Christopher Plummer Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

26th March 2015

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.

27th February 2015

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.

29th February 2012

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.

29th January 2012

Quote: "It's like the albatross. It hangs over you and you want to shoot it, but you can't." Christopher Plummer on The Sound Of Music.

15th December 2011

Fact: The Sound Of Music veteran Christopher Plummer is to be honoured with the Modern Master Award at the 27th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California next month (Jan12).

5th December 2011

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.

15th April 2011

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.

27th October 2010

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.

19th March 2009

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.

30th March 2008

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.

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