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Christopher Plummers’ net worth is $20 million dollars. Produced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Christopher Plummer, also called Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, grew up in Montreal and speaks both French and English. He made his Broadway debut in the early 50s, and has continued to appear in Broadway productions to today. He’s won two Tony Awards, one for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Cyrano in “Cyrano de Bergerac” in 1973, and another for Best Actor in a Play because of his performance as John Barrymore in the hit play, “Barrymore” in 1997.

Christopher Plummer Net Worth $20 Million Dollars

Christopher Plummer is perhaps most widely recognized for his performance as Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp in the movie version of “The Sound of Music”. He was recently nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “The Beginners”.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 13, 1929
Birth place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height:1.79 m
Profession:Theatre, film and television actor
Education:McGill University
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:Tammy Grimes (1956-1960), Patricia Lewis (1962-1967), Elaine Taylor (m. 1968-)
Children:Amanda Plummer
Parents:Isabella Mary Abbott, John Orme Plummer
Awards:Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Independent Spirit Award, Tony Award, Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award
Nominations:Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Single Performance, Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama
Movies:“The Starcross Story” (1953), “Stage Struck” (1958), “The Sound of Music” (1965), “Lock Up Your Daughters”, “The Scarlet and the Black” (1983), “The Sound of Music” (1965), “Beginners” (2012), “The Exception” (2016), “Boundaries” (2017)
TV shows:“Cyrano de Bergerac” (1974), “The Man Who Would Be King” (1975), “Murder by Decree” (1979), “Othello” (1982), “Macbeth” (1988)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was awarded the 1999 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Lead Actor in a Play for "Barrymore" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2He was awarded the 1998 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Performance for "Barrymore" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3Speaks English and French fluently, from his bilingual upbringing in Senneville, Quebec.
4Has English, Scottish, Northern Irish, and distant French-Canadian and Swiss-French, ancestry.
5His great-uncle (paternal grandmother's brother) was F.B. Fetherstonhaugh (Frederick Barnard Fetherstonhaugh), a patent lawyer and agent who founded the patent agency Fetherstonhaugh and Company.
6Although he played Alec Guinness's son in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), he was only fifteen years his junior in real life.
7Is a cousin of actor Nigel Bruce. Bruce was best known for playing Dr. John Watson, and Plummer went on to play Sherlock Holmes.
8Christopher Plummer's mother Isabella was a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University after her divorce from John Orme Plummer who sold stocks in Toronto and never lived in Montreal. In his memoir "In Spite of Myself" (2008), he writes that his mother was doubly disgraced for an upper-class woman in the 1930s, being both divorced and having to go out of work. This explains why he was born in Toronto, and grew up in Montreal. He and his father did not meet until Christopher was age 17.
9Is one of 11 actors to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Geoffrey Rush for Shine (1996), Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004), Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (2005), Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (2006), Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men (2007), Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012), Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008), Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009), Colin Firth for The King's Speech (2010) and J.K. Simmons for Whiplash (2014).
10He has two roles in common with Peter Cushing: (1) Cushing played Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Sherlock Holmes (1964) and Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984) while Plummer played him in Silver Blaze (1977) and Murder by Decree (1979) and (2) Cushing played Professor Van Helsing in Horror of Dracula (1958), The Brides of Dracula (1960), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) while Plummer played him in Dracula 2000 (2000).
11Has appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: The Sound of Music (1965) and A Beautiful Mind (2001).
12Has appeared with Susannah York in four films: Battle of Britain (1969), Lock Up Your Daughters! (1969), Conduct Unbecoming (1975) and The Silent Partner (1978).
13Has appeared with Donald Sutherland in four films: Oedipus the King (1968), The Disappearance (1977), Murder by Decree (1979) and Ordeal by Innocence (1984).
14Longtime resident of Fairfield County's Weston, Connecticut. [May 2007]
15Cites Jean Renoir's La Grande Illusion (1937) as the film that has moved him to tears more often than any other during his lifetime.
