It seems as though Christopher Plummer managed to impress even himself.
The 88-year-old earned an Oscar nomination this year for his role in All the Money in the World.
The part of J. Paul Getty was shot by Plummer in just 9 days after sexual assault allegations emerged against the original actor playing the part, Kevin Spacey, and director, Ridley Scott, decided to re-cast.
The impressive reshoot took place just a month before the film’s release.
In a new featurette included on the DVD of the film, entitled “Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed”, Plummer admits that even wasn’t sure that he would be able to pull it off.
“I’m thrilled that I was able to do it. I didn’t think I was going to,” he can be heard saying.
Plummer’s co-star and fellow Academy Award nominee, Michelle Williams, said of the experience: “I was proud to be with him here under these circumstances. This kind of amazing feat that we’re trying to pull off. But also to have the chance to work with him.”
And he didn’t even have to be paid all the money in the world to do it.