Christopher Plummer death: Tributes pour in for The Sound of Music actor: ‘We all tried to live up to Christopher Plummer’s ideal’

‘An absolute hero of mine. Christopher Plummer. Canadian legend of film and theatre. He will be greatly missed’

Rachel Brodsky
Los Angeles
Friday 05 February 2021 19:48
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Tributes have poured in honouring Christopher Plummer, the prolific actor whose death has been confirmed by family members.

Many of the tributes mentioned the Hollywood legend's most well-known movie roles, such as The Sound of Music, Knives Out, Beginners, and The Silent Partner.

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"An absolute hero of mine. Christopher Plummer. Canadian legend of film and theatre. He will be greatly missed," wrote actor Elias Toufexis.

“RIP. So many tremendous performances from The Sound of Music to Beginners,” producer Phillip Iscove wrote on Twitter.

“Another great one leaves us, and we are slightly more impoverished than we were yesterday. RIP Christopher Plummer,” wrote podcast host Will Menaker.

“Oh oh oh, the sadness here. Plummer in BEGINNERS is one of the most poignant performances I've ever seen,” said writer Anne Helen Petersen.

“RIP to Christopher Plummer, a great journeyman who also rocked some of the best Aging Hollywood Male Star Grows Shaggy Hair And Sideburns To Adapt To The '70s, from Return of the Pink Panther,” wrote film journalist Matt Prigge.

“We all tried to live up to Christopher Plummer's ideal. RIP,” said Paste film editor Jacob Oller.

"So many memorable Christopher Plummer performances over so many decades. The first that comes to mind for me is his absolutely terrifying, wildly odd & unsettling turn in THE SILENT PARTNER. Every moment he's on the screen makes me squirm. I couldn't love it more. Rest in peace," wrote showrunner Tony Host.

“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words," Lou Pitt, Plummer’s longtime manager said. 

"He was a National Treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us.”

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