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Beginners (2010)

Christopher Plummer as "Hal"

After his mother dies, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is stunned when his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, comes out of the closet. When Hal passes away a few years later, Oliver grows depressed, struggling with his failing career as an artist while constantly remembering his childhood and time spent with his dad. Oliver's loneliness is eased when he meets actress Anna (Mélanie Laurent), but their relationship is threatened by their mutual fear of commitment.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011) Won Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2011) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Academy Award (2010) Won Best Supporting Actor

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Chris Jancelewicz on Jun 30th 2013, 8:01PM

Jun 30th 2013, 8:01PM

Christopher Plummer Academy Awards 2012 Best Supporting Actor Winner

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Feb 26th 2012, 9:09AM

Feb 26th 2012, 9:09AM

2012 Academy Awards: 'The Artist' Aims To Bring Silence Back To Oscars

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Feb 26th 2012, 7:39AM

Feb 26th 2012, 7:39AM

Christopher Plummer Wins Oscar: A Tribute To The Best Supporting Actor Of 2012

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on Feb 22nd 2012, 12:04PM

Feb 22nd 2012, 12:04PM

Oscar Predictions: Awards Night Pool Picker For Best Supporting Actor, Best Documentary Short And More (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Feb 21st 2012, 11:46AM

Feb 21st 2012, 11:46AM

What Is 'Beginners'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide

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Christopher Rosen on Feb 21st 2012, 5:02AM

Feb 21st 2012, 5:02AM

BAFTA Winners 2012: 'The Artist,' Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer, Christopher Plummer Take Awards

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Jaimie Etkin on Feb 12th 2012, 12:13PM

Feb 12th 2012, 12:13PM

Christopher Plummer Doesn't Know Jonah Hill, Stopped Drinking Hard Liquor

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jan 25th 2012, 7:51AM

Jan 25th 2012, 7:51AM

Oscars 2012: Christopher Plummer, Martin Scorsese, Gary Oldman React To Nominations

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Jessie Heyman on Jan 24th 2012, 9:15AM

Jan 24th 2012, 9:15AM

Monsieur Lazhar Oscar Nomination: Quebec Filmmaker Gets Foreign-Language Film Nod

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on Jan 24th 2012, 5:57AM

Jan 24th 2012, 5:57AM

Best Supporting Actor: It's Old-Timer's Day at the Oscar Nominations

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Gary Susman on Jan 24th 2012, 4:40AM

Jan 24th 2012, 4:40AM

George Clooney: Selling Women's Shoes Was A 'Terrible Job'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jan 23rd 2012, 9:31AM

Jan 23rd 2012, 9:31AM

Ewan McGregor in Beginners: The Most Overlooked Performance of 2011

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 10th 2012, 3:10AM

Jan 10th 2012, 3:10AM

Which Actor May Have Cost Christopher Plummer an Oscar Nomination for 'The Insider'?

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 21st 2011, 12:30PM

Dec 21st 2011, 12:30PM

'Beginners' Director Mike Mills on His Dad Coming Out, Mortality and Self-Discovery

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Monika Bartyzel on Jun 17th 2011, 10:30AM

Jun 17th 2011, 10:30AM

O, Canada: Celebrating Our Favo(u)rite Canadians

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Moviefone Staff on Jun 15th 2011, 11:00AM

Jun 15th 2011, 11:00AM

Christopher Plummer on 'Beginners' and Going Nuts From 'The Sound of Music'

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PopEater Editors on Jun 4th 2011, 8:00AM

Jun 4th 2011, 8:00AM

'Beginners' Director Mike Mills Talks About Taking on the Summer Blockbusters

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Jason Guerrasio on Jun 3rd 2011, 11:15AM

Jun 3rd 2011, 11:15AM

'Beginners' SXSW Review: I Love My Dead Gay Dad

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William Goss on Mar 22nd 2011, 5:45AM

Mar 22nd 2011, 5:45AM

Shelf Life: The Sound of Music

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Todd Gilchrist on Nov 10th 2010, 12:00PM

Nov 10th 2010, 12:00PM

Adventures in B-Movie Land #1: 'Starcrash'

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Jacob Hall on Oct 13th 2010, 1:10PM

Oct 13th 2010, 1:10PM

'The Sound of Music' Cast: Where Are They Now?

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Oct 11th 2010, 12:00PM

Movie News Quick Hits: Michael Caine Spins 'Inception's' Ending

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Sep 30th 2010, 6:47PM

1980s Cinestalgia: Dreamscape

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Erik Childress on Jul 20th 2010, 4:18PM

Jul 20th 2010, 4:18PM

New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of April 27: 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' & 'It's Complicated'

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Harley W. Lond on Apr 26th 2010, 2:00PM

Apr 26th 2010, 2:00PM

Sci-Fi VHS Cover Art of the Day: Starcrash (1978)

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Reel Distraction on Apr 23rd 2010, 12:45PM

Apr 23rd 2010, 12:45PM

Sci-Fi Movie Poster of the Day: Starcrash

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John Gholson on Apr 12th 2010, 5:32AM

Apr 12th 2010, 5:32AM

Getting to Know... Jay Baruchel

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Chris Jancelewicz on Apr 5th 2010, 7:57AM

Apr 5th 2010, 7:57AM

400 Screens, 400 Blows - Calling the Plummer

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Jeffrey M. Anderson on Mar 7th 2010, 4:03AM

Mar 7th 2010, 4:03AM

Random Oscars Trivia, From Dual Ryan Binghams to One-Name Winners

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Jane Murphy on Mar 5th 2010, 9:10AM

Mar 5th 2010, 9:10AM

Oscar Nominees Before They Were Famous

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Gabrielle Dunn on Mar 2nd 2010, 8:06AM

Mar 2nd 2010, 8:06AM

Christopher Plummer Finally Earns Some Oscar Love

Posted by
Gary Susman on Feb 12th 2010, 10:00AM

Feb 12th 2010, 10:00AM

'The Last Station' Movie Reviews

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Chris Jordan on Jan 14th 2010, 4:00PM

Jan 14th 2010, 4:00PM

James McAvoy Talks 'Last Station,' a 'Wanted' Sequel and Keeping a Low Profile

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Jan 14th 2010, 3:30PM

Discuss: Pleasantly Surprising Performances

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Jenni Miller on Jan 2nd 2010, 10:02AM

Jan 2nd 2010, 10:02AM

'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' Movie Reviews

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Marina Zogbi on Dec 24th 2009, 12:00PM

Dec 24th 2009, 12:00PM

Johnny Depp on Taking Over for Heath Ledger in 'Parnassus': Exclusive!

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Thomas DiChiara on Dec 16th 2009, 12:30PM

Dec 16th 2009, 12:30PM

Golden Globes 2010 Nominee Reactions

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Leonard Jacobs on Dec 15th 2009, 8:10AM

Dec 15th 2009, 8:10AM

Verne Troyer: What's 'Mini-Me' Up to These Days?

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Harley W. Lond on Dec 1st 2009, 2:24PM

Dec 1st 2009, 2:24PM

'Parnassus' Trailer Highlights Heath Ledger's Final, Fantastical Performance

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