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Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer

December 13, 1929 (1929-12-13) (age 90)
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Canadian Repertory Theatre
Occupation Actor
Years active 1953–present
Home town Senneville, Quebec, Canada
Spouse(s) Tammy Grimes (m. 1956–1960, divorced)
Patricia Lewis (m. 1962–1967, divorced)
Elaine Taylor (m. 1970–present)
Children Amanda Plummer (b. 1957)
Relatives John Abbott (great-grandfather)
Awards Academy Award, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Drama Desk Award

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian stage, voice, television and movie actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario.

Plummer's first role was in the 1958 movie Stage Struck. He is known for his roles in The Sound of Music, The Night of the Generals, The Return of the Pink Panther, and The Man Who Would be King. Plummer is the oldest actor to win an Academy Award. He won at the age of 82.

He is the father of actress Amanda Plummer.

Early life

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Plummer in 1959

Plummer was born on December 13, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His parents were Isabella Mary (née Abbott) and John Orme Plummer. Plummer's great grandfather is Canadian prime minister John Abbott. He is also the great-great-grandson of John Bethune. Plummer studied at the Canadian Repertory Theatre.


Plummer started acting in 1953. He is probably best known for his role as Captain von Trapp in the 1965 movie The Sound of Music.

Plummer played Mike Wallace in the movie The Insider. He played Charles Muntz in Up. He played 1 in 9. He played Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station. He played Doctor Parnassus in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. He played Henrik Vanger in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He played Hal in Beginners. His role as Hal led his to his Academy Award win.


Plummer has won many awards for his roles. They include an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Drama Desk Award, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award. With his win of an Academy Award for his role as Hal in Beginners, Plummer is the oldest actor to win an Academy Award.

Personal life

Plummer was married to Tammy Grimes from 1956 until they divorced in 1960. They had a daughter, Amanda Plummer. He was married to Patricia Lewis from 1962 until they divorced in 1967. He married Elaine Taylor in 1970.

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