December 13, 1929
February 5, 2021
5 ft 10.5 in | 179 cm
84 kg | 185 lbs
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Canada, on December 13, 1929, was an Canadian actor.
Young Christopher Plummer first started acting during his years at High School of Montreal in Quebec, in school theater productions.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Starcross Story" (1953).
He got his television debut in anthology series Broadway Television Theatre (1953) in episode "Dark Victory", in role as Michael O'Leary.
He made his big screen debut in drama romance movie Stage Struck (1958) in role as Joe Sheridan.
Christopher's breakthrough performance came as Captain von Trapp in musical drama film The Sound of Music (1965).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for the Best Supporting Actor for his roles in movies:
The Last Station (2009) biographical drama in role as Leo Tolstoy
All the Money in the World (2017) crime thriller in role as J. Paul Getty
He won the Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actor for his role as Hal Fields in romantic comedy drama film Beginners (2010), at the age of 82.
12 Monkeys (1995) neo noir science fiction opposite Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe and Bruce Willis
The Man Who Would Be King (1975) drama action with Sean Connery and Michael Caine
A Beautiful Mind (2001) biographical drama opposite Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) psychological crime thriller with Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig
The Insider (1999) drama thriller opposite Russell Crowe and Al Pacino
Inside Man (2006) heist thriller with Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster
Somewhere in Time (1980) romantic science fiction drama opposite Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour
National Treasure (2004) thriller action with Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger and Jon Voight
The New World (2005) romantic historical drama opposite Christian Bale, Colin Farrell and Q'orianka Kilcher
Dolores Claiborne (1995) psychological thriller drama with Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) fantasy comedy drama opposite Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp and Jude Law
Syriana (2005) geopolitical thriller with George Clooney and Matt Damon
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) comedyoppositePeter Sellers
Dragnet (1987) comedy opposite Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks
Dreamscape (1984) science fiction adventure with Dennis Quaid and Max von Sydow
Wolf (1994) romantic horror opposite Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer
The Last Full Measure (2019) war drama in role as Frank Pitsenbarger, with William Hurt, Ed Harris and Samuel L. Jackson
Cliffs of Freedom (2019) historical drama romance in role as Thanasi
Knives Out (2019) in role as Harlan Thrombey, opposite Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis
Heroes of the Golden Masks (2021) adventure in voice role as Rizzo
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his roles in television movies:
Little Moon of Alban (1958) in role as Kenneth Boyd
Hamlet at Elsinore (1964) in role as Hamlet
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese in ABC miniseries The Thorn Birds (1983).
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Roscoe Heyward in drama TV mini-series Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976).
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his role as narrator in television series Madeline (1993-1995).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Cardinal Bernard Law in television drama film Our Fathers (2005).
He played John Marshall Harlan II in television drama film Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013).
Departure (2019) drama TV series in role as Howard / Howard Lawson
Attended High School of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.
He was the only child.
He won two Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Play for his performances as Cyrano de Bergerac in "Cyrano" (1974) and as John Barrymore in "Barrymore" (1997).
He was fluent in French.
He voiced Charles F. Muntz in animated comedy drama adventure film Up (2009).
He was awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 1998.
His hobby was to play the piano.
Christopher died on February 5, 2021, Weston, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 91.
He was married to:
Patricia Lewis (1962-1967)
Tammy Grimes (1956-1960), they had one daughter, Amanda Plummer
Elaine Taylor (1970-2021)
He dated Piper Laurie (1958-1960).