Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

Highest Rated: 100% The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Forger (2014)

Birthday: Dec 13, 1929

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Arguably the greatest survivor of the two-fisted drinkers' school of acting that included the likes of Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole and Albert Finney, classically-trained actor Christopher Plummer established himself on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the finest stage performers of his generation, particularly in Shakespearean roles. After headlining for three of the world's most noted theater companies, Plummer starred in a host of movies; most memorably playing Baron Georg Von Trapp in the smash hit musical "The Sound of Music" (1965). Though he remained prolific both on stage and onscreen, earning awards in several mediums, Plummer languished for the next few decades in mostly mediocre projects that were beneath his skill set. But in 1997, he delivered a Tony Award-winning performance as the besotted actor John Barrymore in "Barrymore" that earned him the considerable attention that had previously eluded him. From that point on, he became a much in-demand character actor, playing "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace in "The Insider" (1999), Captain Christopher Newport in "The New World" (2005), and a managing partner of a power law firm in the excellent political thriller, "Syriana" (2005). While he occasionally returned to the stage, as he did with a sterling Broadway performance as the titular "King Lear" (2004), Plummer enjoyed his late-life success on the big screen - including a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Beginners" (2011) - after his long struggle to achieve it.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
59% 96% The Last Full Measure Frank Pitsenbarger (Character) $2.9M 2020
No Score Yet 69% Cliffs of Freedom Thanasi (Character) $71.6K 2019
97% 92% Knives Out Harlan Thrombrey (Character) $165.4M 2019
49% 56% Boundaries Jack Jaconi (Character) $698.4K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Limites Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 86% Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness Dr. West (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Catskill Park Production Design - 2018
79% 77% The Man Who Invented Christmas Ebenezer Scrooge (Character) $5.7M 2017
80% 65% All the Money in the World J. Paul Getty (Character) $24.8M 2017
No Score Yet 40% Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom Dr. West (Voice) - 2017
42% 70% The Star Herod (Voice) $40.4M 2017
No Score Yet 67% Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom Dr. West (Voice) - 2016
73% 67% The Exception Kaiser Wilhelm II (Character) $708K 2016
70% 79% Remember Zev Gutman (Character) $1.2M 2015
77% 73% Danny Collins Frank Grubman (Character) $5.5M 2015
No Score Yet 63% Pixies Pixie King (Voice) - 2015
9% 31% The Forger Joseph Cutter (Character) - 2014
32% 50% Elsa & Fred Fred (Character) - 2014
37% 61% Hector and the Search for Happiness Professor Coreman (Character) $1.1M 2014
No Score Yet 11% Shockwave Darkside Production Designer - 2014
38% 70% Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight John Marshall Harlan (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 25% The Legend of Sarila Croolik (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Killing Business Production Design - 2012
87% 86% The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Henrik Vanger (Character) $102.5M 2011
70% 67% Barrymore Barrymore (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2011
15% 46% Priest Monsignor Orelas (Character) $29.1M 2011
85% 77% Beginners Hal (Character) $5.8M 2010
No Score Yet 80% The Tempest Prospero (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2010
64% 60% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Dr. Parnassus (Character) $7.7M 2009
71% 67% The Last Station Tolstoy (Character) $6.6M 2009
57% 56% 9 1 (Voice) $31.7M 2009
90% 69% My Dog Tulip J.R. Ackerley (Voice) $246.6K 2009
98% 90% Up Charles Muntz (Voice) - 2009
32% 58% Closing the Ring Jack (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 21% Already Dead Dr. Heller (Character) - 2007
22% 49% Emotional Arithmetic David Winters (Character) - 2007
50% 68% Man in the Chair Flash Madden (Character) - 2007
86% 85% Inside Man Arthur Case (Character) $88.5M 2006
35% 73% The Lake House Louis Burnham (Character) $52.3M 2006
36% 50% Must Love Dogs Bill (Character) $43.9M 2005
No Score Yet 73% Four Minutes Archie Mason (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 68% Our Fathers Cardinal Bernard Law (Character) - 2005
63% 58% The New World Captain Christopher Newport (Character) $12.7M 2005
16% 35% Alexander Aristotle (Character) $34.3M 2004
46% 76% National Treasure John Adams Gates (Character) $173M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agent of Influence John Watkins (Character) - 2003
67% 53% Blizzard Santa Claus (Character) - 2003
37% 88% The Gospel of John Narrator - 2003
12% 23% Cold Creek Manor Mr. Massie (Character) $21.4M 2003
55% 71% Ararat David (Character) $1.6M 2002
78% 75% Nicholas Nickleby Ralph Nickleby (Character) $1.3M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Flight "Flash" Harry Peters (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 0% Full Disclosure Robert Lecker (Character) - 2001
74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Dr. Rosen (Character) $170.7M 2001
48% 48% Lucky Break Graham Mortimer (Character) $54.6K 2001
No Score Yet 67% The Dinosaur Hunter Hump Hinton (Character) - 2000
17% 39% Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 Abraham Van Helsing (Character) $33M 2000
No Score Yet 73% Nuremberg Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 41% Possessed Archbishop Hume (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madeline: Lost in Paris Narrator - 1999
96% 90% The Insider Mike Wallace (Character) $29M 1999
No Score Yet 39% Woman Wanted Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackheart Holmes (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Agenda Ulrich Steiner (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 38% The Clown at Midnight Mr. Caruthers (Character) - 1998
83% 67% Winchell Franklin D. Roosevelt (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 40% Skeletons Reverend Carlyle (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 42% Babes in Toyland Barnaby Crookedman (Voice) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet We the Jury Wilfred Fransiscus (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conspiracy of Fear Wakeman (Character) - 1996
89% 88% 12 Monkeys Dr. Leland Goines (Character) $57.1M 1995
