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Christopher Plummer, Amanda Plummer

Christopher Plummer [10]

Born:December 13, 1929
Died:February 5, 2021 (91)
Filmography Rating:8.29 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.40 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.35 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:81.02%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Sound of Music [1965](36) => Captain Von Trapp
Jesus of Nazareth [1977](48) => Herod Antipas
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Starcrash (Season 11 / Ep. 6) [1978](49) => The Emperor
An American Tail [1986](57) => Henri
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991](62) => General Chang
National Treasure [2004](75) => John Adams Gates
9 [2009](80) => #1 (voice)
Up [2009](80) => Charles Muntz  (voice)
The Captains [2011](82) => Himself
Knives Out [2019](90) => Harlan Thrombey

Trivia that mentions this person:
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991]
  • Christopher Plummer's character "General Chang" was originally to have had hair, but as his makeup was being applied for the first time, Plummer liked the bald look and had the makeup technician omit the hair.
  • Spock tells the crew, "An ancestor of mine maintained that if you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." The "ancestor" Spock quotes is Sherlock Holmes, another fictional character well-versed in logic. Leonard Nimoy and co-star Christopher Plummer have both played Holmes on stage and screen. Also, director Nicholas Meyer is the author of several Sherlock Holmes novels, including The Seven Per-cent Solution, considered by many to be the best Sherlock Holmes story not written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
    The Sound of Music [1965]
  • Christopher Plummer admits on the DVD commentary that he was drunk during the shooting of the music festival sequence.
  • Christopher Plummer intensely disliked working on the film. He's been known to refer to it as "The Sound of Mucus" or "S&M" and likened working with Julie Andrews to "being hit over the head with a big Valentine's Day card, every day." Nontheless, he and Andrews have remained close friends ever since.
  • Charmian Carr who played Liesel and was 21 at the time, wrote in her autobiography that she was attracted to the 35 year old Christopher Plummer, who played her father. Plummer admitted that the feeling was mutual, but insists that it didn't get beyond mere flirtation.
  • Although Christopher Plummer's own vocals were in fact recorded, it was subsequently decided that he should be dubbed.
    Into the Woods [2014]
  • In earlier drafts, the essential Narrator character from the original stage musical was still part of the story. Before the role was written out of the script, many actors were either considered, in talks, or asked to play the role including Jeremy Irons, Christopher Plummer, Geoffrey Rush, James Earl Jones, John Cleese, Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, and Alan Rickman. There were even rumors about giving this role to a female such as Julie Andrews or Angela Lansbury who are both Disney favorites as well as experts on Stephen Sondheim's material.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, Alec Baldwin, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Michael Biehn, Mel Gibson, and Liam Neeson were considered for the role of Ego. Matthew McConaughey was considered to play Ego, but passed on the role in favor of The Dark Tower.
    Deadpool 2 [2018]
  • When we first see Russell, one of the headlines in the news ticker below reads "Christopher Plummer turned down a role in Deadpool 2"
    Hercules [1997]
  • James Coburn, Kelsey Grammer, Steve Buscemi, Jason Lee, Phil Hartman, Michael Keaton, Michael Ironside, Benjamin Bratt, Martin Landau, Ned Beatty, Terrence Mann, Christopher Plummer, Ron Silver, Kevin Spacey, Bill Hunter, and Rod Steiger auditioned for Hades. Ten of these actors that auditioned would later get parts in Pixar Films.
    Knives Out [2019]
  • The Man Who Would Be King (1975) is one of Rian Johnson's favorite movies, so between takes he would try to get Christopher Plummer to talk about working with the legendary John Huston.
  • They had to digitally paint out some of the blood they used on set for that first appearance of Harlan Thrombey's (Christopher Plummer) dead body, in order to secure a PG-13 rating.
  • Despite playing his mother in the film, K Callan is six years younger than Christopher Plummer.
    Jesus of Nazareth [1977]
  • The cast includes seven Oscar winners: Christopher Plummer, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir Peter Ustinov, Anne Bancroft, Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, and Ernest Borgnine; and six Oscar nominees: James Mason, Sir Ian Holm, Ian Bannen, James Earl Jones, Valentina Cortese, and Sir Ralph Richardson.
    Star Trek: Discovery - Season 3 [2020]
  • Die Trying: David Cronenberg appeared on this episode because, for the first time in series history, this series was filmed near Toronto, where he lives. There have been many Canadians involved in Star Trek, including William Shatner, James Doohan, Christopher Plummer, Nicole de Boer, John Colicos, Matt Frewer, and many more.