Christopher Plummer Awards
Born on December 13th, 1929
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.
In 1910, famed novelist Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) and his wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) vehemently disagree over the rights to Tolstoy's literary legacy. Sofya believes her husband should bequeath them to her upon his death, while Tolstoy's chief disciple, Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), has nearly convinced the writer to sign the rights over to the Russian people. To this end, Chertkov inserts a spy into Tolstoy's household, who promptly falls for one of the novelist's daughters.
In this film based on the Boston archdiocese scandal, tenacious attorney Mitchell Garabedian (Ted Danson) risks his career to pursue legal action against the Catholic Church, which is accused of facilitating the sexual abuse of numerous boys, including the sons of Mary Ryan (Ellen Burstyn). Cardinal Bernard Law (Christopher Plummer) strives to contain any evidence that might reveal his involvement in the scandal, but Father Spagnolia (Brian Dennehy) denounces the conspiracy.