New York According to media reports, Canadian Oscar winner Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91. Plummer was an “extraordinary man”, he said to his management on Friday following reports from broadcaster ABC and the film portal “Hollywood Reporter” among others. “He has touched all our hearts through his art and humanity and his legendary life will last for all generations to come. He will always be with us. Plummer reportedly died in his home in Connecticut, USA.
Plummer was in the film business for over 50 years. In 1965 he played the role of Baron von Trapp in the musical adaptation “My Songs – My Dreams” and appeared in films such as “12 Monkey” and “Star Trek VI: The Unsolved Land”. In 2012, the then 82-year-old won the first Oscar in his long career – for the best supporting role in the drama “Early”. In it he plays the role of a man who confesses his homosexuality in old age only after the death of his wife. According to the Film Academy, Plummer was the oldest actor to receive an Oscar in this category.
In 2018, he was again nominated for “Best Supporting Actor”. In the kidnapping thriller “All Money in the World”, he played the role of oil billionaire Jean Paul Getty, directed by Ridley Scott. His last productions in front of the camera included the crime comedy “Not Out – Mord is Familiens” (2019) with Daniel Craig, Plomer as the patriarch of the family after his mysterious death.