This is a website of Canadian actor Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer, CC (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor.
In a career that spans over five decades and includes substantial roles in film, television, and theatre, Plummer is perhaps best known for the role of Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music. His most recent film roles include the Disneyâ€“Pixar 2009 film Up as Charles Muntz, the Shane Acker production 9 as The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus.
Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario, the great-grandson of former Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Abbott. Following his parents' divorce he moved with his mother to live in Senneville, Quebec, near Montreal. He studied to be a concert pianist but developed a love of the theatre at an early age and began acting in high school. He travelled by train to study with Canadian Repertory Company in Ottawa.
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Christopher Plummer, 81, poised to reach pinnacle of screen career.
The most successful Canadian movie star of 2011 will almost certainly turn out to be someone who's far from a beginner.
The next stop for the film is opening night of the San Francisco Film Festival on April 21, two weeks after 81-year-old Plummer is honoured for his career achievements at the Sarasota Film Festival, the latest in a series of tributes since being nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 for playing Russian writer Leo Tolstoy in "The Last Station."
While other recent roles for Plummer have included the fantasy film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," and voices in animated films like "Up," he is also set to co-star in a 2011 holiday season blockbuster effort: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," the movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson's novel.
A turn in a quirky independent movie, in which Plummer plays a character that will provoke discussions about the sexual awakenings experienced by seniors, should contribute to him being among the most talked-about actors of the year.
Why is it famous?
Christopher Plummer's eclectic career on screen began in 1957 when Sidney Lumet provided him his movie debut in Stage Struck. Since then he has appeared in a vast number of notable films which include the Academy Award winning The Sound Of Music, The Man Who Would Be King, Battle of Britain, Waterloo, The Silent Partner, Dragnet,Inside Daisy Clover, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Malcolm X, Dolores Claiborne, Wolf, Twelve Monkeys, Murder by Decree, Somewhere in Time and Syriana.Recent successes include Michael Mann's Oscar-nominated The Insider playing television journalist Mike Wallace, for which he won the Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas and the National Critics Awards, and Ron Howard's Academy Award winning A Beautiful Mind as well. He played Arthur Case in Spike Lee's 2006 film Inside Man.Owing to the box office success and continued popularity of The Sound Of Music, Plummer is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Captain Von Trapp.