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Christopher Plummer is a Actor and Animation Manager Canadien born on 13 december 1929 at Toronto (Canada)

Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer
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Birth name Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
Nationality Canada
Birth 13 december 1929 (90 years) at Toronto (Canada)
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.

Biography

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.

Plummer is a patron of Theatre Museum Canada.

Best films

Up (2009)
(Actor)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
(Actor)
Knives Out (2019)
(Actor)
The Sound of Music (1965)
(Actor)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
(Actor)
Inside Man (2006)
(Actor)

Usually with

Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(2 films)
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
(5 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Christopher Plummer (133 films)

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Actor

The Last Full Measure, 1h50
Directed by Todd Robinson
Genres Drama, War
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Jeremy Irvine
Roles Frank Pitsenbarger
Rating67% 3.3536753.3536753.3536753.3536753.353675
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.
Knives Out
Knives Out (2019)
, 2h10
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Assassinat
Actors Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette
Roles Harlan Thrombey
Rating78% 3.949983.949983.949983.949983.94998
Le romancier Harlan Thrombey convie dans son manoir sa famille, aussi excentrique que dysfonctionnelle, pour célébrer son 85e anniversaire. Mais le lendemain matin, le riche patriarche est retrouvé mort la gorge tranchée. Alors que tout indique un suicide, le détective privé Benoit Blanc s'invite dans l'enquête de l'inspecteur Elliott et commence à suspecter un meurtre.
All the Money in the World, 2h12
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical, Crime
Actors Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Christopher Plummer, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer, Andrew Buchan
Roles John Paul Getty
Rating67% 3.3956053.3956053.3956053.3956053.395605
En 1973, à Rome, John Paul Getty III, petit-fils du magnat du pétrole J. Paul Getty, est enlevé par des malfaiteurs qui demandent à son richissime grand-père de leur verser une rançon exorbitante de 17 millions de dollars. Alors que l'homme d'affaires refuse de payer, les ravisseurs envoient une oreille coupée et une boucle de cheveux de leur otage à un journal italien comme avertissement...
The Star
The Star (2017)
, 1h26
Directed by Timothy Reckart
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Christmas films
Actors Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez-LoCicero, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry
Roles King Herod (voice)
Rating61% 3.0890053.0890053.0890053.0890053.089005
Un âne prénommé Bo et ses amis deviendront les héros du premier Noël.
The Exception, 1h47
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Lily James, Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, Eddie Marsan, Janet McTeer, Ben Daniels
Roles Kaiser Wilhelm II
Rating67% 3.3994553.3994553.3994553.3994553.399455
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.
Remember
Remember (2015)

Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Dean Norris, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz, Heinz Lieven, Jürgen Prochnow
Roles Zev Guttman
Rating74% 3.7484753.7484753.7484753.7484753.748475
Dans une maison de retraite aux États-Unis, Zev, un homme de 90 ans qui souffre de démence sénile, se réveille en appelant sa femme, Ruth. Il apprend alors à nouveau qu'elle est morte quelques jours avant. Un autre pensionnaire de la maison, Max, lui rappelle sa promesse : après la mort de Ruth, retrouver l'ancien nazi qui a assassiné leurs familles à Auschwitz ; nommé Otto Wallisch, il a pris la fausse identité de Rudi Kurlander. Max, qui est en fauteuil roulant, et Zev sont les deux derniers rescapés à pouvoir le reconnaître.
Danny Collins, 1h46
Directed by Dan Fogelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner, Jeremy Lee Renner, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Moore
Roles Frank Grubman
Rating69% 3.498133.498133.498133.498133.49813
Aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins (Al Pacino) cannot give up his hard-living ways – but then his manager, Frank Grubman (Christopher Plummer), uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter to him from John Lennon. After reading the letter, Danny decides to change his way of life. He travels to New Jersey to connect with his grown son, whom he has never met. Before leaving, he discovers that his young fiancé has been sleeping with another man in their home. He gives them his blessing and allows them to stay in the house.
Hector and the Search for Happiness, 2h
Directed by Peter Chelsom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, Toni Collette, Barry Atsma
Roles Professor Coreman
Rating69% 3.4985753.4985753.4985753.4985753.498575
Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. He tells his girlfriend, Clara, that he needs to go on a journey to research happiness. On a flight to China, he is seated next to Edward, a cranky businessman. Edward takes Hector to a very exclusive nightclub in Shanghai, where Hector meets a young woman named Ying Li and instantly falls for her.
Elsa & Fred, 1h34
Directed by Michael Radford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Chris Noth, Marcia Gay Harden, Scott Bakula, James Brolin
Roles Fred Bancroft
Rating64% 3.2447653.2447653.2447653.2447653.244765
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.
The Forger
The Forger (2014)
, 1h31
Directed by Philip Martin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Peinture, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Abigail Spencer, Jennifer Ehle, Anson Mount, Tye Sheridan
Roles Joseph Cutter
Rating57% 2.8993952.8993952.8993952.8993952.899395
Raymond J. Cutter, meilleur faussaire d'art au monde, passe un accord avec un syndicat du crime, pour obtenir une libération anticipée de prison. En retour, il doit effectuer un vol impossible : dérober un tableau de Claude Monet dans un musée et le remplacer par une réplique si parfaite que personne ne s'en apercevra. Il sollicite alors l'aide de son père et de son fils.
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, 1h37
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Themes Politique, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Political films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover, Frank Langella, Ed Begley Jr., Barry Levinson, Pablo Schreiber
Roles John Marshall Harlan
Rating67% 3.3964853.3964853.3964853.3964853.396485
Le procès pour objection de conscience du boxeur Mohamed Ali jusqu'à la Cour suprême.
The Legend of Sarila, 1h20
Directed by Nancy Florence Savard
Origin Canada
Genres Adventure, Animation
Actors Christopher Plummer, Rachelle Lefèvre, Dustin Milligan, Tim Rozon, Geneviève Bujold, Sonja Ball
Roles Croolik (voice)
Rating50% 2.510232.510232.510232.510232.51023
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.
Kali, the Little Vampire, 9minutes
Origin Portugal
Genres Animation
Themes Vampires in film
Actors Christopher Plummer
Roles Narrator (english version)
Rating70% 3.5048653.5048653.5048653.5048653.504865
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.
Beginners
Beginners (2011)
, 1h44
Directed by Mike Mills
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Višnjić, Lou Taylor Pucci, Mary Page Keller
Roles Hal Fields
Rating71% 3.598753.598753.598753.598753.59875
The film is structured as a series of interconnected flashbacks. Following the death of his father Hal, Oliver reflects on their relationship following the death of Oliver's mother, Georgia. Shortly after her death, Hal came out to his son and began exploring life as an openly gay man. He becomes active in the gay community, finds love and becomes more honest with himself and with his son. As a result, Oliver and Hal become closer during this time. Shortly after Hal's death, Oliver meets Anna, a French actress, at a party. Inspired by his father's attitude towards the end of his life and their relationship, Oliver decides to pursue a romance with her.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2h38
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Serial killer films, Rape and revenge films
Actors Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Yorick van Wageningen, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff
Roles Henrik Vanger
Rating77% 3.897073.897073.897073.897073.89707
In Stockholm, Sweden, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, co-owner of Millennium magazine, has lost a libel case brought against him by businessman Hans-Erik Wennerström. Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but troubled investigator and hacker, compiles an extensive background check on Blomkvist for business magnate Henrik Vanger, who has a special task for him. In exchange for the promise of damning information about Wennerström, Blomkvist agrees to investigate the disappearance and assumed murder of Henrik's grandniece, Harriet, 40 years ago. After moving to the Vanger family's compound, Blomkvist uncovers a notebook containing a list of names and numbers that no one has been able to decipher.