Referring to his manager, the AP informed about it. In 2012, Plummer won an Oscar for his film Beginnings. He then became the oldest actor to ever receive an award from the American Film Academy. Plummer is also known for his role as Captain von Trapp in the musical The Sound of Music from 1965.
Plummer died at his home in the US state of Connecticut. The actor’s manager Lou Pitt said that his wife, the British actress Elaine Taylor, was with him at the time of his death.
Plummer has starred in dozens of films. His greatest fame came from the musical Beyond the Sounds of Music, in which he played the role of the widowed Austrian baron von Trapp alongside Julie Andrews. Plummer himself was not very in love with the film. “It’s awful, sentimental and sticky. We had to work hard to get at least a drop of humor there, “he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2011.
In the 1970s, Plummer played a retired robber in the comedy The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) or Detective Sherlock Holmes in the crime film Murder on a Level (1979).
After the year 2000, for example, he became interested in the film The Last Sunday (2009), where he portrayed the Russian writer Lev Tolstoy in the final period of his life. He was nominated for an Oscar for the first time for this role. However, he did not receive the golden statuette until 2012, when he received it for a supporting role in the film Beginnings.
Plummer also played the title role in the film The Imaginary of Dr. Parnasse (2009), he also starred in the drama Men Who Hate Women (2011), in the musical comedy The Second Sap (2015), in the road movie Three on the Road (2018) and in the crime comedy Na nože (2019).
In 2017, Plummer replaced one of the main roles in Kevin Spacey, who was accused of sexual harassment of men by several people in the completed film All the Money in the World. Film director Ridley Scott rewound all the scenes with Spacey about a month and a half before the film was released.