Christopher Plummer

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Arthur "Christopher" Orme Plummer

Birthplace: Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of John Orme Plummer and Isabella Mary Abbott Plummer
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Tammy Grimes and Private
Father of Amanda Plummer

Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Christopher Plummer

Became the oldest winner of an Oscar at the age of 82 in 2012.


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 early film performances include The Night of the Generals, The Return of the Pink Panther, and The Man Who Would Be King.

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 Ludwig 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 legendary miniseries The Thorn Birds.

His most recent film roles include the The Insider as Mike Wallace, 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 ever to win an Academy Award.

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Christopher Plummer's Timeline

December 13, 1929
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
March 23, 1957
Age 27
New York, NY, United States