Christopher Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian film and stage actor best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'', and for [[OldShame mocking that film and his performance nearly every chance he gets]]. He has played a huge number of parts over his nearly 70-year career, and despite a large number of acclaimed performances, he [[AwardSnub wasn't even nominated for an Oscar]] until 2009, when his performance as Leo Tolstoy was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. He won Best Supporting Actor two years later for his performance in ''Beginners'', becoming, at 82, the oldest person ''ever'' to win an Oscar, and one of only 9 actors to win an Oscar, and Emmy, and a Tony.
Plummer is OneOfUs: he is a life-long [[StarTrek Trekkie]], and one of the reasons that he [[LargeHam seems to be having so much fun chewing the scenery]] in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' is because (in his own words), he was "in geek Heaven doing what geeks love doing: being a geek."
He is the father of actress Amanda Plummer.