In the United States, actor Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91. Plummer was best known as Captain Von Trap in the iconic musical film The sound of music from 1965. In 2012, Plummer was the oldest actor to win an Oscar for his role in the film Beginners.
With Christopher Plummer, the world of cinema, television and theater loses an icon. The Canadian began his career in television shows and on Broadway in the early 1950s. In 1958, he made his film debut Step hit.
The big breakthrough would come in 1965 with The sound of music. In it, Plummer played Captain von Trap, the strict father with the seven musical children. Even more than 55 years after its release, this musical remains one of the most popular films of all time. With number Edelweiss On Julie Andrews’ side, he also scored a world hit afterwards.
Emmy at Tony’s
But Christopher Plummer’s career didn’t end after The sound of music. He won both in 1977 (for Arthur Hailey is the money changers) as in 1994 (before Madeline) an Emmy Award. In 1974 (before Cyrano) and 1997 (before Barrymore), he received a Tony Award. He has received a host of nominations for both awards.
In 2010, the Academy found out too, when Plummer received his first Oscar nomination for his supporting role as Leo Tolstoy in The last station. In 2012, he even won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners. At 83, Plummer is the oldest actor to win an Oscar. He also received a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for the same role.
In 2018, Christopher Plummer also became the oldest actor to ever receive an Oscar nomination. He got it for his role All the money in the world, in which he had to replace the discredited Kevin Spacey in record time. And after that, too, Plummer seemed to play, among other things Limits in Knives Out.
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