Oscar winner Christopher Plummer dies at the age of 91
It is with great sadness that ComingSoon.net has to report (via CNN) that the legendary Canadian stage and film actor Christopher Plummer has passed away at the age of 91.
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Plummer’s career in theater and television began in 1953 with a road show production of André Roussin’s “Nina” and an episode of the anthology series Broadway television theater, respectively. Thus began a career that spanned five decades and was crowned by what is perhaps his most consistent film performance as Captain Georg von Trapp in Robert Wise’s best film musical of 1965 The sound of music as well as his Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor as Father, who joined his son in 2010 Beginner.
Other important roles were the appearance of Rod Steiger in the Napoleon biography of 1970 Waterloo, opposite Peter Sellers in the 1975s The return of the pink panther, as author Rudyard Kipling in The man who would be king (also 1975), greatly underestimated as a sadistic bank robber in 1978 The silent partner, as Sherlock Holmes in Murder by decree (1979), as the voice of Henri le Pigeon in the animated An American tail (1986), alongside Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks as the villain in Dragnet (1987), with director Spike Lee twice for 1992 Malcom X. and 2006 insider, opposite Kathy Bates in the Stephen King adaptation Dolores Claiborne (1995), opposite Russell Crowe in the Oscar winner A beautiful mind (2001), opposite Nicolas Cage in National treasure (2004), as Captain Christopher Newport in Terence Malicks The new world (2005), opposite George Clooney in Syriana (also 2005), as the voice of Charles Muntz in Pixars Above (2009), in David Finchers 2011 The girl with the dragon tattoo Remake and most recently as the Assassinated Patriarch in Rian Johnson’s hit Knife out (2019). He also replaced Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty in director Ridley Scotts All the money in the world (2017), with all of Spacey’s scenes being re-recorded just a month before the film was released.
Additionally, Plummer has had a good run in both horror and science fiction genre films, including The pyx (1973), the 1975 remake of The spiral staircasewho have favourited Cheesy Italian Star Wars rip-off Star crash (1978) led the Dennis Quaid /Beginning-esque sci-fi horror movie Dream landscape (1984), 1986 Vampire in Venicewhen the Klingon Villan General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Land (1991), opposite Jack Nicholson in Mike Nichols’ wolf (1994), twice with Terry Gilliam for the 1995 time travel classic 12 monkeys and as the lead in the 2009s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Heath Ledger’s last role), 1998 Canadian slasher The clown at midnightAs Van Helsing opposite Gerard Butler’s title vampire in Dracula 2000, Reuniting with Dennis Quaid for 2003 Cold Creek Manorand opposite Paul Bettany in the comic book adaptation priest (2011).
RIP to Christopher Plummer, a living legend who loved his craft and was an absolute gentleman. So happy to have shared a set with him. pic.twitter.com/hNPbTM6Gxw
– Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 5, 2021
This is really heartbreaking. What an incredible loss. Few careers have such longevity and impact. One of my favorite memories of Knives Out was playing the piano together in the Thrombey house between setups. He was a lovely man and a legendary talent. https://t.co/eFwNVe762w
– Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 5, 2021
Pixar remembers Christopher Plummer, who taught us as Charles Muntz in Up that “there are adventures out there”. Rest in peace, good friend. pic.twitter.com/FzvjPeVraf
– Pixar (@Pixar) February 5, 2021
Such an early childhood memory.
So and important.
RIP Christopher Plummer. pic.twitter.com/ISU5Oz10bk
– Leia (@TheSWPrincess) February 5, 2021
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