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. 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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Up (2009)

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Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Edward Asner  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jordan Nagai  •  Bob Peterson

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Edward Asner  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jordan Nagai  •  Bob Peterson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

The Sound of Music (1965)

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In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Bill Lee

In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Bill Lee

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Inside Man (2006)

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When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

Alexander (2004)

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Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jared Leto

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jared Leto

An American Tail (1986)

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A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth
CAST:  Phillip Glasser  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Nehemiah Persoff  •  Cathy Cavadini

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth
CAST:  Phillip Glasser  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Nehemiah Persoff  •  Cathy Cavadini

Ararat (2002)

A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Simon Abkarian  •  Charles Aznavour  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Arsinée Khanjian

A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Simon Abkarian  •  Charles Aznavour  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Arsinée Khanjian

Battle of Britain (1969)

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Michael Caine  •  Trevor Howard  •  Curd Jürgens

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Michael Caine  •  Trevor Howard  •  Curd Jürgens

Closing the Ring (2007)

During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to Michigan, where the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Dylan Roberts  •  Gene Dinovi

During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to Michigan, where the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Dylan Roberts  •  Gene Dinovi

Cold Creek Manor (2003)

A family moves from New York into an old mansion in the countryside, still filled with the previous owner's things. As they begin to make it their own, a series of events begin to occur that makes them believe that the former inhabitants are not yet gone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Sharon Stone  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Juliette Lewis

A family moves from New York into an old mansion in the countryside, still filled with the previous owner's things. As they begin to make it their own, a series of events begin to occur that makes them believe that the former inhabitants are not yet gone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Sharon Stone  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Juliette Lewis

Dragnet (1987)

LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the theft of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Mankiewicz
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Tom Hanks  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Harry Morgan

LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the theft of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Mankiewicz
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Tom Hanks  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Harry Morgan

Full Disclosure (2001)

A reporter discovers a woman who is a suspected terrorist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Bradshaw
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Christopher Plummer

A reporter discovers a woman who is a suspected terrorist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Bradshaw
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Christopher Plummer

Harrison Bergeron (1995)

"All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man (Harrison) who is smarter than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Miranda de Pencier  •  Eugene Levy

"All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man (Harrison) who is smarter than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Miranda de Pencier  •  Eugene Levy

International Velvet (1978)

A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  Tatum O'Neal  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Nanette Newman

A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  Tatum O'Neal  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Nanette Newman

Malcolm X (1992)

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Angela Bassett  •  Albert Hall  •  Al Freeman, Jr.

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Angela Bassett  •  Albert Hall  •  Al Freeman, Jr.

Must Love Dogs (2005)

Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Cusack  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Christopher Plummer

Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Cusack  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Christopher Plummer

National Treasure (2004)

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Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Diane Kruger  •  Sean Bean  •  Harvey Keitel

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Diane Kruger  •  Sean Bean  •  Harvey Keitel

Possessed (2000)

An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, the boy's parents turn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven E. de Souza
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Henry Czerny  •  Jonathan Malen  •  Michael Rhoades

An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, the boy's parents turn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven E. de Souza
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Henry Czerny  •  Jonathan Malen  •  Michael Rhoades

Rock-A-Doodle (1991)

Chanticleer is a foolhardy farm rooster who believes his crows can actually make the sun come up and shine. When the sun rises one morning without Chanticleer's crow, he leaves the farm in disgrace and runs off to become a rock 'n' roll singer. But in his absence, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  Glen Campbell  •  Eddie Deezen  •  Toby Scott Ganger  •  Kathryn Holcomb

Chanticleer is a foolhardy farm rooster who believes his crows can actually make the sun come up and shine. When the sun rises one morning without Chanticleer's crow, he leaves the farm in disgrace and runs off to become a rock 'n' roll singer. But in his absence, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  Glen Campbell  •  Eddie Deezen  •  Toby Scott Ganger  •  Kathryn Holcomb
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