Creator / Christopher Plummer
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 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 he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Leo Tolstoy
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 Madeline
He earned Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical in 1974, for the musical Cyrano
, 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 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.