16In 2012, he became the 21st performer to have received the Triple Crown of Acting: the 1974 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical ("Cyrano") and the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play ("Barrymore"), the 1977 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series (Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976)) and the 1994 Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (Madeline (1989)), and the 2012 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Beginners (2010)).
17Is one of 9 actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Thomas Mitchell, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Scofield, Jack Albertson, Jason Robards, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino and Geoffrey Rush.
18Both he and his daughter, Amanda Plummer, have played in Jean Anouilh's "The Lark", he appeared on Broadway in 1955 and she appeared in Stratford in 2005.
19Is one of four consecutive Oscar winners in the Best Supporting Actor category whose name begins with Chris, the other actors being Christian Bale and Christoph Waltz (who won twice).
20At age 82, he is the oldest person to receive an Academy Award.
21Has played the title role in Hamlet at Elsinore (1964), appearing with Michael Caine, who played Hamlet's closest friend Horatio. Caine later said that he had never truly understood Hamlet until he saw Plummer playing the role.
22Received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 1998 (charter member).
23Is the only actor from The Sound of Music (1965) to meet the real Maria Von Trapp in Vermont as a child.
24Has played Christian in a television production of "Cyrano de Bergerac", opposite José Ferrer, and later played Cyrano himself. In the former role, he performed the translation by Brian Hooker. In the latter, he performed the translation by Anthony Burgess, which he personally selected Burgess to write.
25He and daughter Amanda Plummer have both appeared in adaptation of Stephen King novels. Amanda appeared in Needful Things (1993), while Christopher appeared in Dolores Claiborne (1995).
26Has worked with two Spider-Mans. First he worked with Nicholas Hammond in The Sound of Music (1965), and later with Andrew Garfield in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009).
27Has worked with both Obi-Wan Kenobis on film. Alec Guinness played his father in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), while Plummer later played father to Ewan McGregor in Beginners (2010).
28Turned down the role of Gandalf in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and admits to regretting that decision.
29Is one of 115 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2007.
30Is only 13 years older than Charmian Carr who played his daughter in The Sound of Music (1965).
31Was actually born on December 13, 1929, although most publications usually state his birthday as December 13, 1927.
32Trained to become a concert pianist before turning his attention to acting.
33He and his daughter Amanda Plummer both received Emmy Award nominations in 2005. She won, he did not.
34Has won two Tony Awards: in 1974, as Best Actor (Musical), playing the title role in "Cyrano", and in 1997, as Best Actor (Play), playing the title role of John Barrymore in "Barrymore". He has also been nominated for the Tony four other times: as Best Actor (Dramatic), in 1959 for "J.B.", and as Best Actor (Play), in 1982 for Shakespeare's "Othello", in 1994 for "No Man's Land", and in 2004 for Shakespeare's "King Lear".
35Schoolmates with jazz piano master Oscar Peterson.
36Received an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) from the University of Western Ontario on June 8, 2004.
37His first paying role was in "Machina Infernale" (The Infernal Machine) by Jean Cocteau, in which he worked with another young Montreal actor, William Shatner. The two were reunited years later when they both appeared in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).
38On April 22, 2002, he was awarded the first Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre by the Roundabout Theatre. His The Sound of Music (1965) co-star Julie Andrews was among those in attendance.
39Is the great-grandson of former Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Abbott.
40Grew up in the village of Senneville, Québec, Canada.
41He was awarded the CC (Companion of the Order of Canada) in the 1968 Queen's Honours List for his services to drama.
42He was awarded the Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award by The Players in 1997.
43Became a father for the first time at age 27 when his first [now ex] wife Tammy Grimes gave birth to their daughter Amanda Michael Plummer, aka Amanda Plummer, on March 23, 1957.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Starcrash (1978)$30,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Rich smooth voice


Quotes

#Quote
1[on turning down the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy] I don't know why I turned it down. I think it had to do with spending four years in New Zealand. There's other countries I want to visit before I croak. But Ian McKellen got the role and he was fantastic in it. He played the role really warm and kind and I hate the son-of-a-bitch!
