Christopher Plummer, the swank honor winning entertainer who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 turned into the most seasoned Academy Award acting champ ever, has kicked the bucket. He was 91.
Plummer passed on Friday morning at his home in Connecticut with his significant other, Elaine Taylor, close by, said Lou Pitt, his long-lasting companion and supervisor.
Over 50 years in the business, Plummer appreciated fluctuated jobs going from the film “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” to the voice of the scalawag in 2009′s “Up” and as a vigilant attorney in Broadway’s “Acquire the Wind.” In 2019 he featured as killed secret author in Rian Johnson’s whodunnit “Blades Out” and in the TV
However, it was inverse Julie Andrews as von Trapp in 1965 that made him a star. He played an Austrian commander who should escape the country with his people singing family to get away from administration in the Nazi naval force, a job he mourned was “humorless and one-dimensional.” Plummer spent the remainder of his life alluding to the film as “The Sound of Mucus” or “S&M.”
“We tried so hard to put humor into it,” he told The Associated Press in 2007. “It was almost impossible. It was just agony to try to make that guy not a cardboard figure.”
A GIF of the captain tearing a Nazi banner turned into a well known image lately, and gave Plummer another does of popularity.
“The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend. I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years,” Andrews said in a statement.
The role catapulted Plummer to stardom, but he never took to leading men parts, despite his silver hair, good looks and ever-so-slight English accent. He preferred character parts, considering them more meaty. His memoir in 2012 was titled “In Spite of Myself.”
Plummer had a noteworthy film renaissance late throughout everyday life, which started with his acclaimed execution as Mike Wallace in Michael Mann’s 1999 film “The Insider,” proceeded in movies, for example, 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind” and 2009′s “The Last Station,” where he played a weakening Tolstoy and was assigned for an Oscar.