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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Plummer

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021)

was a Canadian actor. His career spanned seven decades, gaining recognition for his performances in film, television, and theatre. Plummer made his Broadway debut in 1954, and continued to act in leading roles on stage playing Cyrano de Bergerac in Cyrano (1974), Iago in Othello, as well as playing the titular roles in Macbeth, King Lear, and Barrymore. Plummer also performed in stage productions J.B., No Man's Land, and Inherit the Wind.

Plummer was born in Toronto and grew up in Senneville, Quebec. After appearing on stage, he made his film debut in Sidney Lumet's Stage Struck (1958), and won great acclaim with audiences for his performance as Captain Georg von Trapp in the musical film The Sound of Music (1965) alongside Julie Andrews.[1] Plummer portrayed numerous major historical figures, including Roman emperor Commodus in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in Waterloo (1970), Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009), Kaiser Wilhelm II in The Exception (2016), and J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World (2017). Plummer also appeared in such films as Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992), Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind (2001), Terrence Malick's The New World (2005), David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Mike Mills's Beginners (2011), Rian Johnson's Knives Out (2019), and Todd Robinson's The Last Full Measure (2019).

Plummer received various accolades for his work, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a British Academy Film Award. He is one of the few performers to have received the Triple Crown of Acting, and the only Canadian. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82 for Beginners (2010), becoming the oldest person to win an acting award, and he received a nomination at the age of 88 for All the Money in the World, making him the oldest person to be nominated in an acting category.[2]

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Post by Dauntless » Feb 09 2021 6:35pm

As a coach, people joke he was the greatest champion who ever wasn't, but that's not entirely true. Certainly he took over losers in Cleveland, Kansas City and San Diego and turned them into winners, including division winners. Often doing so with veterans past their prime or even a journeyman quarterback holding on by his fingernails, as in the case of Steve DeBerg, who had his only winning seasons playing for Marty Schottenheimer and managed to leave the NFL as one of the top ten passers in league history at the time.

When the 1-7 Cleveland Browns decided to not ride out another doormat season, replacement head coach Schottenheimer turned them around instantly as they went 4-4 to finish the season. If not for John Elway and "The Drive," the Browns could have protected their lead and headed for the Superbowl. But this particular coach would become an eyewitness to history far too often as his teams would let the lead slip away in the last minutes of the championship game as he watched helplessly on the sidelines. Bernie Kosar's career would never recover from the departure of Schottenheimer.

Another team, another doormat, another Schottenheimer turn around the Kansas City Chiefs with patchwork players. 101 wins in ten seasons didn't translate to a Superbowl win, mainly because these guys who are just hanging on run out of gas at the end. But if you're an owner who is not so committed, he could take your team with back to back 1-15 seasons and win 14 games a short time later. Only to see you prove your lack of commitment by firing him when someone fumbles a punt at the last minute while the team is winning. Such was his fate in his last NFL stop of San Diego.

But while he left the NFL as the winningest head coach to never win the championship/Superbowl, he didn't entirely go without. In the 3rd year of the alternate professional league UFL, Schottenheimer became the head coach of the expansion team Virginia Destroyers and defeated the two time defending champion Las Vegas Locomotives for his first and only professional title. If the team had actually paid him and he returned for more, who knows how many more he could have won. At least one, as they played only one more season.

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Post by Dauntless » Feb 17 2021 11:56pm

Enough of the damn grave dancing. Except:
Long before Trump’s rise in politics, Limbaugh was pinning insulting names on his enemies and raging against the mainstream media, accusing it of feeding the public lies.

When a Washington advocate for the homeless killed himself, he cracked jokes. . . he made the dying a punchline.
Are you sure YOU aren't Rush Limbaugh?
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Lawrence J. Ferlinghetti, oh, the STORIES! I wonder if any of them are TRUE.

But I was an English major, so I heard many. Such as they put him on TV in the 50's when it was mostly live and he'd be flipping his finger at the camera on live television as part of what he's saying. But they'd put him on TV again.
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So the Lakers had the worst record in the league and had the first pick in the draft. In spite of winning 6 championships in the 11 year history of the team, then owner Bob Short said that I'd Elgin Baylor had not agreed to leave college and be picked first the team would have folded.

He finished his first season as rookie of the year and losing in the NBA finals to the Boston Celtics, as he would another 6 times plus another to the NY Knicks before he retired during the season to miss the 33 game win streak and - finally - another championship.

Old timers always said if you wanted to see what Elgin Baylor looked like on the court, watch footage of Julius Irving and Michael Jordan. But the long overhead shots they took back when only show so much.
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...a good riddance.

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e-beach wrote:
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...a good riddance.

:D :bolt:
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Chalo wrote:
Mar 31 2021 12:07am
e-beach wrote:
Mar 30 2021 11:36pm
...a good riddance.

:D :bolt:
If youse actually making a point of directing your hatred at G. Gordon Liddy, you must have an unlimited supply.

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Dauntless wrote:
Mar 31 2021 12:55am
........
If youse actually making a point of directing your hatred at G. Gordon Liddy, you must have an unlimited supply.
Awwww, it's nice to know you still care enough to troll me. Did you miss me? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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e-beach wrote:
Mar 31 2021 1:30pm
Dauntless wrote:
Mar 31 2021 12:55am
........
If youse actually making a point of directing your hatred at G. Gordon Liddy, you must have an unlimited supply.
Awwww, it's nice to know you still care enough to troll me. Did you miss me?
Trolling is what you're still doing. Nobody misses that.
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