2[observation, 2014] I'm thrilled to be around still, and I don't want to blow my horn, but I've done so many more parts than Barrymore ever got a chance to do. That Barrymore wasn't able - or willing to show his true range is one of the great missed opportunities of the theatrical stage. A terrible waste.
3I was much a part of live television in the '50s. There was something terribly honest about live television and terribly dangerous and terribly risky. You were bound to learn your lines without bumping into each other, which we did a lot of.
4The writing was superior [in the '50s]. But then we had all the best writers, Horton Foote and others, writing for this brash new medium. It was as exciting as hell. It was an adventure. Television has become a little glossy. A little too comfortable.
5[on Mike Wallace and his impact on public affairs programming] He had a lot to do with making it dangerous. He understood media. He understood how you could break down a person in front of a camera. It's a cruel medium. You have to deal with it skillfully. He was not a horrid man. I met him. He was very likable and very bright. But he knew it was a cruel medium and that it was an instant medium. It's now; it's in the moment. You can't rehearse it; you can't be glib. That's really what television is about. It's about what's happening in the streets, all the awful wars, all the awful things that are happening.
6Television is certainly more skilfully handled [now] than it was then. There are certain things, like Sherlock (2010), which is enchanting and perfectly right for a younger audience. And the truly wonderful thing about it is that it is not disloyal to the original. There's a Conan Doyle feeling about it - something that Doyle would have written for this age. Benedict [Cumberbatch] is a superb actor. I love his beats. Those are rare things that happen marvelously in this medium.
7I think many of today's politicians take a typical CEO mentality when it comes to the arts. It's anathema to them. It's the last thing they think of when it comes to funding; it's way down at the bottom of the list. That is unconscionable. It's so stupid and narrow-minded. They don't realize. It's all about political manoeuvring.
8[on cell-phones ringing during a live performance] The only thing to do is to say something like "I'll get it." The audience gives you applause because they hate it too.
9[to his Oscar statuette at the 2012 Academy Awards] You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life?
10[a portion of his Oscar acceptance speech for Beginners (2010)] I would happily share this award with [Ewan McGregor] if I had any decency but I don't.
11The theatre is not for sissies. It separates the men from the boys.
12As T.S. Eliot measures his life with coffee spoons, so I measure mine by the plays I've been in. I'm too vague to measure any other way.
13Ewan (McGregor) doesn't act, he inhabits a role. And, of course, he makes you not act and inhabit the role, like it's a competition. I owe that to him.
14[on the ability to convey a sense of pathos] Very few people have it naturally - Chaplin, Brando. It's a gift. But you can learn how to fake it.
15[on receiving a Screen Actors Guild award for Beginners (2010)] I just can't tell you what fun I've had being a member of the world's second oldest profession. When they honor you, it's like being lit by the holy grail.
16[2011, a revised opinion on The Sound of Music (1965)] People were unnaturally sentimental about the film. So I always gave it a tough time. But a few years ago, I went to an Easter party and had to watch the damn thing with these kids. I was a prisoner! And then I thought, it's got everything - the lovely songs, the Nazis and the nuns and the kids. It's timeless and I'm grateful for it.
17Too many people in the world are unhappy with their lot. And then they retire and they become vegetables. I think retirement in any profession is death, so I'm determined to keep crackin'.
18[on the enduring appeal of The Sound of Music (1965)] Yeah, it drives me nuts. It has nothing to do with the movie, it's just a relentless pursuing of this film that goes on and on and I've gone on and on, far above and beyond it and then to be reminded of it, God almighty what is the matter with people?
19[on being asked whether he had made his peace with his most famous film The Sound of Music (1965)] Oh, God no.
20[on working with Michael Langham] When I did "Henry V", he changed my life. Really owe my career to Michael.
21[on working with Michael Langham] Hamlet can sound self-pitying. He's always whining, something being rotten in Denmark and the world so awful. To get over that, Michael suggested that because Hamlet himself had a large intellect, that he turned those complaining moments into a kind of wonderment and would analyze everything as a fresh discovery. It was a superb way of getting rid of the danger of self-pity, and an astounding piece of direction because it was valuable throughout the play.
