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Ben Kingsley      

Actor; Best Known for "Gandhi" & "Schindler's List"

Ben Kingsley is one of the most accomplished actors of the last quarter century. Best known for his Oscar winning portrayal of Ghandi in 1982, Kingsley has never looked back since the overnight success the film brought him.

In 1982, actor and director Richard Attenborough selected Kingsley for the demanding title role in the epic Gandhi. The film swept the international awards that year, earning the 39-year-old actor overnight success. Among the several awards he was honored with, Kingsley won a Best Actor Oscar.

Adamantly refusing to recycle the same roles, Kingsley spent the next decade playing a wide spectrum of characters. Among his more notable parts were an Arab potentate in Harem (1985), a "born loser" in Turtle Diary (also 1985), a spy of little import in Pascali's Island (1988), an incorruptible American vice president in Dave (1992), New York gangster Meyer Lansky in Bugsy (1992), a Jewish bookkeeper in Schindler's List (1993), and a suspected Nazi war criminal in Death and the Maiden (1994).

For his role as a manipulative criminal with a strong power for persuasion in Sexy Beast (2001), Kingsley earned both a Golden Globe nomination and a third Oscar nomination. His fourth Academy nod would come just 2 years later with his role as a proud Arab-American patriarch in The House of Sand and Fog. Along with the Best Actor Oscar nomination, the role also netted Kingsley Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild nominations.

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Ben Kingsley Playing Pharaoh in 'Night at the Museum 3? | Variety

January 23, 2014 | 01:34PM PT ... Ben Kingsley is heading to Fox's “A Night at the Museum 3? in the role of an Egyptain pharaoh revived by a magical tablet.

Ben Kingsley continues versatile roles in 'Self/Less'
Portrait painting with Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley recently had a dream about Richard Attenborough, the late director who guided Kingsley to a lead-actor Oscar for his unforgettable performance in the 1982 film "Gandhi"...

'Tut' trailer: Ben Kingsley counsels the pharaoh | EW.com

It isn't always easy being king, as Egypt's boy monarch Tutankhamun proves in an exclusive new trailer from Tut, an upcoming miniseries from Spike TV.

Ben Kingsley as Sam Zell?
‘The Jungle Book’ Review: Into the Wild With Stunning Digital Effects

The beguilingly credible CGI rendering of real-life animals takes its biggest leap forward since Life of Pi in Disney’s new telling of The Jungle Book.Exceptionally beautiful to behold and bolstered by a stellar vocal cast, this umpteenth film rendition of Rudyard Kipling’s tales of young Mowgli’s adventures amongst the creatures of the Indian jungle proves entirely engaging, even if it’s ultimately lacking in subtext and thematic heft. Most Jungle Book big-screen adaptations have done very well at the box office — the 1967 version, the last animated film Walt Disney personally supervised, was the second-biggest grosser of its year, behind only The Graduate — and this one will be no exception upon its April 15 release as it takes the baton from the studio’s fresher, more original smash Zootopia.

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