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Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

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Born: December 13, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...
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1948:
Stage debut in "Cymbeline" at Canadian Repertory Theatre, Ottawa
1951:
TV debut in CBC production of "Othello"
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Worked extensively in live TV during the 1950s on shows like "Kraft Television Theatre" and "Producers' Showcase" (both NBC) and "Appointment with Adventure" (CBS)
1954:
Broadway debut in "The Starcross Story" starring Katherine Cornell
1955:
Starred opposite Judith Anderson in a Paris production of "Medea"
1955:
Delivered a compelling performance as the Earl of Warwick in Anouilh's "The Lark" opposite Julie Harris
1956:
Portrayed title role in "Henry V" at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada
1958:
Made film debut in Sidney Lumet's "Stage Struck"
1961:
London stage debut in "Becket"
1965:
Most memorable film appearance as Baron Von Trapp opposite Julie Andrews' Maria in "The Sound of Music"
1968:
Portrayed title role in feature "Oedipus the King"
1973:
Conceived and directed "Lovers and Madmen," an evening of Shakespearean love themes for Zoe Caldwell and himself
1974:
Won a Tony Award for his performance in "Cyrano"
1976:
Delivered Emmy-winning performance in "Arthur Hailey's 'The Moneychangers'" (NBC)
1979:
Played Sherlock Holmes in the feature film "Murder by Decree"
1980:
Appeared in award-winning telefilm "The Shadow Box" (ABC), directed by Paul Newman and co-starring Joanne Woodward
1986:
Provided voice of Henri for the animated feature "An American Tail"
1988:
Toured the U.S. in title role of "Macbeth"
1990:
Starred in TV series "Counterstrike" on USA Network
1994:
Acted opposite Jason Robards Jr. in revival of Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" on Broadway
1997:
Returned to Broadway in the one-man show "Barrymore," about the actor John Barrymore
1999:
Portrayed TV journalist Mike Wallace in "The Insider," a film about tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe)
2001:
Had pivotal role as a psychiatrist treating schizophrenic mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. (Russell Crowe) in "A Beautiful Mind"
2002:
Co-starred in the historical drama feature "Ararat"
2004:
Returned to the stage for a production of "King Lear" at Lincoln Center's Beaumont theater; received a Tony nomination for his performance
2004:
Cast as Aristotle in Oliver Stone's "Alexander"
2005:
Earned Emmy and SAG nominations for his portrayal of Boston's controversial Cardinal Bernard Law in Showtime's "Our Fathers"
2005:
Starred in the geopolitical thriller "Syriana," based on the real-life memoirs of CIA agent Robert Baer; produced by George Clooney
2006:
Co-starred with Denzel Washington and Clive Owen in the Spike Lee directed hostage drama "Inside Man"
2007:
Returned to Broadway as Henry Drummond in a revival of "Inherit the Wind"; earned seventh Tony nomination
2009:
Voiced the villain in the Pixar animated film "Up"
2009:
Lent his voice to the feature-length adaptation of Shane Acker's short film "9"
2009:
Cast in the title role of Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
2009:
Portrayed Leo Tolstoy in the German biographical film "The Last Station"; earned Independent Spirit, Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture ("The Last Station")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role ("The Last Station")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male ("The Last Station")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role ("The Last Station")
2011:
Joined the cast of David Fincher directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the novel by Stieg Larsson

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