22[on Franchot Tone, who starred onstage with him in "The Petrified Forest"] His sense of humor, as one might guess, was seemingly self-deprecating, drawn always from this inexplicable inner torment. These vulnerable qualities were to make his Chekovian performances ("Uncle Vanya" and "A Moon for the Misbegotten"), both of whom I later saw, so memorable - a rare combination of lightness and poignancy... I saw in him someone I could perhaps one day aspire to; not the hidden sad, pained man that was part of Franchot but the part he couldn't conceal, no matter how hard he tried, the part that was refined, noble and infinitely kind.
23[on working with Dame Julie Andrews] Working with her is like being hit over the head with a Valentine's card.
24I'm bored with questions about acting.
25Unless you can surround yourself with as many beautiful things as you can afford, I don't think life has very much meaning.
26[why he prefers playing evil characters] The devil is more interesting than God.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)The Tempest (2010)
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleBeginners (2010)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureBeginners (2010)
2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012ACTRA Toronto AwardACTRA AwardsOutstanding Performance - MaleBarrymore (2011)
2012EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleBeginners (2010)
2012IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012Modern Master AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalBeginners (2010)
2012Special Jury Prize for Artistic MeritSanta Barbara International Film FestivalBarrymore (2011)· Erik Canuel
· William Luce
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleBeginners (2010)
2012TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleBeginners (2010)
2011DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceBeginners (2010)· Ewan McGregor
· Mélanie Laurent
· Goran Visnjic
· Kai Lennox
· Mary Page Keller
· Keegan Boos
2011Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsSupporting Actor of the YearBeginners (2010)
2011IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting PerformanceBeginners (2010)
2011KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011Master of Cinema AwardSarasota Film Festival
2011SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2007Best Ensemble CastMethod FestMan in the Chair (2007)· Michael Angarano
· M. Emmet Walsh
· Robert Wagner
· Mimi Kennedy
· Mitch Pileggi
· Tracey Walter
· Taber Schroeder
· Jody Ashworth
· Ed Marques
· Carlene Moore
· Pete Antico
· George Murdock
· Margaret Blye
· Francesca P. Roberts
· James O'Connell
· Ellen Geer
· Allan Rich
· Julia Vera
· Peter Dennis
· Abby Singer
· Steven Christopher Parker
2007Lifetime Achievement AwardMethod Fest
2007Best ActorPalm Beach International Film FestivalMan in the Chair (2007)
2002NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleNicholas Nickleby (2002)· Jamie Bell
· Jim Broadbent
· Tom Courtenay
· Alan Cumming
· Edward Fox
· Romola Garai
· Anne Hathaway
· Barry Humphries
· Charlie Hunnam
· Nathan Lane
· Timothy Spall
· Juliet Stevenson
2002Career Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USA
2000NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorThe Insider (1999)
1999BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Insider (1999)
1999LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Insider (1999)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceMadeline (1989)
1980GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleMurder by Decree (1979)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited SeriesArthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CAPerformance by an Actor in a Leading RoleRemember (2015)
2016VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Actor in a Canadian FilmRemember (2015)
2014WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Screen CoupleElsa & Fred (2014)· Shirley MacLaine
2012Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Film Performance of the YearBeginners (2010)
2012ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2012ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsSupporting Actor of the YearBeginners (2010)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceMoguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010)
2011CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearBeginners (2010)
2011HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleBeginners (2010)
2011SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleBeginners (2010)
2011WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2010OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Last Station (2009)
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe Last Station (2009)
