August 24, 2012 |
"First you're young. Then you're old. Then you're wonderful. " - Alice Roosevelt Longworth STRATFORD, Canada - Christopher Plummer is in the wonderful phase of his career - and at 82 he's seizing the opportunity. In February, the six-decade veteran of 100-plus movies and uncounted opening nights on stage, vaulted back to the top of the heap while becoming the oldest actor to win an Oscar, for his compelling turn as an out-of-the-closet-at-life's-end character in the movie "Beginners.
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February 26, 2012 |
"The Artist," produced by Thomas Langmann, won best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. The black-and-white homage to silent cinema, which is also nominated for 10 Oscars, is considered a best picture front-runner heading into Sunday's 84th Academy Awards ceremony. The top prizes for the independent film community, the Spirit Awards trophies are handed out in 14 competitive categories. The afternoon affair is designed to be a more casual answer to the motion picture academy's lavish Oscar gala.
February 16, 2012 |
Two legendary actors - Christopher Plummer and Max von Sydow - are competing for the supporting actor trophy this Oscar season. Despite their pedigree - Plummer has been acting in films for more than 50 years and is best known as Captain von Trapp in 1965's "The Sound of Music," and Von Sydow is closely associated with the seminal Swedish director Ingmar Bergman - neither has won an Academy Award. But that's likely to change. Plummer has already won numerous awards for his turn as a widower who comes out of the closet in"Beginners,"while Von Sydow has earned kudos as an elderly man who doesn't speak in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
February 13, 2012 |
— The breakout silent movie "The Artist" continued its unscripted run of awards glory Sunday when it was named best film and claimed six other trophies at the British film awards, including director and lead actor. Frenchman Michel Hazanavicius, who shot the movie in black and white, added to his growing pile of laurels by beating Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese, who directed "Hugo. " Hazanavicius also won for his original screenplay, a less expected honor for a film of few words.
November 17, 2011 |
Like autumn leaves that blaze brightest before they fall, the performance given by Christopher Plummer in "Beginners" reminds one that life can sometimes save the best for last. In the charming comedy-drama from writer-director Mike Mills, Plummer plays Hal, a widower who waits until his wife of 45 years dies to tell his son, Oliver (Ewan McGregor), that he's gay. And from that point on, he's the happiest person in the story — even after he's diagnosed with terminal cancer. "It's because he's found himself.
June 3, 2011 |
"Beginners," starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, is a buoyant and disarming drama about sons and fathers, death and dying, living and loving and all the ways we find ourselves starting over, hoping to finally get it right. This fresh peach of a film is plucked out of writer-director Mike Mills' past, its story loosely based on a series of events that shook his world a few years ago. Mills' mother had died and within months his 75-year-old father announced that despite their 44-year marriage he was gay and intended to spend his remaining time seizing the day. Cancer shortened those plans, but not the vim and vigor with which he attacked them.