Friday, October 15, 2021

Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer dies at 91

Canadian actor’s agent announced his death at the age of 91, Friday.

“Chris was an exceptional man who loved his profession and deeply respected it with great old fashion ethics, self-degrading humor, and music of words,” Le Pete said in remarks carried by British Sky News.

He continued, “It was a national treasure that deeply enjoyed his Canadian roots and through his art and humanity, touched all our hearts, and his legendary life will last for all future generations.”

The Canadian star portrayed Captain von Trapp opposite Julie Andrews in the classic movie “The Sound of Music” in 1965, and is best known for his roles in television and theater.

In 2012 he became the oldest actor to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Beginners”, and in late 2017, Plummer was chosen to replace Kevin Spacey in the movie “All the Money in the World.”

Despite being selected just weeks before the planned release of the film, Plummer impressed critics enough to earn both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

In turn, the official Oscar award account said, Christopher Plummer “has played roles that audiences across generations will never forget, from Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music to Harlan Thrombie in Knives Out.”

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