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He must be doing something right. Christopher Plummer, nominated for an Oscar for his work in Beginners, can trace his career back to an apprenticeship in 1948.

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Christopher Plummer and Tom Waits in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009).

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Christopher Plummer in The Disappearance (1977).

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Christopher Plummer in Atom Egoyan's Ararat (2002).

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Christopher Plummer and Susannah York in Battle of Britain (1969).

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Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965).

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Christopher Plummer as General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

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Christopher Plummer as Sir Charles Litton in Return of the Pink Panther (1975).

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Christopher Plummer as Harry Reikle, the psychopathic bank robber in The Silent Partner (1978).

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Christopher Plummer as Prospero in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of The Tempest (2010).

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Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor in Beginners (2010).

Focus Features

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Christopher Plummer as John Barrymore in the 1996 Stratford Ontario Festival production of Barrymore by William Luce.

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Christopher Plummer as Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009).

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Christopher Plummer and Nikki M. James in the Stratford production of Caesar and Cleopatra (2008).

Stratford Shakespeare Festival

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Christopher Plummer as Cyrano de Bergerac in a 1962 Stratford production.

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Christopher Plummer as Hamlet, right, in a 1957 Stratford production. The production also featured Frances Hyland as Ophelia.

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Christopher Plummer, foreground, with Daniel Craig in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Baldur Bragason

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Christopher Plummer and Glenda Jackson in Shakespeare's Macbeth. The production played at Toronto's O'Keefe Centre in March, 1988.

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Christopher Plummer as Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999).

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