Remembering Christopher Plummer (1929 - 2021)

We honor the legacy and acting career of stage and screen legend Christopher Plummer.

By Matthew Lissauer

Christopher Plummer on the set of "The Sound of Music."

© 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved / courtesy Everett Collection

Acting legend Christopher Plummer passed away today at the age of 91. The Canadian-born actor leaves a long legacy of film behind, but Plummer will perhaps be best known for his big breakout role as Captain Georg von Trapp in the 1965 musical "The Sound of Music." More recently he made big waves when he was named the eleventh-hour replacement in Ridley Scott's 2017 historical drama "All the Money in the World," taking over the role of J. Paul Getty from disgraced actor Kevin Spacey -- from which he would receive his third Oscar nomination. Later in 2019, Plummer starred in the Rian Johnson whodunit "Knives Out" as family patricarch and mystery writer Harlan Thrombey.

An acclaimed actor, Plummer nearly achieved the coveted E.G.O.T., having received an Academy Award for his role in the 2011 comedy-drama "Beginners," two Tony Awards for his roles in the 1974 musical "Cyrano" and the 1997 play "Barrymore," and two Primetime Emmy Awards for his performances in 1977's "Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers," and in the 1994 children's cartoon "Madaline." He was nominated for a Grammy in 1986 for his recording of the classic children's story "The Nutcracker," but didn't win.

We honor the late Christopher Plummer with a selection of photos and a look back at his long career.

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