5 Defining Roles of Christopher Plummer’s Astonishing Career

Christopher Plummer in 2018. Photo by ACE Pictures/REX/Shutterstock (9449128a)

After seven decades in the movie industry, the Oscar-winning star Christopher Plummer passed away at the age of 91. He left dozens of amazing roles behind him, and these five stand out as some of his very best.

The Sound of Music

Plummer’s voice was mostly dubbed in the singing scenes of The Sound of Music and he was never the biggest fan of the beloved musical, but Captain Von Trapp is still the first character that most people think of when someone mentions his name.

The Insider

Plummer’s filmography is filled with amazing supporting performances0— most recently in All the Money in the World and Knives Out—but his ability to outshine lead actors was most obvious when he played journalist Mike Wallace in Michael Mann’s The Insider.

The Last Station

Plummer played many important historical figures in his day, but what makes his portrayal of the Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy so impressive is the fact it was his very first Oscar-nominated performance.


The criminally underrated dramedy Beginners may not be one of the flashiest movies of Plummer’s career, but it was the one that transformed him into ane Oscar winner in 2012.


One of the things that most people forget about Plummer is that he was also a skilled voice actor. He gave us one of his most memorable voice performances in the role of the notorious Pixar villain Charles Muntz.