Oscar-winning Christopher Plummer peacefully at his Connecticut home according to his reps, with his wife and best friend of 53 years Elaine Taylor by his side.
To say Plummer left a lasting impact on the screen would be an understatement. The man’s work was prolific, varied and often memorable – starring in films from 1958 and working right up until his passing.
Plummer also played:
- Captain Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music,”
- Reporter Mike Wallace in “The Insider,”
- Hamlet-spouting General Chang in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,”
- Rudyard Kipling in “The Man Who Would Be King,”
- Sherlock Holmes in “Murder by Decree,”
- Leo Tolstoy in “The Last Station,”
- Chaplain Gill in “Malcolm X,”
- Atahualpa in “The Royal Night of the Sun,”
- Ermin Rommel in “The Night of the Generals,”
- F. Lee Bailey in “American Tragedy,” and,
- his Oscar-winning turn as Hal Fields in “Beginners”.
He was also the kind patriarch of sinister families in both David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,”
- Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out,”
- he replaced Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,”
- he was the scheming Arthur Case in Spike Lee’s “Inside Man,”
- and the title role in Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”