Charlie Plummer stars in the A24 release Lean on Pete (2017), written and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years) and featuring Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny and Travis Fimmel. At the end of 2017, he appeared in Ridley Scott's kidnap thriller All the Money in the World, playing John Paul Getty III alongside Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, which was filmed in Rome, Jordan and London.
In 2020, he starred in two teen movies, both well-reviewed: Spontaneous (2020) opposite Katherine Langford, and Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) with Taylor Russell, Andy Garcia, Walton Goggins and Molly Parker. He was also the lead in the horror film The Clovehitch Killer (2018) with Dylan McDermott and the series Looking for Alaska (2019), and had major roles in the indies Gully (2019) with Amber Heard, Kelvin J. Harrison and Jacob Latimore, and Share (2019), written and directed by Pippa Bianco.
Charlie began his professional career in Sopranos' creator David Chase's feature film, Not Fade Away, and the same year was cast in a recurring role in HBO's award-winning Boardwalk Empire. He was also a series regular on the Netflix cold war drama Granite Flats, starring with Christopher Lloyd and Parker Posey. He played the titular character in King Jack (2015), which won the Audience Award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, released theatrically in 2016. He then appeared in the 2017 indie drama thriller, The Dinner, opposite Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Chloë Sevigny and Rebecca Hall, written and directed by Oren Moverman.
Charlie splits time between New York City and upstate, with his mother, actress Maia Guest, father, writer and producer John Christian Plummer, younger brother James, and Luigi, their English bulldog.