Christopher Plummer To Receive Santa Barbara's Modern Master Award

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will bestow the Modern Master Award to Christopher Plummer during a tribute January 28. It’s the highest honor presented by the festival, which previously awarded it to Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, and Christopher Nolan. Plummer, whose first film role came in Sidney Lumet’s 1958 pic Stage Struck, is in the heat of awards season with his supporting role in Focus Features’ Beginners. He already earned a supporting actor Globe nomination today for the role to go along with a SAG Award nom, and he also appears in Sony’s upcoming David Fincher film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

  1. He is quite simply one of the best actors in the world. He has performed on stage in the classics and has done so for 50 years. His stunning good lucks jump out at you when you see him in films from the 1960’s; his range and wit and mere chops show up in every performance since that time.
    In addition – as anyone knows who has worked with him – he is charming, gregarious and is a reservoir of show biz stories. He remains a treasure from Canada and a gift to America.

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