Robinson GenresDrama, War ThemesPolitique, Political films ActorsSamuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Jeremy Irvine Roles Frank Pitsenbarger Rating68% L'Ultime Sacrifice raconte l'histoire vraie du héros de guerre William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), surnommé PJ, un sauveteur en hélicoptère de l'armée américaine qui a sauvé plus de soixante hommes à lui seul. Lors d'une mission, le 11 avril 1966, on lui propose de s'échapper avec le dernier hélicoptère quittant la zone de combat en plein tir, mais il choisit de rester et de sauver les vies de ses camarades de la première infanterie, avant de faire l'ultime sacrifice lors d'une des plus sanglantes batailles de la guerre. Trente-deux ans plus tard, un employé respecté du Pentagone, Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) est missionné pour étudier la demande faite par le meilleur ami de PJ (William Hurt), et ses parents (Christopher Plummer & Diane Ladd), d'attribuer à PJ la médaille d'honneur du Congrès, à titre posthume. Huffman cherche donc les témoignages de vétérans qui ont assisté au sauvetage entrepris par Pitsenbarger, comprenant ceux de Takoda (Samuel L. Jackson), Burr (Peter Fonda) et Mott (Ed Harris). Pourtant, alors qu'Huffman en apprend plus sur les actes héroïques de PJ, il se rend compte que des personnes haut placées essaient de cacher ce qu'il s'est réellement passé et ont refusé la demande de médaille depuis des années. Huffman fera tout pour obtenir justice pour PJ, quitte à y perdre sa carrière.
, 1h47 OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, War ActorsLily James, Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, Eddie Marsan, Janet McTeer, Ben Daniels Roles Kaiser Wilhelm II Rating68% Château de Huis Doorn, province d’Utrecht, 1940. L'histoire se déroule au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et se concentre sur les dernières années de la vie de l’empereur Guillaume II (Christopher Plummer) qui vit en exil depuis 1918. Wilhelm se retrouve bientôt sous la supervision de Brandt, un capitaine de la Wehrmacht (Jai Courtney) et d'un détachement de soldats allemands. Pendant ce temps, l'entourage du kaiser engage une nouvelle femme de chambre juive (Lily James), Mieke, pour laquelle le capitaine prend un intérêt immédiat. Le décor est planté pour une histoire de subterfuge et d'espionnage, le chef de la Gestapo en Hollande demande à Brandt de démasquer une taupe appartenant à la résistance qui s'est infiltrée dans l'entourage de l'empereur pour l'assassiner, alors qu'une visite de Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), chef des SS, se prépare.
, 1h34 Directed byMichael Radford OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance ActorsShirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Chris Noth, Marcia Gay Harden, Scott Bakula, James Brolin Roles Fred Rating63% The recently widowed, 80-year-old Fred Barcroft is moved against his will, by his daughter, into an apartment in New Orleans, next door to 74-year-old Elsa Hayes. Fred has become an embittered, inactive realist who spends most of his time lying down; Elsa is a flighty, vivacious romanticist who dreams of "the sweet life in Rome," as experienced by Anita Ekberg in the 1961 film La Dolce Vita. Despite their opposite temperaments and outlooks on life, they fall in love.
, 1h20 Directed byNancy Florence Savard OriginCanada GenresAdventure, Animation ActorsChristopher Plummer, Rachelle Lefèvre, Dustin Milligan, Tim Rozon, Geneviève Bujold, Sonja Ball Roles Croolik (voice) Rating50% The young orphan Markussi lives with his little sister Mipoulok in an Inuit clan. Markussi can talk to animals and has some special powers unique to shamans. He does not want to be a shaman though and mainly keeps his powers a secret because he fears being a shaman would make him like the clan's shaman Croolik. Croolik grew selfish and unjust after the deaths of his sons, who died along with Markussi's father in an accident on a hunting trip. Croolik blames his sons' deaths on his now-separated wife Saya (whom he accuses of having let their sons go hunting at too young an age) and Markussi's father; by extension, Croolik also hates Markussi.
, 9minutes OriginPortugal GenresAnimation ThemesVampires in film ActorsChristopher Plummer Roles Narrator (english version) Rating70% Kali is a young vampire who suffers from not being able to live in the light. Living in the shadows and inspiring fear, he lives envious of other children who don’t even dream that he exists. One day, while once again watching young boys play beside the train tracks, he breaks from his isolation and discovers that because of who—and what—he is, he can make a difference in others’ lives.