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Started by sympforthedevil on Feb 5, 2021 8:05:06 PM
RIP Christopher Plummer

RIP Mr P. A very good actor.

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sympforthedevil - 05 Feb 2021 20:10:34 (#1 of 32)

I used to really like Christopher Plummer. With my increasing senility, I can't recall offhand now many of the films that made me think "Hey, this guy is good".

One film that did strike me when I saw it on TV ages ago is "The Silent Partner". I was particularly taken with CP as the psycho and very unpleasant but somehow also quite endearingly oddball baddie. This is the kind of role that's quite common nowadays but was more of a novelty reserved for top actors (maybe??) back in the 70s.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078269/?ref_=nm_flmg
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YogiMeerfield - 05 Feb 2021 20:13:56 (#2 of 32)

I think the last Christopher Plummer film I saw was Knives Out. Which is a really fun whodunnit.

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redginger - 05 Feb 2021 20:17:50 (#4 of 32)

Apart from the obvious, the best film I saw him in was "The Man who would be King" in which he played Rudyard Kipling. Was he ever "Sir" I really don,t know?

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moto748 - 05 Feb 2021 20:33:08 (#6 of 32)

You are entitled to your opinions, however wrong they are, Wibble.

solomongursky - 05 Feb 2021 20:36:16 (#7 of 32)

Got his face burned off in The Battle of Britain but you didn't actually see it.

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ReverendBlueJeans - 05 Feb 2021 20:46:35 (#9 of 32)

Didn't recognise him as Scrooge in yon Dan Stevens as Dickens fillum.

moto748 - 05 Feb 2021 20:50:32 (#10 of 32)

About menopausal men?

No, about Knives Out.

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moto748 - 05 Feb 2021 20:55:42 (#13 of 32)

Fine. In your minority opinion. In fact it's a matter of fact that the film was a big hit with both audiences and critics.

solomongursky - 05 Feb 2021 21:01:47 (#14 of 32)

His own voice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obEm1Mqm7C0&fe
ature=emb_title&ab_channel=MarkM.

AdonisBlue - 05 Feb 2021 21:01:57 (#15 of 32)

I had not heard of Christopher Plummer. When they showed clips of him he was completely unfamiliar. Then again I have never watched The Sound of Music.

solomongursky - 05 Feb 2021 21:07:34 (#16 of 32)

Seen Inside Man? The sort of compromised patrician role he could do in his sleep but he's awfully good.

brooklyn - 05 Feb 2021 21:20:15 (#17 of 32)

he was a very good actor. if movies cared about Shakespeare, we'd all know him better.

I actually appreciated his Sound of Music performance. his appearance was just right -- nature did that. but he did his duty in that stupid role -- and even sang. and on that front, he was no Clint Eastwood.

Yersinia - 05 Feb 2021 21:30:52 (#18 of 32)

He was very easy on the eye, in those days.

solomongursky - 05 Feb 2021 21:40:34 (#19 of 32)

Julie Andrews pays tribute to Christopher Plummer:

"The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend. I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years"

dreams99 - 05 Feb 2021 21:56:06 (#20 of 32)

I don't know why you'd go onto a tribute thread to a very famous actor who was in over 200 films, just to say you'd never heard of him. What's the point? Why would anybody care?

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