“Christopher Plummer, the Shakespearean actor born in Canada who appeared in films including “The Sound of Music” and “Beginners,” died at his home in Connecticut on Friday morning (Feb 5). He’d been 91.
Lou Pitt, his long-time friend, and the 46-year-old boss said, “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humor and the music of words,” “He was a National Treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us.”
An imposing theatrical presence with a well-cultivated, resonant voice that, critic John Simon once observed, “in its chamois mode, can polish mirrors,” Plummer was best known for playing Captain Von Trapp in the Oscar-winning musical “The Sound of Music.” He also won an Oscar in 2012 for his supporting turn in the film “Beginners,” becoming the oldest actor ever to win the Academy Award for supporting actor.
On stage, with two Tony awards, he had a long and acclaimed career. “The Insider, “The Insider, “12 Monkeys, “12 Monkeys, “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”A Beautiful Mind, “A Beautiful Mind, “Up, “Up, “An American Tale”An American Tale”Madeline” Madeline.