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11/16/2008 5:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The 78-year-old came out of the woodwork recently looking radiant.
Christopher Plummer
Plummer allegedly despised working on "The Sound of Music" and refers to it as "The Sound of Mucus."

Both he and his daughter, actress Amanda Plummer, were nominated for Emmys in 2005. She won, he didn't.


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i'd be proud too    

when i saw the sound of music i thought he was insanely handsome lol and im surprised tmz doesnt mention that he was on an episode of will and grace a couple of years ago

2168 days ago


"The Sound of Mucus." LOL

2168 days ago


is that rosacea?

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sparkys nemesis    

He didn't come out of the woodwork; think he keeps his hand in acting. (not not actor's...acting). Hugely talented but another guy who's fine with himself as is -- no attempt to try and look younger like all women do. Why is it okay for me to grow old with wrinkles, spots and all. But women are held to a higher standard?

2168 days ago


"Gay-Org" von Trapp!
All of a sudden I want to go skiing in Vermont.

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Christopher Plummer has had a very disguished acting career in the theatre, cinema and television for five decades so he has not just "come out of the woodwork". It would be nice to think that the TMZ people have just 1% of this man's talent and charm!

2168 days ago


He still is very handsome!!! Elegance and class personified!

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His criticism of the movie never dampened my love for the work he did in it. He was FABULOUS -- my mother had a crush on him until the day she died! I am proud to carry the torch!

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#5, "Gay-Org" is German for "George", you twit.

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"Gay-Org" is German for George - you're right Courtnay.
And just for you "Baroness Tangina", it's spelled similar to the way George is spelled: GEORG, not "Gay-Org".
(Get it right before you try to make something different out of it).
Plus, Chrisopher Plummer is an incredibly established actor in the Stratford Festival, in Stratford, Ontario. He was Caesar, in Caesar and Cleopatra. THE most phenomenal performance that I have ever seen on stage. Bravo!

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He has a new autobiography out and is on the lecture circuit.

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Here is a list of Plummer's honors.....the list of his work is too damn long for this site.

Honours and awards
Aside from many honors in the United Kingdom, United States, Austria and Canada, Plummer has won two Tony Awards (from seven nominations), two Emmy Awards (six nominations), Great Britain's Evening Standard Award, and Canada's Genie Award.

In 1968 he was invested as Companion of the Order of Canada. In 2001 he received the Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award. He was made an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at New York's Juilliard School and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, McGill University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Ottawa.

In 2002 he was the first performer to be presented with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence. He was also a great friend of Robards. Plummer was inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame in 1986 and into Canada's Walk of Fame in 1997. On June 1, 2006, he was given an honorary Doctorate of Letters by McGill University, and on October 21, 2007, Plummer received an honorary degree from the University of Ottawa.

His other awards inlude:

London Evening Standard Award as Best Actor (1961), for his portrayal of King Henry II in the stage play, Becket
Genie Award (1980), for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in Murder by Decree
Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical (1974), for his lead role in Cyrano
Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (1997), for his lead role in Barrymore
Emmy Award (1976), as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers
Emmy Award (1994), for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work on the Family Channel's Madeline children's series
Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award (1997)
Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre (2002)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (1999) for The Insider
Boston Society of Film Critics Award (1999) for The Insider

2168 days ago


CP is and always be a TRUE actor.. unlike what we have today he is REAL hollywood. loved him in the SOM and have enjoyed him in many others movies. Perhaps Brad or Geoge Clooney should take a few lessons on how to have charm and charisma. And for 78 and STILL working and loving his craft, JUST FOR THE SIMPLE JOY OF IT! It's far better than the " actors" of today who are only concerned about the bottom line! Charming Gentleman!

2168 days ago


Love, love, love him.... He is the real deal.

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a genuine class act.
I have loved him for years.........
so glad he is still around.

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