sâmbătă, 6 februarie 2021

RIP Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer has gone somewhere into The Sound of Music :(. He was 91.

I guess last time I saw him on the big screen was in All The Money In The World (2017), in the part they reshot, as J.P.Getty (instead of Kevin Spacey) and for which he got his ONLY third Oscar nomination, and then on the small screen in Knives Out (2019), but actually the last film I saw him in was THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (1975), where he is Rudyard Kipling, saw that in memory of Sean Connery last fall, as it is one of his best (and favourite Films). 

I remember when Plummer got finally an Oscar, in 2010,  for his supporting part in Beginners, but I wished he got one for a more dignificant film. 

As a kid I loved him as Eddie Chapman, spy and con in WW2 in Triple Cross (1966, in Romanian Theaters as Eddie Chapman, agent secret). Surely he was Captain Von Trapp and he was a trainer in Vis de glorie (aka International Velvet, 1978) and the cheated husband in Hanover Street (1979).  And he seemed to be a lot on the big screen, from Aces High to Somewhere in Time, or in older films re-runs like Waterloo, The Night of the Generals and The Fall of the Roman Empire. Or on TV in the miniseries of Artthur Hailey's The Moneychangers (1976). He was not the lead but a supporting Grand and elegant name. ALways reliable.  I think he was a great Sherlock Holmes in an unknown gem, Murder by Decree (1978) and impeccable in every single part. He maanged to get great work in his Seventies and Eightes in Holyywood, a great acting legacy and a long list of credits in A pictures as well in indies: The Insider, 12 Monkeys,  The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Inside Man, Ararat, Alexander....RIP....

Obit in Variety here

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