Plummer re-shot Spacey’s scenes in November after the 58-year-old House of Cards actor was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward young men

By Jodi Guglielmi
January 23, 2018 08:40 AM

Christopher Plummer made history to become the oldest person ever nominated for an acting Oscar at 88 for All the Money in the World.

Plummer received an Oscar nomination Tuesday for best supporting actor for his performance in Ridley Scott’s thriller — nearly two months after replacing Kevin Spacey due to numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor. He was also Golden Globe-nominated for the film, in which he plays billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.

Plummer, 87, re-shot Spacey’s scenes in November, after the 58-year-old House of Cards actor was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward young men.

“It isn’t replacing. In a funny way it’s starting all over again because it’s going to be different, naturally,” Plummer previously said. “I think it’s very sad what happened to him. Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it’s so sad. It’s such a shame.”

Christopher Plummer
Credit: Giles Keyte

Michelle Williams also spoke about Spacey’s exit from the film.

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“This doesn’t do anything to ease the suffering of people who were all too personally affected by Kevin Spacey, but it is our little act of trying to right a wrong,” she said. “And it sends a message to predators — you can’t get away with this anymore. Something will be done.”

Spacey is currently checked into a specialist treatment facility following the numerous allegations that have been made against him. The actor’s team has not responded to any of the accusations ever since he expressed regret for allegedly making inappropriate sexual advances toward actor Anthony Rapp, then 14 years old, in 1986. Spacey issued a statement saying he doesn’t remember the alleged incident, apologizing for “for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” and announcing, “I choose now to live as a gay man.”

Plummer previously won a best supporting actor Oscar in 2011 for Beginners.