Christopher Plummer

Actor

Born: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BIOGRAPHY

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. After making his film debut in Stage Struck (1958), Plummer went on to a successful film career, now spanning more than five decades. Some of his most notable film performances include: The Sound of Music (1965), Battle of Britain (1969), Waterloo (1970), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), Murder by Decree (1979), Dragnet (1987), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), National Treasure (2004), The New World (2005), Inside Man (2006), Up (2009), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). In a career which includes substantial roles in each of the dramatic arts, Plummer is best known to film audiences as the aristocratic widower, Captain Georg von Trapp, in the musical film The Sound of Music (1965), alongside Julie Andrews. Plummer has ventured into various television projects, including the miniseries The Thorn Birds (1983). Plummer has notably portrayed several historical figures, including Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington in Waterloo (1970), Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), and Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009). 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 age 82 in 2012 for Beginners, Plummer is the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award.

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