Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer, CC ( born December 13, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario; actually Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer) is a Canadian actor and Academy Award winner.

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Plummer was born the son of Isabella Mary and John Plummer, then secretary at McGill University, in Toronto. Some Internet sources give the birthplace however Montreal.

For the New York Times, he is the best classical actor in North America. He began his career on the Canadian stage and in radio and television. A name, the versatile performer made ​​primarily in Shakespearean roles, for which he was awarded several prizes in both the U.S. and in Europe. Among the very numerous awards that he won in the course of his long career include, among others, the Evening Standard Award ( for Becket ), the Tony Award ( for Cyrano ), the Emmy Award ( for The Money Changer ), the Drama Desk Award, the Theatre World Award, Drama League Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, Genie Award ( for Murder By Decree ), the Gold Medal of Honor of Austria, the Maple Leaf Award for Arts and Letters and an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts of New York's Juilliard School. 1986 Christopher Plummer was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Sidney Lumet allowed Plummer 1958 in One day the door opens his big screen debut. Among the most important of his more than 80 cinema Parts include that of Baron von Trapp in The Sound of Music - My Dreams (1965 ), the ruthless bank robber in The Silent Partner, the Wellington in Sergei Bondarchuk history film Waterloo ( 1969), Sir Charles Litton in The pink Panther returns ( 1975) and as a world- famous writer Rudyard Kipling in John Huston's the Man Who Would be King (1976).

1971 played Plummer among other then living on Ibiza artists and celebrities such as Erwin Bechtold, Robert Graves, Princesa de Borbón y Parma, Camilo José Cela, Leslie Grimes, Leonard Slater and Charles Orloff in the film Impromptu Balear director Francisco Rovira Beleta and producer and scriptwriter Enrique Josa with.

The Star Trek fans, he was the representation of the evil Klingon General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country known.

Notice was also Plummer's performance in the Stephen King adaptation Dolores ( 1994), in which he wants to put a cop " Mackey " Kathy Bates the craft, and his Dr. Leland Goines in Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys (1995). 1999 could Plummer in Michael Mann's thriller, The Insider and a year later as Doctor Van Helsing in Wes Craven presents Dracula look.

The television has long years was associated Plummer to see on the screen more than 100 times, such as in the now legendary BBC production Hamlet at Elsinore, in Man and Superman, After the Fall, The Thorn Birds, Jesus of Nazareth, Counter Strike or in Nuremberg on TNT. Successful stage performances graduated from the workaholic Plummer finally about in Cymbeline, Nina, The Starcross Story, Henry V, Medea, Julius Caesar, The Lark, Arturo Ui, JB, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, The Good Doctor, Danton 's Death, Amphytrion, Othello, Macbeth and in No Man's Land.

For the role of homosexual Hal in the movie Beginners 2012 he received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and is 82 years old, the oldest winner of this category. He also won the Golden Globe.

Private life

He is a great grandson of the Canadian Prime Minister John Abbott. Plummer was married from 1956 to 1960 to actress Tammy Grimes. Their daughter, the actress Amanda Plummer, came on March 23, 1957 in New York City to the world. From 1962 to 1964 he was married to journalist Patricia Lewis, this marriage was also divorced. His third marriage, he went in 1970 with the former actress and dancer Elaine Regina Taylor a. Both live in the State of Connecticut in an over 100 year old farm house.

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