84% 81% Dolores Claiborne Det. John Mackey (Character) $22.8M 1995
No Score Yet 81% Harrison Bergeron John Klaxon (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 28% Crackerjack Ivan Getz (Character) - 1994
61% 42% Wolf Raymond Alden (Character) $65M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Mirror Clifton Lawrence (Character) - 1993
20% 55% Rock-A-Doodle Grand Duke (Voice) $11.6M 1992
No Score Yet 58% Secrets Mel Wexler (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Circle Victor Abakumov (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 20% Money Martin Yahl (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 0% Liar's Edge Harry Weldon (Character) - 1991
82% 83% Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country General Chang (Character) $71.7M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Ghost in Monte Carlo The Grand Duke Ivan (Character) - 1990
10% 58% Where the Heart Is Shitty (Character) $1M 1990
No Score Yet 8% Red Blooded American Girl Dr. John Alcore (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 10% Firehead Col. Garland Vaughn (Character) $71.1K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Emperor of China Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingsgate Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mindfield Doctor Satorius (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 92% The Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind Narrator - 1989
No Score Yet 19% Vampire in Venice Professor Paris Catalano (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Souvenir Ernst Kestner (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Dancing Edmund Beaumont (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 59% A Hazard of Hearts Sir Giles Staverley (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 93% The Man Who Planted Trees Narrator - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gnomes' Great Adventure Narrator - 1987
51% 41% Dragnet Reverend Jonathan Whirley (Character) $56M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love N.Y. John Robertson Yeats (Character) - 1987
71% 71% An American Tail Henri (Voice) $44.9M 1986
No Score Yet 43% The Boy in Blue Knox (Character) $235.9K 1986
No Score Yet 36% The Boss' Wife Mr. Roalvang (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet J.W. Morrice Narrator - 1985
No Score Yet 11% Lily in Love Fitzroy Wynn/Roberto Terranova (Character) - 1985
77% 46% Dreamscape Bob Blair (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 23% Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyle (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 88% The Scarlet and the Black Col. Herbert Kappler (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 29% Prototype Dr. Carl Forrester (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 58% The Amateur Professor Lakos (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 79% Dial M for Murder Tony Wendice (Character) - 1981
75% 38% Eyewitness Joseph (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet When the Circus Comes to Town Duke Royal (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 40% Being Different Narrator - 1980
61% 88% Somewhere in Time William Fawcett Robinson (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riel Prime Minister John A. Macdonald (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shadow Box Brian (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highpoint James Hatcher (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Voyage Burrifous (Character) - 1980
29% 36% Starcrash The Emperor (Character) - 1979
57% 41% Hanover Street Paul Sellinger (Character) - 1979
80% 64% Murder by Decree Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 72% International Velvet John Seaton (Character) - 1978
71% 85% The Silent Partner Harry Reikle (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 25% The Disappearance Deverell (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assignment Captain Behounek (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moneychangers Roscoe Heyward (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 69% Aces High Capt. "Uncle" Sinclair (Character) - 1976
67% 36% Conduct Unbecoming Maj. Alastair Wimbourne (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day That Shook the World Archduke Ferdinand (Character) - 1975
97% 90% The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling (Character) - 1975
84% 82% The Return of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 27% The Spiral Staircase Dr. Joe Sherman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 31% The Pyx Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson (Character) - 1973
27% 82% Waterloo Arthur Wellesley (Character) - 1970
67% 79% Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Colin Harvey (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 56% The Royal Hunt of the Sun Atahualpa (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Your Daughters! Lord Foppington (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oedipus the King Oedipus (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% The High Commissioner Sir James Quentin (Character) - 1968
50% 70% The Night of the Generals Field Marshal Rommel (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 31% Triple Cross Eddie Chapman (Character) - 1967
33% 51% Inside Daisy Clover Raymond Swan (Character) - 1965
83% 91% The Sound of Music Captain von Trapp (Character) $109K 1965
100% 69% The Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Doll's House Torvald Helmer (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 55% Wind Across the Everglades Walt Murdock (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 54% Stage Struck Joe Sheridan (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
78% 50% Departure Howard Lawson (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exhibitionists Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mansbridge One on One Guest 2015 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Narrator 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Summit Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nuremberg Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madeline Narrator 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Counterstrike Unknown (Character) 1990-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danielle Steel's Crossings Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thorn Birds Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Gloria... Happy at Last Unknown (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers Roscoe Heyward (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth Herod Antipas (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Bruce Quealy (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1953

