Hollywood legend Christopher Plummer dies at 91

Hollywood legend Christopher Plummer is no more. Fans will forever remember him as Captain von Trapp from the 1965 blockbuster, The Sound Of Music. The actor died in Connecticut with his wife, Elaine Taylor by his side. In 2012, he became the oldest actor to win an Oscar. Its manager, Lou Pitt, said in a statement: “Chris was an amazing man who deeply loved and respected his profession with old-fashioned grand manners, self-deriving humor and the music of words. It was a national treasure that deeply appreciated its Canadian roots. his art and his humanity, he touched all our hearts and his legendary life will last for all generations to come.

In 1965, The Sound Of Music became Hollywood’s highest-grossing film, surpassing the legendary Gone with the Wind (1940). Plummer has done varied work in theater, television, and film. His career spans over 60 years. Like good wine, it has improved with age. After 70 years, he started to get very good roles. In 2012, at the age of 82, he won an Oscar for “Beginner” in the role of a man who comes out of the closet after the disappearance of his wife. Her dialogue at the ceremony, “You’re only two years older than me, darling” is always memorable. In 2009 he got another Oscar nomination for his performance as Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station. He has also won Tony and Emmy Awards. But he is most remembered by fans around the world in the movie The Sound Of Music. In fact, he never considered it a great movie for most of his career. After four decades he said it was a “great movie”. He romanticized Julie Andrews in the film. He had played great roles in the theater in his youth and was very selective in his work. He said he had the snobby attitude of theater actors.

Hollywood fans loved him in movies like The Insider (1999), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Inside Man (2006), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) where he played great characters. He was born in 1929 into a wealthy family. Julie Andrews said: “The world has lost an accomplished actor today and I have lost a dear friend. I treasure the memories of our working together and all the humor and fun we have shared over the years. “

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