Actor Christopher Plummer Oldest Ever To Receive An Oscar-His Journey To Becoming One Of The Greatest Actors
Being one of the most respected and honored actors, Christopher Plummer was admired with various awards but not the Oscar awards. The talented actor had to wait his whole life to receive the Oscar until the 84th Academy Awards.
So today let's take a look at his journey to become one of the greatest actors in the history of Hollywood.
Christopher Plummer And The Oscar Award
Plummer is a legendary actor of Hollywood movie industry. Being the finest actor, he failed to take an Oscar home for a long time. However, the actor made history when he bagged the Academy Awards in 2011 for the romantic comedy movie Beginners becoming the oldest man ever to receive the award at the age of 82.
In the movie Beginners, the actor portrayed the role of the Hal Fields who comes out as gay at his old age. Along with the most awaited Oscar, the actor bagged several other awards and nominations from the movie.
Here is the list of the awards which the actor received for his spectacular performance for the movie Beginners.
- Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year (2011)
- Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for the Best Supporting Actor (2011)
- National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor (2011)
- Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (2011)
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (2012)
- ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance-Male (2012)
- Critics Choice Award for the Best Supporting Actor (2012)
- British Academy Film Award for the Best Supporting Actor (2012)
Apart from the Beginners, Plummer was nominated for two other Academy Awards. In 2010, the versatile actor was nominated for Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actor for his part in The Last Station. Plummer was nominated for the Oscar in the same category for the film All the Money in the World.
From the career of over six-decades, Plummer won One academy Awards, one British Academy Film Awards, one Golden Globe Awards, one Screen Actor Guild Awards, one Genie Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, and one Independent Spirit Award among others.
Besides these awards, Plummer was honored with National Board of Review award for Career Achievement Award, Santa Barbara International Film Festival award for Modern Master award, Canadian Screen awards for Lifetime Achievement award and others.
Christopher Plummer's Career
Plummer has starred in numerous movies throughout his career. His 2010 film Beginners is one of his critically acclaimed movie which added various awards to his acting career of over six decades.
From his early age, Plummer developed an interest in acting and began his professional acting career from the theatre. During his high school, Plummer performed in the drama Pride and Prejudice. Later, he got an opportunity to play in several other dramas including the French play La Machine infernale.
In 1953, he starred in the Broadway play The Starcross Story which led him to play several other Broadway hits such as; The Dark is Light Enough, The Lark, and J. B. Other than that, Plummer appeared in several other plays including Cryno, Othello, Barrymore, Macbeth, King Lear, and The Tempest. For his performances in Cryno and in Barrymore, he was honored with Tony Awards.
The talented actor starred in numerous films including The Sound of Music (1965), Waterloo (1970), The Insider (1999), The Last Station (2009), Beginners (2010), and Boundaries (2018) among others.
Plummer also worked in various television shows. To name a few; Omnibus, Playdate, The Thorn Birds, A Ghost in Monte Carlo, The Arrow, and Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight.
Further, he did a voice-over for the Pixar's animated film Up (2009). In the movie, he is the voice of the antagonist Charles F. Muntz.
Christopher Plummer: Quick Facts
- Born on 13 December 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- His birth name is Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer and his nickname is Chris.
- His parents are Isabella Mary and John Orme Plummer.
- He is a great-grandson of Canada's third prime minister John Abbott.
- His star sign is Sagittarius.
- He stands at 5 feet 10 inches (1.79 m).
- He went to High School of Montreal.
- He fluently speaks French and English.
- Previously he was married to an actress Tammy Grimes, the two shared a daughter Amanda Michael Plummer, is also an actress. Later Plummer married Patricia Lewis.
- Now he is married to an English actress Elaine Taylor from 1970.
- From his marvelous career, he has an incredible net worth of $20 million.