QUOTES FROM Christopher Plummer CHARACTERS

Zev says: Your voice has not changed.

Zev says: I must finish. I must.

Zev says: A Nazi is a bad person.

Wellington says: Napoleon is not a gentleman.

Duchess of Richmond says: What an Englishman you are!

Wellington says: On the battlefield his hat is worth fifty thousand men. But he's not a gentleman!

Henri says: Qu'est-ce que c'est? A little immigrant. Now they are coming by bottle.

Fievel Mousekewitz says: Henri, what's that over there?

Henri says: Oh, that is more America.

Fievel Mousekewitz says: Can we go see it?

Henri says: You will, my little American. Someday, you will.

General Chang says: To be... or not to be?

Leo Tolstoy says: Despite good cause for it, I have never stopped loving you.

Sofya Tolstoy says: Of course

Leo Tolstoy says: But God knows you don't make it easy

Sofya Tolstoy says: Why should it be easy? I am the work of your life, you are the work of mine. That's what love is

Leo Tolstoy says: She simply spoke the phrase, my phrase as if she had read my mind. In that moment, we both knew we would always be together. And for those first years, we were incredibly, terrifyingly, happy.

Hal says: I said - look I love you and we’re great buddies but you know what I am. And then she says, that doesn’t matter. I’ll fix that.

Hal says: I said look I love you and we're great buddies but you know what I am. And then she says, that doesn't matter. I'll fix that.

John Klaxon says: Can you imagine how I must feel? Knowing that I am striving to create a world in which no Beethoven will ever be born?

Van Helsing says: He hates God. He is repulsed by all things Christian. But these things do not kill him, no. They only fill him with a rage.

Van Helsing says: For the first time I believe that there is someone else in the world like him, and he senses it. He senses his own blood.

#1 says: Sometimes fear...is the appropriate response.

Captain Von Trapp says: You must find your life

Captain Von Trapp says: You must find your life.

Roberto Terranova says: One look at the wife and you know what the husband is like.

Rosanna says: What?

Roberto Terranova says: Blind.

Roberto Terranova says: I'd chuck all this Elizabethan muck if I could just once make it big on the screen.

General Chang says: We need breathing room.

James T. Kirk says: Earth, Hitler, 1938.

John Barrymore says: What's the line?! What's the line?!

John Barrymore says: I don't have to tell you that divorces cost more than marriages... But god damn it they're worth it!

