Quote: "There were so many nuns and it made you feel like you wanted to do something awful bad in front of them. It felt like you were in school every day and the kids had to go off to school while you're acting, and you have to wait for them... When I saw a Nazi, I was almost relieved." Christopher Plummer grew tired of working with kids and nuns on the set of The Sound of Music.
Quote: "I couldn't be there for personal reasons, and secondly I didn't want to (go). It was really a tribute to Julie. It's her movie. It's a terrible phrase we have in England but if I had appeared there I would have looked like a spare p**ck at a wedding... I thought Lady Gaga sang absolutely wonderfully... (and) Julie looked terrific. I was thrilled. It was a tribute to her and so it should be." Christopher Plummer on why he sat out Sunday's (22Feb15) Academy Awards, during which his The Sound of Music co-star Julie Andrews was honoured with a Lady Gaga song tribute.
Quote: "It's awfully difficult. You have to make changes in your thank you speeches because it's the same crowd out there and you don't want to bore the nation... They should give awards for the best acceptance speech." Oscar winner Christopher Plummer on his awards season successes.
Quote: "It was so awful and sentimental and gooey. I had to work terribly hard to try to infuse some miniscule bit of humour into it." Veteran actor Christopher Plummer on his role in film classic The Sound of Music.
Quote: "We still whore a little. When we have to, we do c**p. C**p pays." Veteran actor Christopher Plummer admits he signs up for some movies just to pay the bills.
Quote: "I wanted to do a musical... and to work with Julie (Andrews) of course, but the part, as written, was not exactly Hamlet." Christopher Plummer on signing up to play Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.
Fact: Disney/Pixar's upcoming 3D animation UP will launch this year's Cannes Film Festival on 13 May (09) - marking the first time an animated movie has opened the event. The film - which features the voices of Ed Asner and Christopher Plummer - tells the story of a 78-year-old man who ties balloons to his house in order to become airborne.
Quote: "It was never my cup of tea... The only thing about it was that it filled the seats when I did theatre work afterwards." Christopher Plummer admits he was never a fan of his hit movie musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC.