Christopher Plummer, Oscar winner in 2012, died

Christopher Plummer, Oscar winner in 2012, died
Another giant of cinema passed away yesterday at the age of 91: Christopher Plummer. In 2012 he won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role of the gay father in the film Beginners, a role which also earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, thus becoming the oldest actor to win a film at 82. statuette. He also won three Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA Award.

Christopher Plummer - career

Born in Toronto in 1929, Christopher Plummer he trained in the theater on Shakespear's texts, approaching cinema only in the second half of the fifties, playing minor roles. Success came in 1965 with the interpretation of Captain Von Trapp in All together passionately.

Follow Under the orders of the Führer and in the service of His Majesty (1967) with Romy Schneider and Yul Brynner, The night of the generals (1967) with Peter O'Toole and Philippe Noiret, Oedipus re (1968) with Orson Welles, The long days of the eagles (1969) and Waterloo (1970) with Rod Steiger.

It is in the 1970s that his role as "shoulder" began to become famous starring with Faye Dunaway in After the Fall (1974) and with Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1975), and was directed by John Huston in The Man Who Wanted to Be King (1975), in which he played the writer Rudyard Kipling, alongside established stars such as Sean Connery and Michael Caine.

He returns as the protagonist in Bosses of the Dollar (1976) opposite Kirk Douglas. He won an Emmy Award for Best Leading Actor for the telefilm Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976), and played the role of Herod Antipas, alongside Ernest Borgnine and Laurence Olivier in Jesus of Nazareth (1977), directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

In 1979 he was Sherlock Holmes in Assassination on Commission with Donald Sutherland, then paired with Anthony Hopkins in A Run on the Lawn (1978) and Harrison Ford in A Street, One Love (1979). It was directed by Paul Newman in Before the Shadow (1980), then shared the scene with William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver in An Inconvenient Witness (1981). He played the Archbishop in the miniseries-scandal Uccelli di rovo (1983).

In the second half of the 80s he entered the world of dubbing (dubbing David Gnomo my friend and Madeline among other series) and began to look out over what is now the most afferent sphere of pop culture.

It appears in Scarlet and Black (1983) with Gregory Peck, Proof of Innocence (1985) with Faye Dunaway, Dreamscape - Fugue in the nightmare ( 1984) alongside Max von Sydow, Born to win (1986) with a young Nicolas Cage, La rata (1987) with Tom Hanks and Nosferatu in Venice (1988) with Klaus Kinski.

He is a guest star in I Robinson supporting Vanessa Redgrave in E Catherine… Reigned (1991) and The Secret (1992).

In 1991 he played the role of the antagonist Chang in the sixth Star Trek film. It was directed by Spike Lee in Malcolm X (1992) and then Inside Man (2006), both starring Denzel Washington. After Wolf - The Beast Is Out (1994) with Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer, he was directed by Terry Gilliam in Army of the 12 Monkeys (1995), opposite Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.

Later he stars in Insider - Behind the Truth (1999) starring Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, and Philip Baker Hall, on television On Golden Pond (2001) opposite Julie Andrews and American Tragedy (2000), for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor supporting role, in the thriller Dark Presence at Cold Creek (2003) alongside Sharon Stone, and in the blockbuster Alexander (2004), directed by Oliver Stone, and then again The Mystery of the Templars (2004) with Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight and Harvey Keitel, Syriana (2006), again with William Hurt, and in the sentimental Emotional Arithmetic (2007) with Max von Sydow and Susan Sarandon.

Participate in Inside Man by Spike Lee (2006) and La casa sul lago del time (2006) by Alejandro Agresti, returned to acting in a film by Terry Gilliam, Parnassus - The man who and he wanted to deceive the devil (2009). Also in 2009 he played Lev Tolstoy in The Last Station, a role thanks to which he obtained his first Oscar nomination. He lent his voice to villain Charles Muntz in Pixar's animated film Up (2009).

In 2011 he starred in cinemanga in Priest with Paul Bettany. In the same year he starred in Millennium - Men who hate women, a remake of the Swedish film of the same name. He also lent his voice to the master Arngeir, one of the four old beardies of the Skyrim game.

In 2017 he replaced Kevin Spacey, following the sex scandal against the latter, in the film All the money in the world, in he played billionaire Jean Paul Getty. For this performance he was nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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