Charles Muntz says: comon fredrickson spit it out

Charles Muntz says: Come on Fredricksen spit it out.

Carl Fredricksen says: (fredrickson spits false teeth at charles muntz)

Carl Fredricksen says: [Fredricksen spits false teeth at Charles Muntz]

#9 says: I was right! You did send him out to die!

#1 says: He was old! He was weak!

#5 says: *gasp*

#1 says: Sometimes one must be sacrificed for the good of many.

#7 says: You coward!

Hal says: You give very good relationship advice despite being so alone.

Herr Zeller says: I've not asked you where you and your family are going. Nor have you asked me why I am here.

Captain Von Trapp says: Well, apparently, we're both suffering from a deplorable lack of curiosity.

Henrik Vanger says: The man who hires the detective should always be kept in the suspect list.

General Chang says: We need breathing room.

James T. Kirk says: Earth. Hitler, 1938.

Mother Abbess says: Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live.

Kurt says: I wonder what grass tastes like.

Captain Von Trapp says: You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.

Frau Schmidt says: The Von Trapp children don't play. They march.

Captain Von Trapp says: If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.

Kurt says: Only grown-up men are scared of women.

Maria von Trapp says: When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.

#1 says: They left us nothing. Nothing. Why do we have to right their wrongs?

General Chang says: Don't wait for the translation! Answer me now!

General Chang says: In space, all warriors are cold warriors.

Lord Richard Hay says: If you would take the men into your confidence....

Wellington says: If I thought my hair knew what my brain was thinking, I'd shave it off and wear a wig.

Henrik Vanger says: You will be investigating thieves, bullies... the most detestable collection of people that you will ever meet. My family.

Hal says: I don't want to just be theoretically gay. I want to do something about it.

Wellington says: I don't need a white horse to puff ME up, by God!

Sherlock Holmes says: When people are frightened, they turn to God. When they have no help from Him, they look to the Devil.

Henrik Vanger says: You will be investigating thieves, misers, bullies. The most detestable collection of people that you will ever meet... MY FAMILY.

Henrik Vanger says: You will be investigating thieves, misers, bullies. The most detestable collection of people that you will ever meet... MY FAMILY.

Mikael Blomkvist says: [look's at framed flower's, then at Henrik] Who know's about this?

Henrik Vanger says: Just me, the police, the killer, and know.... you.

Henrik Vanger says: Just me, the police, the killer, and now.... you.

Henrik Vanger says: This is Harriet, someone in the family murdered her. And for the past 40 year's, has been trying to drive me insane.

Henrik Vanger says: You will be investigating thief's, misers, bullies, the most detestable collection of people that you will ever meet... my family.

Monsignor Orelas says: To go against the church is to go against god.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: We got a heartbeat! Lock and load, she's ready Jim!

James T. Kirk says: Fire!

General Chang says: To be... or not... to be...

Hikaru Sulu says: Target that explosion and fire.

General Chang says: I am constant as the northern star!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: I'd give real money if he'd shut up...

General Chang says: I am constant as the northern star!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: I'd give real money if he'd shut up...

Monsignor Orelas says: THE WAR IS OVER, PRIEST!

Priest says: No, it is JUST beginning!

Henrik Vanger says: Soon, you will know us all too well. With my apologies.

Charles Muntz says: Adventure is out there!

Henrik Vanger says: Soon you will know us all only, too well, with my apologies.

Dr. Rosen says: Imagine if you suddenly learned that the people, the places, the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse, had never been. What kind of hell would that be?

Hal says: Well let's say... let's say since you were little, and you've always dreamed of someday getting a lion. And you wait, and you wait, and you wait, and you wait and the lion doesn't come. Then along comes a giraffe. You can be alone, or you can be with the giraffe.

Oliver says: I'd wait for the lion.

Hal says: That's why I worry about you.

J.R. Ackerley says: Dogs read the world through their noses and write their history in urine.

The Emperor says: "Imperial Battleship, halt the flow of time!"

The Emperor says: Imperial Battleship, halt the flow of time!

Hal says: Okay. House, music.

Captain Von Trapp says: Fraulein, is it to be at every meal, or merely at dinnertime, that you intend on leading us all through this rare and wonderful new world of... indigestion?