He was a great man of the seventh art. On the morning of this Friday, February 5, 2021, Christopher Plummer breathed his last at the age of 91, according to information from the specialist site Variety. The Canadian actor died at his home in Connecticut alongside his wife Elaine Taylor. It is his manager, Lou Pitt, who announced the sad news in a long message: “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with beautiful and big old-fashioned manners, full of humor. ‘self-mockery and the music of words’.
Lou Pitt, who was also a longtime friend of Christopher Plummer, added: “He was a national treasure who deeply appreciated his Canadian roots. With his artistry and humanity he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will last. for all generations to come. He will be with us forever. “
Christopher Plummer: oldest actor to win his first Oscar
A true star of theater and cinema, Christopher Plummer was born on December 13, 1929 in Toronto. His seven-decade-long career has earned him two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award. He has appeared in dozens and dozens of films: Revelations (1999), Malcolm X (1992), The Army of the Twelve Apes (1995), Star Trek 6: Unknown Land (1991), An exceptional man (2001) and also lent his voice to the animated film Up (2009). Christopher Plummer was most famous for his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in the musical The Melody of Happiness, by Robert Wise, in 1965.
In 2012, Christopher Plummer won his first Oscar at 82; Oscar for best actor in a supporting role for the film Beginners alongside Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent. At 82, he had thus become the oldest actor to win his first Oscar. In 2018, Christopher Plummer was again selected for the Oscars, for All the Money in the World, in which he replaced at short notice Kevin Spacey, caught up with accusations of sexual abuse.
Christopher Plummer © Chris Delmas