Christopher Plummer

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The Canadian Behind 'The Sound of Music's' Historic Oscar Wins

The Canada connection -- Christopher Plummer, who played the proud Austrian naval hero Captain Georg von Trapp -- was born in Toronto and raised in Senneville, Quebec, on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. Plummer is the great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third prime minister, and the Abbott family raised the young Plummer after his parents divorced.
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TIFF 2014: Cut! That's a wrap...

I knew this day would come: the end of TIFF'14. It's so bittersweet. But it's been another successful fest with great films, dazzling stars and an excellent street party for the first time. But before we roll up the red carpet and put away the barricades, let's have one more quick chat about some of the films I've seen over these last couple of days and about the closing night gala.
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Best Celebrity Prime Minister?

TORONTO - A survey of film fans is suggesting a new role for Christopher Plummer — as prime minister of Canada.The Cineplex Entertainment poll asks people to pick the country's best possible leader fr...
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Sunday Roundup: Welcome Back to the Future

There are quite a number of things to get through for this week, but if you'll indulge me for a moment, I'd first like to address an article that appeared in the Globe entitled "Is the Huffington Post the Future of Journalism?" The writer should have just yanked the paper out of the typewriter carriage (don't forget the carbon paper, too -- but save that, you can reuse it), crumpled it up, and started over. But maybe I should just jot down this complaint in a letter to the Globe's editor? With a stamp? Now back to business. Or as we like to call it around here, the 21st-century news business.

Celebrating Our Favo(u)rite Canadians

There is a little land up north (the second-biggest country in the world, actually) that has given Hollywood some of its best talent. You may have heard of it: It's called Canada. This week, with the...