2010Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryThe Last Station (2009)· Helen Mirren
2010Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Last Station (2009)
2010GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Summit (2008)
2010Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleThe Last Station (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Last Station (2009)
2009GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Performing Arts Program or SeriesCaesar and Cleopatra (2009)
2009GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleEmotional Arithmetic (2007)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesOur Fathers (2005)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieOur Fathers (2005)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesOur Fathers (2005)
2004GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleBlizzard (2003)
2003GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleArarat (2002)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureA Beautiful Mind (2001)· Paul Bettany
· Jennifer Connelly
· Russell Crowe
· Adam Goldberg
· Ed Harris
· Judd Hirsch
· Josh Lucas
· Austin Pendleton
· Anthony Rapp
· Jason Gray-Stanford
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAmerican Tragedy (2000)
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleA Beautiful Mind (2001)· Paul Bettany
· Jennifer Connelly
· Russell Crowe
· Adam Goldberg
· Ed Harris
· Judd Hirsch
· Josh Lucas
· Austin Pendleton
· Anthony Rapp
· Jason Gray-Stanford
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Supporting ActorFull Disclosure (2001)
2000CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Insider (1999)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Insider (1999)
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe Insider (1999)
2000OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Insider (1999)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaThe Insider (1999)
1998AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature ProductionBabes in Toyland (1997)
1996GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesHarrison Bergeron (1995)
1993GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleImpolite (1992)
1992GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic RoleCounterstrike (1990)
1986GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenFor the Album "E.T.A. Hoffmann / Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker"
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Thorn Birds (1983)
1982GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Amateur (1981)
1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a DramaHamlet at Elsinore (1964)
1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Single Performance by an ActorLittle Moon of Alban (1958)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
2011VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActorBeginners (2010)
1999SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Insider (1999)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Insider (1999)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skeletons1997TV MovieReverend Carlyle
The Arrow1997TV MovieGeorge Hees
We the Jury1996TV MovieWilfred Fransiscus
Twelve Monkeys1995Dr. Goines
The Conspiracy of Fear1995VideoWakeman
Harrison Bergeron1995TV MovieJohn Klaxon
The New Adventures of Madeline1995TV SeriesNarrator (1995) (voice)
Dolores Claiborne1995Det. John Mackey
Crackerjack1994Ivan Getz
Wolf1994Raymond Alden
Madeline1993-1994TV SeriesNarrator
A Stranger in the Mirror1993TV MovieClifton Lawrence
Counterstrike1990-1993TV SeriesAlexander Addington
Malcolm X1992Chaplain Gill
Impolite1992Naples O'Rorke (uncredited)
Secrets1992TV MovieMel Wexler
The First Circle1992TV MovieVictor Abakumov
Liar's Edge1992Harry Weldon
Berlin Lady1991TV Mini-SeriesWilhem Speer
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991Chang
Madeline in London1991TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Madeline and the Gypsies1991TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Rock-A-Doodle1991Grand Duke (voice)
A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz1991TV MovieAlfred Stieglitz
Money1991Martin Yahl
Madeline and the Bad Hat1991TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Young Catherine1991TV MovieSir Charles
Firehead1991Col. Garland Vaughn
Madeline's Rescue1990TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Madeline's Christmas1990TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Red Blooded American Girl1990Dr. John Alcore
A Ghost in Monte Carlo1990TV MovieThe Grand Duke Ivan
Where the Heart Is1990Shitty
The Little Crooked Christmas Tree1990TV ShortNarrator (voice)
Kingsgate1989
Nabokov on Kafka1989TV ShortVladimir Nabokov
Mindfield1989Doctor Satorius
Madeline1989TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Souvenir1989Ernst Kestner
Shadow Dancing1988Edmund Beaumont
Vampire in Venice1988Professor Paris Catalano
Gandahar1988Metamorphis (English version, voice)
The Gnomes' Great Adventure1987Narrator
A Hazard of Hearts1987TV MovieSir Giles Staverley
The Cosby Show1987TV SeriesJonathan Lawrence
Dragnet1987Whirley
The Man Who Planted Trees1987ShortNarrator (English version, voice)
I Love N.Y.1987John Robertson Yeats
The Nightingale1987TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Spearfield's Daughter1986TV Mini-SeriesLord Jack Cruze
An American Tail1986Henri (voice)
The Boss' Wife1986Mr. Roalvang
The Boy in Blue1986Knox
Crossings1986TV Mini-SeriesArmand DeVilliers
The Tin Soldier1986TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Rumpelstiltskin1985TV MovieNarrator (voice)
David the Gnome1985TV SeriesNarrator (1987) (English version, voice)
The Velveteen Rabbit1985TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Lily in Love1984Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova
Dreamscape1984Bob Blair
Ordeal by Innocence1984Leo Argyle
Prototype1983TV MovieDr. Carl Forrester
Parade of Stars1983TV MovieCyrano de Bergerac
The Thorn Birds1983TV Mini-SeriesArchbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
The Scarlet and the Black1983TV MovieCol. Herbert Kappler
Little Gloria... Happy at Last1982TV MovieReggie Vanderbilt
Highpoint1982James Hatcher
The Amateur1981Professor Lakos
Dial M for Murder1981TV MovieTony Wendice
Eyewitness1981Joseph
When the Circus Came to Town1981TV MovieDuke Royal
Desperate Voyage1980TV MovieBurrifous
Somewhere in Time1980William Fawcett Robinson
The Shadow Box1980TV MovieBrian
Hanover Street1979Paul Sellinger
Riel1979TV MoviePrime Minister John A. Macdonald
Murder by Decree1979Sherlock Holmes
Starcrash1978The Emperor
The Silent Partner1978Harry Reikle
International Velvet1978John Seaton
Silver Blaze1977TV ShortSherlock Holmes
The Sunday Drama1977TV SeriesSherlock Holmes
The Disappearance1977Deverell
The Assignment1977Kaptain Behounek
Jesus of Nazareth1977TV Mini-SeriesHerod Antipas
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers1976TV Mini-SeriesRoscoe Heyward
Aces High1976Sinclair
The Man Who Would Be King1975Rudyard Kipling
Atentat u Sarajevu1975Archduke Ferdinand
Conduct Unbecoming1975Maj. Alastair Wimbourne
The Return of the Pink Panther1975Sir Charles Litton
The Spiral Staircase1975Dr. Joe Sherman
After the Fall1974TV MovieQuentin
The Happy Prince1974ShortThe Happy Prince (voice)
Witness to Yesterday1974TV SeriesArthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
The Pyx1973Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson
BBC Play of the Month1971TV SeriesDon Juan
Waterloo1970/IArthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
The Royal Hunt of the Sun1969Atahuallpa
Battle of Britain1969Squadron Leader Colin Harvey
Lock Up Your Daughters!1969Lord Foppington
The Secret of Michelangelo1968TV MovieNarrator
Nobody Runs Forever1968Sir James Quentin
Oedipus the King1968Oedipus
The Night of the Generals1967Field Marshal Rommel
Triple Cross1966Eddie Chapman
Inside Daisy Clover1965Raymond Swan
The Sound of Music1965Captain Von Trapp
Hamlet at Elsinore1964TV MovieHamlet
The Fall of the Roman Empire1964Commodus
Cyrano De Bergerac1962TV MovieCyrano de Bergerac
Playdate1961TV SeriesHost (1961-1962)
Time Remembered1961/ITV MoviePrince Albert
The DuPont Show of the Month1957-1961TV SeriesRudolf Rassendyll King Rudolf Sir Miles Hendon
Sunday Showcase1960TV SeriesOliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Captain Brassbound's Conversion1960TV MovieCaptain Brassbound
The Philadelphia Story1959TV MovieMike Connor
A Doll's House1959TV MovieTorvald Helmer
Johnny Belinda1958TV MovieDr. Jack Pelletier
Wind Across the Everglades1958Walt Murdock
Stage Struck1958Joe Sheridan
Omnibus1957-1958TV SeriesThomas Mendip Oedipus
Little Moon of Alban1958TV MovieKenneth Boyd
Eye on New York1956TV SeriesLewis Rohnen
The Alcoa Hour1956TV SeriesBruce Quealy
Appointment with Adventure1956TV Series
General Electric Theater1956TV SeriesWalter Shelley
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesChristian de Neuvillette
Kraft Theatre1955TV SeriesRobert Carr
Ponds Theater1954TV Series
The Web1954TV Series
Broadway Television Theatre1953TV SeriesMichael O'Leary
Suspense1953TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1953TV Series
Encounter1953TV Series
Boundaries2017post-productionJack
Cliffs of FreedomfilmingThanasi
Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom2016Dr. West (voice)
The Exception2016Kaiser Wilhelm II
Remember2015/IZev Guttman
Pixies2015Pixie King (voice)
Danny Collins2015Frank Grubman
