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Arthur Christopher Orme 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 [[CreatorBacklash mocking that film and his performance nearly every chance he gets]] (though he still considers co-star Creator/JulieAndrews one of his closest friends).

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 he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Creator/LeoTolstoy in ''The Last Station''.

He won Best Supporting Actor two years later for his performance in ''Beginners'', becoming, at 82, the oldest person ''ever'' to win an Oscar. He also received an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series, for the 1972 miniseries ''The Moneychangers'', and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, for his narrations of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' cartoons.[[note]]He narrated them from 1988-2001, and won the Emmy in 1994. [[/note]] At age 88 he also became the oldest person to even be ''nominated'' for an Oscar for ''Film/AllTheMoneyInTheWorld'' (in which he got cast as TheOtherMarty after Creator/KevinSpacey got booted for numerous allegations of sexual abuse).

He earned Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical in 1974, for the musical ''Theatre/{{Cyrano| de Bergerac}}'', and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play in 1997, for ''Barrymore''. All of these awards make him one of the few actors to win an Oscar, and Emmy, and a Tony.

Plummer is [[OneOfUs a life-long]] [[Franchise/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, who should not be confused with Music/AmandaPalmer.

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!!Filmography:

* ''Film/TheFallOfTheRomanEmpire'' (1964) -- Emperor Commodus
* ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' (1965) -- Captain Von Trapp
* ''Film/{{Waterloo}}'' (1970) -- Sir Arthur Wellesley, [[UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington Duke of Wellington]]
* ''Film/TheReturnOfThePinkPanther'' (1975) -- Sir Charles Lytton
* ''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing'' (1975) -- Creator/RudyardKipling
* ''Film/{{Starcrash}}'' (1978) -- The Emperor [[note]]Featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''[[/note]]
* ''Film/MurderByDecree'' (1979) -- Sherlock Holmes
* ''Film/{{Dreamscape}}'' (1984) -- Bob Blair
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' (1986) -- Henri
* ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' (1987) -- Reverend Jonathan Whirley
* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' (1991) -- Grand Duke
* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' (1992) -- General Chang
* ''Film/MalcolmX'' (1992) -- Chaplain Gill
* ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' (1994) -- Raymond Alden
* ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'' (1995) -- Dr. Goines
* ''Film/TheInsider'' (1999) -- Mike Wallace
* ''Series/{{Nuremberg}}'' (2000) -- Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe
* ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'' (2000) -- Abraham Van Helsing
* ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (2001) -- Dr. Rosen
* ''Film/NationalTreasure'' (2004) -- John Adams Gates
* ''Film/{{Alexander}}'' (2004) -- Aristotle
* ''Film/InsideMan'' (2006) -- Arthur Case
* ''Film/TheLakeHouse'' (2006) -- Simon Wyler
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' (2009) -- Charles Muntz
* ''Film/TheLastStation'' (2009) -- Leo Tolstoy
* ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' (2009) -- Doctor Parnassus
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' (2009) -- #1
* ''Film/{{Beginners}}'' (2010) - Hal Fields
* ''Film/{{Priest|2011}}'' (2011) -- Monsignor Orelas
* ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' (2011) -- Henrik Vanger
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''- Arngeir
* ''Film/TheManWhoInventedChristmas'' (2017) -- Ebenezer Scrooge
* ''Film/AllTheMoneyInTheWorld'' (2017) -- J. Paul Getty[[note]]Replaced Creator/KevinSpacey after the controversy surrounding him that broke in late 2017, with all of Getty's scenes being re-shot just a few weeks before the film's release.[[/note]]
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