Whatever Happened To Christopher Plummer, Captain Von Trapp, From ‘The Sound Of Music’?

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UPDATED 02/05/2021

When someone mentions Christopher Plummer, it’s likely you’ll think of him as Captain von Trapp in the 1965 film The Sound of Music. It’s hard not to think of him in that film with how intimidating yet handsome he was, so much that he even enthralled the interests of both Baronness Schraeder and Fraulein Maria. It’s easy to see why!

But Plummer’s acting career started long before that in 1953. He has long portrayed historical public figures in ancient history, including Roman emperor Commodus in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in Waterloo (1970), Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), and many more.

What happened to Christopher Plummer?

Whatever Happened To Christopher Plummer, Captain Von Trapp, From 'The Sound Of Music'?
THE HIGH COMMISSIONER, (aka NOBODY RUNS FOREVER), Christopher Plummer, 1968 / Everett Collection

Despite all these incredible roles and portrayals, Plummer truly could never live down Captain von Trapp. He has often spoken about the famous role and how he was “a bit bored with the character. Although we worked hard enough to make him interesting, it was a bit like flogging a dead horse.” However, he does acknowledge that it was extremely well-made and perfect for families of all ages. 

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Whatever Happened To Christopher Plummer, Captain Von Trapp, From 'The Sound Of Music'?
THE SOUND OF MUSIC, from left: Christopher Plummer, Julie Andrews, 1965. TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved/courtesy Everett Collection

Over the next five decades, Plummer continued to act, and even went on to become the oldest person ever nominated for an Academy Award, and the oldest person to win one. He was 82 when he won for Beginners, and 88 when he was nominated for All the Money in the World.

Whatever Happened To Christopher Plummer, Captain Von Trapp, From 'The Sound Of Music'?
KNIVES OUT, from left: Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Jaeden Martell, 2019. ph: Claire Folger / © Lionsgate / courtesy Everett Collection

One of the last major films that Plummer appeared in that had a lot of talk at the time was 2019’s Knives Out, also starring Jamie Lee Curtis. The film actually earned a few nominations, including Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Plummer was sadly confirmed dead in February 2021 at the age of 91 after over 70 years of stage and screen work. We’ll never forget this absolute legend, and the talent he brought to stage and screen.

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