Look, Christopher Plummer is no slouch, but this is quite impressive: not only is he receiving widespread critical acclaim, but he was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Golden Globes for his portrayal of J. Paul Getty.
As you might remember, following multiple allegations of rampant sexual harassment and assault, Kevin Spacey was not only fired from House Of Cards but was also recast and replaced in All The Money In The World by Plummer. And because of that role, Plummer has maybe given the performance of his life.
Plummer, who spent 10 days in November reshooting Spacey’s scenes, is being called a “godsend” by USA Today for his portrayal of J. Paul Getty, while the New York Post says he’s “superb” and Rolling Stone says he “aces” the role.
All the Money in the World is an upcoming American biographical crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott, based on John Pearson’s book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty. Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg, the film tells the story of J. Paul Getty’s refusal to cooperate with the extortion demands of a group of kidnappers, from the organized crime group ‘Ndrangheta, who had abducted and mutilated his grandson John Paul Getty III in the 1970s.
Despite the reshoots, the film’s release was only delayed by three days, changing from a December 22 to Christmas Day release.
With his win at age 82 in 2012 for Beginners, Plummer is the oldest person to win an Academy Award for acting.