The award-winning actor died on Friday at the age of 91
Legendary actor Christopher Plummer died at the age of 91 on Friday.
Plummer died peacefully at his home in Connecticut, his family confirmed. His wife Ellen Taylor was by his side.
His manager, Lou Pitt, confirmed his death in a statement shared with Granthshala News on Friday.
“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with big old-fashioned manners, self-contained humor and words music. He Was a national treasure, deeply missed by its Canadian roots, ” Pitt said. “Through his art and humanity, he touched all our hearts and will bear his legendary life for all generations to come. He Will be with us forever. “
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Plummer’s acting career spanned five decades and during this, he won an Oscar, two tons and two Emmys.
Plummer was known for his roles in “Sound of Music,” “Knife Out,” and “All the Money in the World”.
In the 1965 film “Sound of Music” he played the daring Captain John von Trapp opposite Julie Andrews.
The role saw him as an Austrian captain who must flee the country with his folk-singing family to avoid serving in the Nazi Navy, a role he played was “humorous and one-dimensional”. Plummer referred to the film the rest of his life as “The Sound of Mucus” or “S&M”.
Plummer’s life underwent a notable film renaissance, beginning with his acclaimed performance as Mike Wallace in Michael Mann’s 1999 film “The Insider” and 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind” and 2009’s “Last Station” Also continued in films. “In which he played the role of a spoiled Tolstoy and was nominated for an Oscar.
In 2012, Plummer won a supporting actor Oscar for his role in “Beginners” as Hal Fields, a museum director who becomes openly gay after the death of his wife of 44 years.
In 2017 Plummer gave Kevin Spacey a J. Replaced as “All the Money in the World” as Paul Getty was set to hit theaters just six weeks before Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct in the film.
In 2019, she played the wealthy mystery novelist Harlan Thrombe in the comedy crime drama directed by Ryan Johnson, co-starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Ana D’Armas.
The Canadian-born actor played most of Shakespeare’s leading roles, including Shakespeare, Cyrano, Iago, Othello, Prospero, Henry V and a staggering “King Lear” at Lincoln Center in 2004. He Stratford was a frequent star at the Shakespearean ceremony in Canada.
He Won two Tony Awards. It was the first for Best Actor in a Musical to play the title role in “Cyrano” in 1974 and the second for his portrayal of John Barrymore in “Barrymore” in 1974. He Two Emmys also won.
Granthshala News’ Melissa Roberto and The Associated Press contributed to this report.