The Legendary actor Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91.
Plummer was perhaps best known for his starring role in the classic film ‘The Sound of Music.’ However he also starred in a plethora of other films throughout his career, as ‘Deadline’ reports:
Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, won an Oscar for Beginners and was nominated for All the Money in the World and The Last Station, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife and true best friend for 53 years, was by his side.
Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years, said; “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words. He was a National Treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us.”
Plummer spent the past 75 years as a stalwart of stage and screen, the latter of which covered more than 100 film. He is best known for playing Captain John Von Trapp in 1965 Robert Wise-directed classic The Sound of Music, but he won his Oscar for the 2010 film Beginners, and he was most recently Oscar nominated for the Ridley Scott-directed All The Money In The World. In that film, he replaced Kevin Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty, after Spacey had an #MeToo downfall. Plummer most recently costarred in the ensemble of the Rian Johnson-directed Knives Out.
Raised in Montreal, Plummer began his professional career on stage and radio in both French and English. After Eva Le Gallienne gave him his New York debut in 1954, the actor went on to star in many celebrated productions on Broadway and London’s West End winning accolades on both sides of the Atlantic.
“I love my profession. It keeps me young. It’s my hobby as well as my profession… I’ve had a wonderful life, seen the world and they’ve paid for it!”
Christopher Plummer, icon. 1929-2021. pic.twitter.com/vuxhl3VcFJ
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