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Christopher Plummer starred in “Beginners” as Hal Fields, a 70-something man who comes out of the closet after his wife dies. Through flashbacks in the memory of his son, played by Ewan McGregor, the film sees him experience a new freedom and then quickly deteriorate as he dies from cancer. Plummer is equally delightful and tragic; the film delivers the message that it’s never too late to be the person you want to be, but that you can never get back lost time.
Christopher Plummer won a Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Beginners. Behind the scenes, he told the press, “Gay characters are human beings. we’re all exactly the same. That’s the reason I played it the way I did, not as a caricature. They’re a part of our society since the Egyptians, the Greeks – it’s part of the human condition. I know there is a lot of antigay sentiment in our society at the moment and I abhor it.”