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Christopher Plummer

Updated: Jan 19

Award-winning acting career

Plummer became the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award for acting when he won Best Supporting Actor for “Beginners” in 2010 at age 82; he then became the oldest actor nominated when, in 2018, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at age 88 for “All the Money in the World.” Plummer was also a renowned stage actor on Broadway, at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and elsewhere. He was the only Canadian actor ever to win the Triple Crown of acting: an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony. Plummer won two Emmys, for miniseries “Arthur Hailey’s the Moneychangers” in 1977 and for voice work in “Madeline” in 1994, and two Tonys, for “Cyrano” in 1974 and “Barrymore” in 1997.

Other notable credits

Plummer’s film career began in 1958 with his film debut, Sidney Lumet’s “Stage Struck.” He went on to appear in more than 100 films, including “The Return of the Pink Panther” (1975), “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” (1991), “The Insider” (1999), “A Beautiful Mind” (2001), “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2011), and “Knives Out” (2019). He provided voices for a number of animated films, including “An American Tale” (1986) as Henri le Pigeon and “Up” (2009) as Charles Muntz. On Broadway, he had leading roles in plays including “The Good Doctor,” “Othello,” and “Macbeth.”

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