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Christopher Plummer

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.[1] 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.

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Dec 13, 1929 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Last Full Measure 2020-01-24
Known For
Movie The Last Full Measure Frank Pitsenbarger 2020-01-24
Movie Cliffs of Freedom Thanasi 2019-03-01
Movie Knives Out Harlan Thrombrey 2019-11-27
Movie Boundaries Jack Jaconi 2018-06-22
Movie Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness Dr. West (Voice) 2018-12-04
Movie The Exception Kaiser Wilhelm II 2017-06-02
Movie The River of My Dreams Himself 2017-01-27
Movie Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom Dr. West (voice) 2017-10-01
Movie All the Money in the World John Paul Getty 2017-12-21
Movie The Star King Herod (voice) 2017-11-15
Movie The Man Who Invented Christmas Scrooge 2017-10-12
Movie Pixies Pixie King (voice) 2015-06-05
Movie Up Charles F. Muntz (voice) 2009-05-28
Movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Doctor Parnassus 2009-10-01
Movie Blizzard Santa Claus 2003-05-15
Movie Nicholas Nickleby Ralph Nickleby 2002-12-27
Movie Lucky Break Graham Mortimer 2001-08-24
Movie The Arrow George Hees 1997-01-12
Series Young Catherine Sir Charles 1991-02-17
Movie Where the Heart Is Shitty 1990-02-23
Movie Mindfield Doctor Satorius 1989-12-15
Movie The Gnomes' Great Adventure Narrator 1987-01-01
Movie I Love N.Y. John Robertson Yeats 1987-05-04
Movie Dragnet Reverend Jonathan Whirley 1987-06-25
Movie The Man Who Planted Trees Narrator (voice: English version) 1987-05-13
Movie A Hazard of Hearts Sir Giles Staverley 1987-12-27
Movie The Tin Soldier Narrator (voice) 1986-01-01
Movie The Boy in Blue Knox 1986-01-17
Movie The Boss' Wife Mr. Roalvang 1986-01-01
Movie An American Tail Henri 1986-11-21
Series Crossings Armand DeVilliers 1986-02-23
Movie The Velveteen Rabbit Narrator 1985-04-02
Series David the Gnome 1985-10-26
Movie Dreamscape Bob Blair 1984-08-15
Movie Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyle 1984-01-01
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Movie Lily in Love Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova 1984-10-17
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Col. Herbert Kappler 1983-02-02
Series The Thorn Birds Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese 1983-03-27
Movie Prototype Dr. Carl Forrester 1983-12-07
Movie Highpoint James Hatcher 1982-08-20
Series Nature Unknown 1982-10-10
Series SuperTed Unknown 1982-11-01
Series Little Gloria... Happy at Last Reggie Vanderbilt 1982-10-24
Movie Dial M For Murder Tony Wendice 1981-04-08
Movie Eyewitness Joseph 1981-02-13
Movie Being Different Narrator (voice) 1981-08-21
Movie The Amateur Professor Lakos 1981-12-11
Movie The Shadow Box Brian 1980-09-30
Movie Somewhere in Time William Fawcett Robinson 1980-10-02
Movie Desperate Voyage Burrifous 1980-11-29
Movie Murder by Decree Sherlock Holmes 1979-02-01
Movie Hanover Street Paul Sellinger 1979-05-18
Movie International Velvet John Seaton 1978-07-19
Movie The Silent Partner Harry Reikle 1978-09-07
Movie Starcrash The Emperor 1978-12-21
Series Jesus of Nazareth Herod Antipas 1977-01-06
Movie Silver Blaze Sherlock Holmes 1977-01-20
Movie The Disappearance 1977-11-30
Movie Aces High Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair 1976-05-19
Series Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers Roscoe Heyward 1976-12-04
Movie The Spiral Staircase Dr. Joe Sherman 1975-01-31
Movie Conduct Unbecoming Maggiore Alastair Wimbourne 1975-01-01
Movie The Return of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton 1975-05-21
Movie The Day That Shook the World Archduke Ferdinand 1975-10-31
Movie The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling 1975-12-03
Movie After the Fall 1974-01-02
Movie The Happy Prince The Happy Prince (voice) 1974-12-02
Movie The Pyx Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson 1973-09-08
Movie Waterloo Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington 1970-10-26
Movie Lock Up Your Daughters Lord Foppington 1969-03-29
Movie Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Colin Harvey 1969-09-15
Movie The Royal Hunt of the Sun Atahualpa 1969-10-05
Movie Oedipus the King Oedipus 1968-06-01
Movie Nobody Runs Forever Sir James Quentin 1968-08-22
Movie The Night of the Generals Field Marshal Rommel 1967-01-29
Movie Inside Daisy Clover Raymond Swan 1966-02-17
Movie Triple Cross Freddie Chapman 1966-12-09
Movie The Sound of Music Captain Georg von Trapp 1965-03-02
Movie The Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus 1964-03-24
Movie Hamlet at Elsinore Hamlet 1964-11-15
Movie 30 Minutes, Mister Plummer Himself 1963-01-01
Movie A Doll's House Torvald Helmer 1959-11-15
Movie Wind Across the Everglades Walt Murdock 1958-09-11
Movie Stage Struck Joe Sheridan 1958-04-22
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The Academy Awards Christopher Plummer 1953-03-18
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07