Christopher Plummer — who starred in “The Sound of Music” and so many different iconic movies — has died.
Plummer handed away peacefully at his residence in Connecticut Friday, his household stated in a press release. His spouse of over 50 years, Elaine Taylor, was by his facet. Lou Pitt, a longtime good friend and supervisor of 46 years, stated, “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.”
Christopher, who began his performing profession within the ’50s, was featured in additional than 100 movies. His function as Captain Von Trapp within the 1965 basic, “The Sound of Music,” cemented his standing as top-of-the-line actors in Hollywood.
He began his performing profession on the Montreal Repertory Theatre. He landed his first main function as Hal in “Henry V” on the 1956 Stratford Festival in Canada. He earned his first Tony nomination 3 years later for finest actor in Archibald MacLeish‘s “J.B.” He additionally landed roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company within the UK.
He received a Tony in 1973 for his title function within the musical “Cyrano” after which once more in 1997 for the title function in “Barrymore.” In whole, he was nominated for 7 Tony Awards … along with his most up-to-date nomination coming in 2007 for his lead function in “Inherit the Wind.”
Among his different credit … “The Thorn Birds,” one of many largest miniseries in TV historical past, which aired in 1983. He scored a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2010 for “Beginners.” At the time, it made him the oldest winner ever within the performing class.
Christopher — born Arthur Plummer in 1929 in Toronto — was additionally nominated for an Oscar for his work in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World.” Remember … he’s the actor who changed Kevin Spacey following Spacey’s ouster from the movie stemming from the #MeToo motion.
For his function as J. Paul Getty … Christopher earned a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination. He just lately starred in “Knives Out” with Daniel Craig and Chris Evans.
His supervisor added, “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.”
Interesting facet word … he was the great-grandson of John Abbott, Canada’s third prime minister. He was appointed Companion of the Order of Canada in 1968.