The Forger2014Joseph Cutter
Hector and the Search for Happiness2014Professor Coreman
Elsa & Fred2014Fred
Great Performances2014TV SeriesJohn Barrymore
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight2013John Harlan
The Legend of Sarila2013Croolik (English version, voice)
Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush - A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot2012Video GameCharles F. Muntz (English version, voice)
Kali, le petit vampire2012Short English version, voice
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo2011Henrik Vanger
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011Video GameArngeir (voice)
Barrymore2011John Barrymore
Priest2011Monsignor Orelas
The Tempest2010/IVProspero
Beginners2010Hal
The Last Station2009Tolstoy
92009/I#1 (voice)
Up2009Video GameCharles Muntz (voice)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus2009Doctor Parnassus
Up2009Charles Muntz (voice)
My Dog Tulip2009J.R. Ackerley (voice)
Caesar and Cleopatra2009Caesar
The Summit2008TV Mini-SeriesP.J. Aimes
Already Dead2007Dr. Heller
Emotional Arithmetic2007David Winters
Closing the Ring2007Jack
Man in the Chair2007Flash Madden
The Lake House2006Simon Wyler
American Experience2006TV Series documentaryNarrator / James Tyrone
Inside Man2006Arthur Case
The New World2005Captain Newport
Heidi2005/IIGrandfather (voice)
Syriana2005Dean Whiting
Four Minutes2005TV MovieArchie Mason
Must Love Dogs2005Bill
Our Fathers2005TV MovieCardinal Bernard Law
Alexander2004Aristotle
National Treasure2004John Adams Gates
Cold Creek Manor2003Mr. Massie
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John2003Narrator (voice)
Blizzard2003Santa Claus
Odd Job Jack2003TV SeriesMagnus the Maker
Nicholas Nickleby2002Ralph Nickleby
Agent of Influence2002TV MovieJohn Watkins
Ararat2002David
Night Flight2002TV Movie'Flash' Harry Peters
A Beautiful Mind2001Dr. Rosen
Lucky Break2001Graham Mortimer
Full Disclosure2001VideoRobert Lecker
On Golden Pond2001TV MovieNorman Thayer
Leo's Journey2001TV MovieNarrator
Star Trek: Klingon Academy2000Video GameGeneral Chang
Dracula 20002000Abraham Van Helsing
American Tragedy2000TV MovieF. Lee Bailey
Possessed2000TV MovieArchbishop Hume
The Dinosaur Hunter2000TV MovieHump Hinton
Nuremberg2000TV Mini-SeriesSir David Maxwell-Fyfe
The Insider1999Mike Wallace
Madeline: Lost in Paris1999Narrator (voice)
Hidden Agenda1999Ulrich Steiner
The Clown at Midnight1999Mr. Caruthers
The First Christmas1998Narrator (voice)
Winchell1998TV MovieFranklin D. Roosevelt
Blackheart1998Holmes
Babes in Toyland1997Barnaby Crookedman (voice)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Remember2015/Iperformer: "Piano Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 25: II. Andante", "Isolde's Liebestod From Tristan and Isolde"
Lucky Break2001performer: "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame" 1949
Babes in Toyland1997performer: "A Crooked Man"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy1997Video short performer: "A Crooked Man"
Rock-A-Doodle1991performer: "We Hate the Sun", "Tweedle Te Dee", "The Owls' Picnic"
An American Tail1986performer: "Never Say Never"
The Sound of Music1965performer: "The Sound of Music" 1959, "Edelweiss" 1959, "So Long, Farewell" 1959, "Something Good" 1965 - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barrymore2011executive producer
The Tempest2010/IVexecutive producer
Caesar and Cleopatra2009executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock-A-Doodle1991featured vocalist - uncredited
An American Tail1986featured vocalist - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Still Kicking2013TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Captains2011Documentary very special thanks
Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia de Havilland2004Video documentary short special thanks
The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon1994Video documentary sincere appreciation

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood RenegadeDocumentary announcedHimself
The River of My Dreams2016DocumentaryHimself
2016 Canadian Screen Awards2016TV SpecialHimself
A Roundabout Road to Broadway2016TV MovieHimself
Behind the Scenes of Danny Collins2015Video shortHimself
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Untold Story of the Sound of Music2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shakespeare Uncovered2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Titans of the Ice Age2013DocumentaryNarrator
Still Kicking2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Play
The 2012 Annual Actors Fund Gala Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Hard Copy2012Video shortHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet2012TV SpecialHimself
