Christopher Plummer got a third act worth singing about
FILE - Christopher Plummer arrives at the Oscars on March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)It’s one of the great Hollywood ironies that Christopher Plummer didn’t like the film that made him a legend. Please.”Born in Toronto in 1929, Plummer was the great grandson of Canadian Prime Minister John Abbott and fell for the theater at a young age.
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
FILE - Christopher Plummer poses for a portrait on July 25, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. Plummer died Friday morning at his home in Connecticut with his wife, Elaine Taylor, by his side, said Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager. The role catapulted Plummer to stardom, but he never took to leading men parts, despite his silver hair, good looks and ever-so-slight English accent. That choice that was officially validated in the best possible way for the film — a supporting Oscar nomination for Plummer, his third. Plummer married his third wife, dancer Taylor, in 1970, and credited her with helping him overcome a drinking problem.
New this week: 'Soul,' a Tom Hanks film & 'Bridgerton' on TV
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film "Soul." But with more than half of U.S. theaters closed, two of the biggest movies of the year — “Soul” and “Wonder Woman 1984” — will be going straight to streaming. — Also arriving Christmas Day is “Wonder Woman 1984,” Patty Jenkins' sequel to her barrier-breaking 2017 film. With Gal Gadot returning, “Wonder Woman 1984” fast-forwards from 1918 to the “greed is good” decade. — AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy___Catch up on AP’s entertainment coverage here: https://apnews.com/apf-entertainment.
American Film Institute postponing gala with Julie Andrews
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The American Film Institute says it is postponing its 48th annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute honoring Julie Andrews in an apparent response to the new coronavirus outbreak. The organization originally planned to give Andrews its Life Achievement Award on April 25 in Los Angeles. Andrews' acting career has spanned several decades, winning an Academy Award in 1965 for her starring role in "Mary Poppins." The 84-year-old won two Grammy Awards and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Andrews will be the 48th recipient of the prestigious honor from the AFI, joining Mel Brooks, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Denzel Washington.
Julie Andrews Gives Update on 'Princess Diaries 3' (Exclusive)
"I don't think the script's even been written. I don't think anyone is yet sure of when, what, where, how," she revealed. The first Princess Diaries movie was released in 2001, and the sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, hit theaters in 2004. Andrews told ET of the delay in making the third film: "Think of how many years its been since that came out. RELATED CONTENT:Anne Hathaway Updates Fans on Princess Diaries 3'Julie Andrews Opens Up About How Therapy 'Saved' Her Life After First Divorce
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Jennifer Garners Kid Films Her Crying During 'Sound of Music' Screening
Jennifer Garner is showing her love for Julie Andrews! The 47-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday to post a video of herself attending a sing-a-long screening of The Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. "When your kid catches you misty-eyed at the Sound of Music sing-a-long. Even with her obvious love for her kids, Garner did have a bone to pick with them about one thing -- their unwillingness to participate in a group costume for Halloween. RELATED CONTENT: Jennifer Garner Surprises Crowd By Singing at Save the Children's Centennial Celebration Embed Code RestartWatch Jennifer Garner Sing Onstage at Save the Children's Centennial CelebrationJennifer Garner Talks Halloween Plans With Her Kids and Why It's 'Harder'Jennifer Garners Kids Have the Meanest Nickname for Her