Who is the oldest actor to ever win an Academy Award?
At age 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to win an Oscar in 2011 for his performance in Beginners. Beginners is a 2010 American romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Mike Mills. It tells the story of Oliver, a man reflecting on the life and death of his father. Because of his role in Beginners, Christopher Plummer received numerous accolades. However, the 2011 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his 2010 movie performance was a high point for the actor.
At the 84th Academy Awards when he accepted the award, he quipped "You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life?" Plummer's film career began in 1958 in the film Stage Struck. Since then, he has appeared in a vast number of notable films, including: The Sound of Music (1965), Battle of Britain (1969), Waterloo (1970), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), Murder by Decree (1979), A Beautiful Mind (2001), etc. So, it is easy to note that Plummer's very successful film career has now spanned more than five wholesome decades.