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People in Film | Christopher Plummer

Posted April 25, 2011 to photo album "People in Film | Christopher Plummer"

From Von Trapp to Don Juan, from Sherlock Holmes to Santa Claus, Christopher Plummer seems to have played nearly everyone in the history of Western Civilization.

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Christopher Plummer | Not Slowing Down

Christopher Plummer | Not Slowing Down

Like Hal in Beginners, Christopher Plummer has recently found a new lease on life. While most actors find themselves slowing down as they age––due to a lack of energy, desire or opportunity––Plummer seems to be doing the opposite. What's more, in the past decade or so––since his acclaimed performance as Mike Wallace in Michael Mann's The Insider––he has arguably been getting even better as a performer. Major directors such as Ron Howard, Terrence Malick and Spike Lee demanded his talents in their films A Beautiful Mind, The New World and Inside Man,and he memorably lent his voice talents to two major animated movies of the past few years: Pixar's Up and Focus Features' own 9. In 2009, Plummer's late career resurgence reached new heights when he was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his portrayal of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station. While speaking to Entertainment Weekly about Beginners, Plummer said, “I've got to keep working. It really keeps you young, and I can't stand the idea of retiring. Actually, there's no such thing in our business, so I don't know what the hell retire means.”