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Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the only child of Isabella Mary (Abbott), a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University, and John Orme Plummer, who sold securities and stocks. He is a great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third Prime Minister (from 1891 to 1892), and a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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(2009)
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind Dr. Rosen
(2001)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(2011)
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music Captain Von Trapp
(1965)

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 2018 Boundaries (post-production)
Jack
 2018 The Last Full Measure (post-production)
Frank Pitsenbarger
 2016 Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom
Dr. West (voice)
 2015 Pixies
Pixie King (voice)
 2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Professor Coreman
 2014 Elsa & Fred
Fred
 2013 The Legend of Sarila
Croolik (English version, voice)
 2011 Priest
Monsignor Orelas
 2010/IV The Tempest
Prospero
 2010 Beginners
Hal
 2009/I 9
#1 (voice)
 2009 Up
Charles Muntz (voice)
 2009 My Dog Tulip
J.R. Ackerley (voice)
 2007 Already Dead
Dr. Heller
 2007 Man in the Chair
Flash Madden
 2005/II Heidi
Grandfather (voice)
 2003 Cold Creek Manor
Mr. Massie
 2003 The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John
Narrator (voice)
 2002 Ararat
David
 2001 Lucky Break
Graham Mortimer
 1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris
Narrator (voice)
 1999 Hidden Agenda
Ulrich Steiner
 1999 The Clown at Midnight
Mr. Caruthers
 1998 The First Christmas
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Blackheart
Holmes
 1994 Felidae
Joker (english version)
 1994 Crackerjack
Ivan Getz
 1994 Wolf
Raymond Alden
 1992 Malcolm X
Chaplain Gill
 1992 Impolite
Naples O'Rorke (uncredited)
 1992 Liar's Edge
Harry Weldon
 1991 Rock-A-Doodle
Grand Duke (voice)
 1991 Money
Martin Yahl
 1991 Firehead
Vaughn
 1990 Red Blooded American Girl
Dr. John Alcore
 1989 Kingsgate
 1989 Mindfield
Doctor Satorius
 1989 Souvenir
Ernst Kestner
 1988 Shadow Dancing
Edmund Beaumont
 1988 Vampire in Venice
Professor Paris Catalano
 1988 Gandahar
Metamorphis (English version, voice)
 1987 The Gnomes' Great Adventure
Narrator
 1987 Dragnet
Whirley
 1987 I Love N.Y.
John Robertson Yeats
 1986 An American Tail
Henri (voice)
 1986 The Boss' Wife
Mr. Roalvang
 1986 The Boy in Blue
Knox
 1984 Lily in Love
Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova
 1982 Highpoint
James Hatcher
 1981 The Amateur
Professor Lakos
 1981 Eyewitness
Joseph
 1979 Hanover Street
Paul Sellinger
 1978 Starcrash
The Emperor
 1978 International Velvet
John Seaton
 1977 The Disappearance
Deverell
 1977 The Assignment
Kaptain Behounek
 1976 Aces High
Sinclair
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Maj. Alastair Wimbourne
 1973 The Pyx
Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson
 1968 Nobody Runs Forever
Sir James Quentin
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
Raymond Swan
 1958 Wind Across the Everglades
Walt Murdock
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Stage Play: J.B. Drama. Written by Archibald Macleish. Production Designed by Boris Aronson. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Directed by Elia Kazan. ANTA Playhouse: 11 Dec 1958 - 24 Oct 1959 (364 performances). Cast: Raymond Massey (as "Mr. Zuss"), Christopher Plummer (as "Nickels"), Nan Martin (as "Sarah"), Lane Bradbury, Bert Conway, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Mike Wallace and his impact on public affairs programming] He had a lot to do with making it dangerous. He understood media. He understood how you could break down a person in front of a camera. It's a cruel medium. You have to deal with it skillfully. He was not a horrid man. I met him. He was very likable and very bright. But he knew it was a cruel medium and that it was an instant medium. ... See more »

Trivia:

He has two roles in common with Peter Cushing: (1) Cushing played Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Sherlock Holmes (1964) and Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984) while Plummer played him in The Sunday Drama: Silver Blaze (1977) and Murder by Decree (1979) and (2) Cushing played Professor Van Helsing in Horror of Dracula (1958), The Brides of Dracula (1960), ... See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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