Christopher Plummer, ‘Sound of Music’ star, oldest actor to win an Oscar, dies at 91, his manager said in a statement.
“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words,” his longtime friend and manager Lou Pitt said in his statement to CNN. “He was a National Treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come.”
In addition to co-starring as Captain Von Trapp in the 1965 musical opposite Julie Andrews, Plummer won a supporting actor Academy Award for his role in the 2010 film “Beginners,” and was nominated again as recently as 2018 for “All the Money in the World,” in which he replaced Kevin Spacey as billionaire J. Paul Getty, after the younger actor was engulfed by scandal.
Plummer stayed remarkably busy well into his 80s, co-starred in the hit murder-mystery “Knives Out.” Other memorable roles included portraying newsman Mike Wallace in “The Insider,” “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” and providing the voice of the villain in the Pixar animated movie “Up.”
Plummer also played Rudyard Kipling in the Michael Caine-Sean Connery classic “The Man Who Would Be King” and Sherlock Holmes — on the trail of Jack the Ripper — in the 1979 movie “Murder by Decree.”
Rest in peace Legend.