Christopher Plummer

1929 - Today

Christopher Plummer

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian actor whose career has spanned seven decades, beginning with his film debut in Stage Struck (1958). He is known for portraying Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965), and has portrayed numerous major historical figures, including Roman emperor Commodus in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in Waterloo (1970), Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009), Kaiser Wilhelm II in The Exception (2016), and J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World (2017). Plummer has received various accolades for his work, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a British Academy Film Award; he is one of the few performers to receive the Triple Crown of Acting, and the only Canadian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Plummer has received more than 9,393,676 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 121st most popular actor.

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  • 82

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  • 5.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Christopher Plummer ranks 120 out of 8,832Before him are Judi Dench, Robert Duvall, Rowan Atkinson, Lee Van Cleef, Gene Hackman, and Ava Gardner. After him are Stan Laurel, Donald Sutherland, Fred Astaire, Monica Bellucci, Bette Davis, and Peter O'Toole.

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Among people born in 1929, Christopher Plummer ranks 18Before him are Imre Kertész, Jacques Brel, Hassan II of Morocco, Jean Baudrillard, Frank Gehry, and Peter Higgs. After him are Michael Ende, Irene Papas, Chet Baker, Oriana Fallaci, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Max von Sydow.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Christopher Plummer ranks 6 out of 840Before him are Leonard Cohen (1934), Leslie Nielsen (1926), Alice Munro (1931), Albert Bandura (1925), and Frank Gehry (1929). After him are Donald Sutherland (1935), Marshall McLuhan (1911), Erving Goffman (1922), Jim Carrey (1962), James Cameron (1954), and Justin Trudeau (1971).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Christopher Plummer ranks 2Before him are Leslie Nielsen (1926). After him are Donald Sutherland (1935), Jim Carrey (1962), Michael J. Fox (1961), William Shatner (1931), Pamela Anderson (1967), Mary Pickford (1892), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Lois Maxwell (1927), Ryan Reynolds (1976), and Glenn Ford (1916).