Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, born on December 13, 1929 is a Canadian actor. Plummer made his debut form the flim Stage Struck (1958). He gain his fame from the movie The Sound of Music (1965) playing Captain von Trapp. Plummer has portrayed numerious major historical figures, like J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World (2017), Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009), Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in Waterloo (1970).
Plummer has won numerous awards like an Academy Award, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 Tony Awards, a SAG Award, a Golden Globe Award and a British Academy Film Award. He became the oldest person to win an Academy Award for acting by winning the Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82 for Beginners (2010).
Christopher Plummer Parents/Family
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, his father’s name is John Orme Plummer and mother name is Isabella Mary.
Christopher Plummer Affairs/Girlfriend/Spouse/Wife
His wife’s name is Elaine Taylor, an Actress.
Profile / Wiki / Information
- Full Name: Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
- Nicknames: Chris
- Birthday: December 13, 1929
- Age: 88 years old
- Gender: Male
- Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Current Residence: Weston, Connecticut, United States
- Education: McGill University
- Profession: Actor
- Nationality: Canadian
- Ethnicity/Race: White
- Religion: Unknown
- Wife/Spouse: Elaine Taylor
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Gray
- Zodiac: Leo
- Net Worth: 20 Million USD
- Earnings: Not Available
- Height: 5 feet 10.5 inch (179 cm)
- Weight: 84 kg (185 lbs.)
Trivia/ Facts that you may not know about Christopher Plummer
- Early in his life, Plummer was taking classes to become a concert pianist. But later fell in love with theatre and decided to pursue acting career.
- Plummer got his 1st big breakthrough after performing as Mr. Darcy in the high school production of Pride and Prejudice which was noticed by Herbert Whittaker, a noted theatre critic. Later, he casted Plummer in a play performed at Montreal Repertory Theatre.
- He is the first actor to win the Genie Awards, which is given out to the best of the Canadian cinema by Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
- In 1968, Plummer was honored with Companion of the Order of Canada, which is the highest civilian awards given out by the Canadian government.
- Plummer was offered the role of “Gandalf” in the Lord of the Rings fantasy movie series. However, he turn it down and has regretted his decision ever since.
- Plummer has won Triple Crown of Acting, which includes Emmy Award Academy Award and Tony Award.
- For his performance in the movie, Beginners, Plummer managed to win Academy Award, a Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.
- Plummer has been awarded honorary doctorates by Numerous universities including the iconic New York’s Juilliard School and McGill University.
- In 1998, plummer was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto. He was also place in the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1986.
- In November 2008, Plummer partnered with Alfred A. Knopf to publish his autobiography named, In Spite of Myself.
- Plummer is also the honorary patron of the Theatre Museum Canada.
- He doesn’t have any social media accounts.