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    • In 2012, Christopher won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role playing Hal Fields on Beginners.


    • While filming for The Sound of Music was underway, Christopher became very upset at the idea of having his singing voice dubbed. He threatened to walk away from the project altogether if they did this. Ultimately, they let Christopher do his own singing first, and then he would decide for himself if his voice was good enough. In the end, he agreed that it would be better to be dubbed.

    • Christopher has been nominated for two SAG Awards. In 2006, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Our Fathers. In 2002, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for A Beautiful Mind.

    • On June 19, 2007 Christopher was one of 115 people to be admitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which is the group whose members vote on Academy Award nomination ballots.

    • Chris is 6' (1.83 m)

    • In 1999, Christopher won the LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in The Insider (1999).

    • In 2000, Christopher was nominated for the Sierra Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in The Insider (1999).

    • Christopher trained to become a concert pianist before turning his attention to acting.

    • In 1980, Christopher won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his appearance in the film Murder by Decree (1979).

    • In 1982, Christopher was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his appearance in the film The Amateur (1981).

    • In 1993, Christopher was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his appearance in the film Impolite (1992).

    • In 2003, Christopher was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his appearance in Ararat (2002).

    • In 2004, Christopher was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his appearance in the film Blizzard (2003).

    • In 1992, Christopher was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for his appearance in Counterstrike (1991).

    • In 1996, Christopher was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for his appearance in Harrison Bergeron (1995).

    • In 1959, Christopher was nominated for an Emmy for Best Single Performance by an Actor for the Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) episode Little Moon of Alban.

    • In 1966, Christopher was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama for his appearance in Hamlet (1964/III).

    • In 1977, Christopher won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his appearance in Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976).

    • In 1983, Christopher was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for appearing in The Thorn Birds (1983).

    • In 1994, Christopher won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work on the cartoon Madeline (1993).

    • In 2005, Christopher was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
      for his appearance in the film Our Fathers (2005).

    • In 2001, Christopher was nominated for the Video Premiere Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in Full Disclosure (2001).

    • In 2000, Christopher was nominated for a CFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in The Insider (1999).

    • In 1999, Christopher won the BSFC Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in The Insider (1999).

    • In 1998, Christopher was nominated for the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production for: Babes in Toyland (1997).

    • In 1955, Christopher played the role of Warwick in the original Broadway production of Jean Anoulih's Joan of Arc play, The Lark.

    • In 1988, Christopher played Macbeth opposite Glenda Jackson's Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth on Broadway.

    • In 1982, Christopher played Iago to James Earl Jones' Othello in Shakespeare's Othello on Broadway.

    • Christopher was the recipient of the Commonwealth Award in 1998.

    • Christopher was the recipient of the William Shakespeare Award at the Folger Library in Washington DC in 1990.

    • Christopher received an Honourary Doctorate from Ryerson University in Toronto and the University of Toronto in 2002 and 2003 respectively.

    • Christopher was a recipient of Canada's Governor-General Performing Arts Award in 2001.

    • Christopher was a recipient of Canada's Commemorative Medal in 1992.

    • Christopher received his place on Canada's Walk of Fame in 1996.

    • Christopher received the Canadian Maple Leaf Distinguished Arts and Letters Award in 1982.

    • Christopher was inducted into New York City Hall of Fame in 1986.

    • Christopher was a recipient of the Player's Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

    • Christopher was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1968.

    • Christopher was a recipient of the Roundabout Threater's inaugural Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on 22nd April 2002 with his Sound of Music co-star Julie Andrews in attendance.

    • Christopher grew up in the village of Senneville, Québec, Canada.

    • Christopher is the great grandson of former Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Abbott.

  • Quotes

    • Christopher Plummer (why he prefers playing evil characters): The devil is more interesting than God.

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