Christopher Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian film and stage actor best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music
, and for 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 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 One of Us
: he is a life-long Trekkie
, and one of the reasons that he seems to be having so much fun chewing the scenery
in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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.