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The 10 Greatest Christopher Plummer Performances

From Captain Von Trapp to a menacing Klingon warrior, from blockbusters to indies, Plummer's acting was constant as the northern star.

INSIDE MAN, Christopher Plummer, 2006. ph: David Lee © Universal Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

Christopher Plummer

©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

Christopher Plummer could have played anyone, and he certainly did. Whether it be Sherlock Holmes, author Rudyard Kipling, or acclaimed actor John Barrymore, Plummer inhabited a role and lent it a level of gravitas that was unparalleled. Audiences knew him best as Captain Von Trapp, the taciturn disciplinarian turned romantic leading man in 1965’s “The Sound of Music,” but Plummer, who was said to have disliked the role, was able to take that performance and make it the springboard for a variety of unique characters, over 200 in all. The 10 features here are just a brief encapsulation of an actor who refused to be confined to just one character.

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