Christopher Plummer Becomes Oldest Actor to Be Nominated for an Oscar
Christopher Plummer has received his third Oscar nomination for his performance as J. Paul Getty in All the Money in World as a last-minute replacement for Kevin Spacey, becoming the oldest acting Oscar nominee ever at 88.
Director Ridley Scott persuaded Plummer in early November to join the project following sexual harassment and assault allegations against Spacey. Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, and Timothy Hutton re-shot scenes later that month with Plummer, and Scott was able to re-edit the film in time for a Christmas Day release.
Sony released its first trailer with Plummer as Getty on Nov. 29, nine days after Scott started the re-shoots.
In becoming the oldest person to receive an acting Oscar nomination, Plummer eclipses the mark set in 1998 by Gloria Stuart for Titanic, who was 87 at the time she was nominated. Emmanuelle Riva was 85 when she was nominated for Amour. Plummer already holds the record as the oldest winner of an acting Oscar, set in 2012 when he won the best supporting actor award for Beginners at the age of 82.
All the Money in the World is the story of the 1973 kidnapping in Italy of John Paul Getty III the rebellious teenage grandson of oil billionaire John Paul Getty, who was reluctant to pay the $17 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers.....
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