Christopher Plummer in Dreamscape

Christopher Plummer (1929 - )

Film Deaths

  • Producer's Showcase: Cyrano de Bergerac (1955) [Christian de Neuvillette]: Presumably mortally wounded in combat, then dies while talking to Jose Ferrer. (I haven't seen this version, but I'm familiar with the story.)
  • Hamlet (Hamlet at Elsinore) (1964) [Hamlet]: Wounded with a poisoned blade during a swordfight with Dyson Lovell; he dies shortly afterwards, after killing Robert Shaw in turn.
  • The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) [Atahualpa]: Executed by the garrote. (Thanks to Aaron)
  • The Day That Shook the World (Sarajevski atentat) (1975) [Archduke Franz Ferdinand]: Shot in the neck by Irfan Mensur while riding in a car with Florinda Bolkan.
  • The Silent Partner (L'Argent de la banque) (1978) [Harry Reikle]: Shot in the back by a security guard as Christopher tries to get away during a bank robbery. (Thanks to Matt)
  • Somewhere in Time (1980) [William Fawcett Robinson]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes somewhere between the 1910s storyline to the present day scenes.
  • Eyewitness (The Janitor) (1981) [Joseph]: Shot in the chest by Morgan Freeman and Steven Hill when Christopher reaches for his pocket, making them think he's going for a gun.
  • Highpoint (1982) [James Hatcher]: Plunges to his death from Toronto's CN Tower after being kicked to the ledge by Richard Harris   (Trivia: it was the during the filming of this scene where stuntman Dar Robinson, as Plummer's stunt double, made his record-breaking fall from the CN Tower).
  • Dreamscape (1984) [Bob Blair]: Dies of a heart attack in his sleep when Dennis Quaid kills him in a dream after transforming into a monster; the scene cuts away just as Dennis grabs him, followed by a scene of Christopher's wife (Timothy Blake) waking up in the morning and discovering that he's dead. (Thanks to Mac and Stephen)
  • Nosferatu In Venice (Vampire in Venice; Nosferatu a Venezia) (1988) [Professor Paris Catalano] Commits suicide by jumping into a canal and drowns. 
  • Twelve Monkeys (1995) [Dr. Leland Goines]: Presumably dies (off-screen) of the genetically-engineered virus after David Morse releases it, between the "present" and "future" scenes of the film.
  • The Clown at Midnight (1998) [Mr. Caruthers]: Impaled on a weapons-rack when Sarah Lassez activates a trap-door on the theatre stage and he falls through it; his body is shown on the rack below afterwards.
  • National Treasure (2004) [John Adams Gates]: Dies (off-screen), presumably of old age/natural causes, at some point between the flashback scenes and the main story. (Thanks to Neil)
  • Already Dead (2007) [Dr. Heller]: Shot repeatedly in the chest/stomach and throat by Til Schweiger (having first been shot by Ron Eldard who was unaware of who he was during a shootout) as he's lying beside a van.
  • 9 (2009; animated) [1]: Providing the voice of a robotic sack-creature, his soul is sucked out of his body by the BRAIN machine after 1 pushes 9 (voiced by Elijah Wood) out of its path. His soul is seen again when 9 releases it. (Thanks to Tommy)
  • Up (2009; animated) [Charles Muntz]: Falls to his death while chasing Kevin the giant bird out of the floating house. (Thanks to Pandelis and Tommy)
  • Beginners (2010) [Hal Fields]: Dies (off-camera) of lung cancer in his bed; his body is shown afterwards when his son (Ewan McGregor) enters the room after being informed of his death.
  • Remember (2015) [Zev Guttman/Otto Wallisch]: Commits suicide (off camera) by shooting himself in the head, after he realizes he was a Nazi; we hear the shot as the screen fades to black. (Thanks to Harry)
  • Knives Out (2019) [Harlan Thrombey]: Slits his own throat after being given the 'wrong medication' (the labels was switched by his grandson Chris Evans) by his caretaker (Ana de Armas ) who he doesn't want to get in trouble for her actions.  

TV Deaths

  • Hallmark Hall of Fame: Cyrano de Bergerac (1962) [Cyrano de Bergerac]: Mortally injured by being run over by a carriage; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Hope Lange.
  • The Moneychangers (1976) [Roscoe Heyward]: Commits suicide by jumping off the roof of a tall building.
  • Skeletons (1997 TV) [Reverend Carlyle]: Shot in the head along with two of his other loyal servants when Ron Silver and Dee Wallace convince the others that Plummer is responsible for various murders.
  • Agent of Influence (2002 TV) [John Watkins]: Dies of a heart attack when a CIA agent refuses to hand over his heart medication unless a signature is provided.

Video Game Deaths

  • Up (2009) [Charles F. Muntz]: Falls to his death along with the house, after he accidentally shot the balloons while trying to stop Carl, Russell, Doug and Kevin.

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