Christopher Plummer, 91
Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer, known for roles including Captain von Trapp in the “Sound of Music” and Leo Tolstoy in “The Last Station,” also was a premier Shakespearean actor. The classically trained Canadian won Tony Awards for “Cyrano” and “Barrymore.” Despite a long and accomplished career, Plummer didn’t win his first Oscar until he was 82. Accepting the statue, he looked at it and said, “You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all of my life?" Plummer died on Feb. 5 at his home in Connecticut. He was 91.
Christopher Plummer stars as Satan in "J.B." on Broadway, July 30, 1959.
Christopher Plummer escorts Lauren Bacall to the world premiere of "Spartacus" at the Demille Theater in New York, Oct. 6, 1960.
Christopher Plummer poses for a portrait in advance of his performance of "Antony and Cleopatra" in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, April 19, 1967.
Christopher Plummer poses with his wife, actress Elaine Taylor, in his 40-year-old Invicta, U.K., Oct. 22, 1971. Taylor was Plummer’s third wife, to whom he remained married until his death in 2021.
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Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in a promotional portrait for "The Sound Of Music", 1965. Though perhaps his best-known role, Plummer was infamously unimpressed with the range the role afforded him as an actor and resisted nostalgic reminiscences of the project.
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Christopher Plummer makes a surprise onstage appearance to salute Julie Andrews on her final performance in the Broadway run of the musical, "Victor/Victoria," at the Marquis Theatre in New York, June 8, 1997. Despite his lukewarm response to his experience in “The Sound of Music,” Plummer was steadfast in his admiration of his co-star Andrews, going so far as to reprise the song “Edelweiss” from their film for her Broadway salute.
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Backstage at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, actor Christopher Plummer applies makeup and a prosthetic nose for his role as Cyrano in the musical of that name in Toronto, Feb. 21, 1973.
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Christopher Plummer appears in the epic television miniseries "The Thorn Birds," 1983.
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Christopher Plummer arrives at the premiere of his film "The Insider" with his daughter Amanda, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Oct. 28, 1999. His split from his first wife, Amanda’s mother, ended such that he was delayed from forging a bond with his actress daughter until her teen years.
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Christopher Plummer portrays Klingon General Chang in "Star Trek Vi - The Undiscovered Country", 1991. The big screen picture reunited Plummer with William Shatner with whom he was acquainted from theater stage work. In particular, Shatner famously served as his understudy in the 1956 production of "Henry V".
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Christopher Plummer in the title role in "King Lear" at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York on Feb. 6, 2004.
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Christopher Plummer appears in "Nicholas Nickleby", 2002.
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Christopher Plummer gives an Oscar-winning performance opposite Ewan McGregor in "Beginners", 2010.
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Christopher Plummer appears in the film "All The Money in the World," 2017. Plummer’s role as J. Paul Getty replaced the original actor cast for the project after completion of the film and completely reshot scenes under tight time constraints ahead of its premiere. He garnered Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for his efforts.
Christopher Plummer portrays Tolstoy in "The Last Station", 2010.
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Christopher Plummer reflects upon his Oscar win for best actor in a supporting role for "Beginners" at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 26, 2012.