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
The Bloody Frontier: Creating the World of Priest2011Video shortHimself
The Captains2011DocumentaryHimself
The Hour2008-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Des McAnuff: A Life in Stages2010DocumentaryHimself
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Making a Scene2010TV MovieHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Man in the Chair - Exclusive2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hamlet (Solo)2007DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Play & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Nuremberg - Les nazis face2006DocumentaryNarrator
Life and Times2002-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Making 'The New World'2006Video documentaryHimself
The Ultimate Heist: Making 'Inside Man'2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
My Favorite Things: Julie Andrews Remembers2005Video documentaryHimself
Miracle Planet2005TV Series documentaryNarrator
Supporting Players: Cameo Portraits of an Unforgettable Ensemble2004Video documentary shortNarrator
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Nature2003TV Series documentaryNarrator
Madness of King Richard2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ted Allan: Minstrel Boy of the Twentieth Century2002DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Directors2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The 10th Annual Ella Award Presented a Salute to Julie Andrews2001TV MovieHimself - Speaker
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Back to 'Somewhere in Time'2000Video documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1999TV SpecialHimself
Celebrate the Century1999TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert Wise1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Lost Over Burma: Search for Closure1997DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The 51st Annual Tony Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys1996Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon1994Video documentaryHimself
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic1993Video documentaryNarrator
The First Emperor of China1990Documentary shortNarrator / Himself (voice)
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind1988TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
National Geographic Specials1986TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
J.W. Morrice1985Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
Movie Blockbusters: The 15 Greatest Hits of All Time1983TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Play
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
Being Different1981DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Arthur Miller on Home Ground1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances: Dance in America1979TV SeriesHimself - Host
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Meeting the Challenge: International Velvet1978Documentary shortHimself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Special Award to Arena Stage
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Impromptu Balear1971Documentary shortHimself
NBC Experiment in Television1970TV SeriesHimself
The Battle for The Battle of Britain1969TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Salzburg Sight and Sound1965Documentary shortHimself
Telescope1964TV Series documentaryHimself
30 Minutes, Mister Plummer1963Short documentaryHimself
A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts1963TV MovieHimself
Trans-Canada Journey1962Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
Playdate1961-1962TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 14th Annual Tony Awards1960TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Ed Sullivan Show1955TV SeriesHimself / Mark Anthony

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself / Baron Von Trappe
Shakespeare Uncovered2012TV Mini-Series documentaryProspero
Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II2012TV Movie documentaryCaptain von Trapp
That Fellow in the Coat2010TV SeriesTulip's Owner
20 to 12006-2010TV Series documentaryCaptain Von Trapp
Nostalgia Critic2009TV SeriesGrand Duke / Captain Von Trapp
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryDean Whiting (uncredited)
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryCommodus, 'The Fall of the Roman Empire' (uncredited)
Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold1994TV Movie documentaryHamlet (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975-1987TV SeriesRev. Jonathan Whirley from film DRAGNET / Rudyard Kipling from film THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

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