Reactions to the death at 91 of Oscar winner and Sound of Music star 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. My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife, Elaine, and his daughter, Amanda. Plummer’s Sound of Music co-star Julie Andrews, in a statement.
He was a mighty force both as Man and Actor. He was an actor in the 19th century meaning of the wordhis commitment to his profession. His art was total, theater being a constant and the most important part of the totality of his drive to engage with storytelling. He was fearless, energetic, courageous, knowledgeable, professional and a monument to what an actor can be. A Great Actor in the truest sense. Helen Mirren, who co-starred with Plummer in his Oscar-nominated role of Tolstoy in The Last Station,” in a written statement.
Mr. Plummer was a timeless actor who entertained millions around the world and inspired many to pursue the arts. A true gentleman and a consummate professional, his presence both on and off the stage will be thoroughly missed. On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, his friends, and his many fans. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a statement.
What an unbelievable loss. Few careers have such longevity and impact. One of my favorite memories from Knives Out was playing piano together in the Thrombey house between set ups. He was a lovely man and a legendary talent. Chris Evans, who co-starred with Plummer in 2019’s Knives Out, on Twitter.
“RIP to Christopher Plummer, a living legend who loved his craft, and was an absolute gentleman. So lucky to have shared a set with him.” “Knives Out’ director Rian Johnson, via Twitter.
Chris Plummer knew every acting trick in the book and many that werent even in the book. Taylor Hackford, who directed Plummer in 1995’s Dolores Claiborne, in a statement.
What a legend. What a loss. Thank you, Mr. Plummer. actor Dan Levy on Twitter.
What a guy. What a talent. What a life. And I was fortunate enough to work with him less than 2 years ago and had a wonderful experience. Ridley Scott, who directed Plummer in 2017s All the Money in the World, in a written statement.
‘Blossom of snow, may you bloom and grow, bloom and grow forever.’ RIP Christopher Plummer. You lit up screen and stage over a lifetime of art. Dan Rather on Twitter.
“Pixar remembers Christopher Plummer, who as Charles Muntz in Up, taught us that ‘adventure is out there.’ Rest in peace, good friend.” Pixar, on Twitter.
If I live to be 91 maybe Ill have time to fully appreciate all the great work of Christopher Plummer. actor Dave Foley on Twitter.
Christopher Plummer was, well, the Captain. Although he had a love/not-so-much relationship with his role in The Sound of Music, he gradually came around to realizing that he might as well embrace the movie and his performance in it. Ted Chapin, president of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, in a statement.