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Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

is 74 years old

Real name: Krishna Bhanji
Born: Friday, December 31, 1943
  (Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK)
Height: 5' 8"

100% (2 votes)

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Ben Kingsley in House of Sand and Fog (2003)

BEN KINGSLEY (Behrani) is one of the industry’s most respected film, television and stage actors. In 2002, he was honored with Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG) nominations for his searing performance in Jonathan Glazer’s critically acclaimed “Sexy Beast.” He also won Best Supporting Actor awards from a number of critics groups, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics Choice Award. The same year, Kingsley won a SAG Award and earned Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his portrayal of Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, in the widely praised miniseries “Anne Frank: The Whole Story.” Kingsley first gained international acclaim in 1982 for his performance in the title role of Richard Attenborough’s Oscar®-winning Best Picture “Gandhi.” Kingsley’s portrayal of the martyred leader of India’s independence brought him an Academy Award® for Best Actor, as well as two BAFTA Awards for Best Actor and Best Newcomer, and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor and New Star of the Year. He also won the National Board of Review and New York, Los Angeles and London Film Critics Awards. In addition, Kingsley received the London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for his work in both “Gandhi” and Harold Pinter’s screen version of his semi-autobiographical play “Betrayal.”

Kingsley later received Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for his work in “Bugsy,” and he also won a London Evening Standard Award and earned a BAFTA Award nomination for his role in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar®-winning holocaust drama “Schindler’s List.” Additionally, he garnered a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in “Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story.” Kingsley’s many other film credits include Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Triumph of Love,” Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.,” Roman Polanski’s “Death and the Maiden,” Steven Zaillian’s “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” Ivan Reitman’s “Dave,” Tony Palmer’s “Testimony,” and James Dearden’s “Pascali’s Island.”

His upcoming films include Peter Hyams’ “A Sound of Thunder,” E. Elias Merhige’s “Suspect Zero,” and Jonathan Frakes’ “The Thunderbirds.” He is next set to star with Russell Crowe in “Tripoli,” for director Ridley Scott.

In 2001, Kingsley was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Ben Kingsley

 appeared in following movies:
Shutter Island (2010) [Post-production]90% (1972 votes) Dr. John Cawley
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) [Filming]80% (515 votes) Nizam
Queen of the South (2009) Oleg Yasikov
Gambit (2009) [Announced] Shabandar
Elegy (2008) 80% (24 votes) David Kepesh
Transsiberian (2008) 80% (61 votes) Grinko
Wackness, The (2008) 80% (39 votes) Dr. Squires
Love Guru, The (2008) 49% (161 votes) Guru Tugginmypudha
War, Inc. (2008) [Post-production]70% (39 votes)
Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008) 80% (2 votes) Fergus
Noah's Ark: The New Beginning (2008) Narrator (voice)
Number 13 (2008) [Pre-production]
Crossmaglen (2008) IRA Commander
Last Voyage of Demeter, The (2008)
Last Legion, The (2007) 60% (96 votes) Ambrosinus / Merlin
You Kill Me (2007) 80% (72 votes) Frank
I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesentha (2007) 80% (1 votes) Himself
Ten Commandments, The (2007) 30% (14 votes) Narrator (voice)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006) 90% (371 votes) The Rabbi
BloodRayne (2005) 30% (102 votes) Kagan
Sound of Thunder, A (2005) dvd42% (21 votes) Charles Hatton
Mrs. Harris (2005) 70% (1 votes) Herman Tarnower
Knights of Impossingworth Park (2005) [Pre-production] Mr. Canbedone
Suspect Zero (2004) dvd48% (51 votes) Benjamin O'Ryan
Thunderbirds (2004) dvd46% (25 votes) The Hood
House of Sand and Fog (2003) dvd72% (93 votes) Behrani
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role 2004
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2004
Unlikely Heroes (2003) Narrator
Tuck Everlasting (2002) dvd70% (36 votes) Man in the Yellow Suit
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001) dvd80% (9 votes) Otto Frank
    • Nominated for Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 2001
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television 2002
Triumph of Love, The (2001) dvd56% (5 votes) Hermocrates
Sexy Beast (2000) dvd80% (87 votes) Don Logan
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2002
Islam: Empire of Faith (2000) Narrator
Sexy Beast (2000) dvd80% (87 votes) Don Logan
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2002
Rules of Engagement (2000) dvd58% (121 votes) Ambassador Mourain
Spooky House (2000) dvd The Great Zamboni
What Planet Are You From? (2000) dvd48% (30 votes) Graydon
Alice in Wonderland (1999) dvd56% (11 votes) Major Caterpillar
Parting Shots (1999) dvd46% (1 votes) Renzo Locatelli
Confession, The (1999) dvd60% (5 votes) Harry Fertig
Crime and Punishment (1998) 58% (4 votes) Porfiry
Tale of Sweeney Todd, The (1998) 51% (1 votes) Sweeney Todd
Peace Is Every Step: Meditation in Action: The Life and Work of (1998) Narrator (voice)
Assignment, The (1997) dvd62% (16 votes) Amos
Photographing Fairies (1997) 66% (5 votes) Reverend Templeton
Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997) dvd70% (3 votes) Julian Messenger
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (1996) dvd64% (14 votes) Feste
Moses (1996) 58% (1 votes) Moses
Joseph (1995) 80% (3 votes) Potiphar
    • Nominated for Emmy - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special 1995
Species (1995) dvd51% (135 votes) Xavier Fitch
Death and the Maiden (1994) dvd72% (45 votes) Dr. Roberto Miranda
Schindler's List (1993) dvd94% (1506 votes) Itzhak Stern
    • Nominated for BAFTA Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1994
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) dvd80% (87 votes) Bruce Pandolfini
Dave (1993) dvd74% (151 votes) Vice-President Nance
Bugsy (1991) dvd66% (45 votes) Meyer Lansky
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1992
Slipstream (1989) 42% (3 votes) Avatar
Pascali's Island (1988) 66% (3 votes) Basil Pascali
Without a Clue (1988) dvd62% (10 votes) Dr. John Watson
Maurice (1987) dvd80% (21 votes) Lasker-Jones
Harem (1985) 50% (1 votes) Selim
Turtle Diary (1985) 74% (2 votes) William Snow
Camille (1984) Duval
Betrayal (1983) 70% (2 votes) Robert
Gandhi (1982) dvd94% (249 votes) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
    • Won Golden Globe - Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1983
    • Won Golden Globe - New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male 1983
    • Won Academy Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1983
    • Won BAFTA Award - Best Actor 1983
    • Won BAFTA Award - Best Newcomer 1983
BBC2 Playhouse: Thank You, Comrades (1974) Robert Cibrario
Fear Is the Key (1972) 51% (1 votes) Royale

 Appeared as Himself
New 7 Wonders of the World, The (2007) Himself - Host
Work of Director Jonathan Glazer, The (2005) dvd Himself
75 Years of the Academy Awards: An Unofficial History (2003) Himself/interviewee
From Hollywood to Borehamwood (2003) Himself
59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (2002) 50% (1 votes) Himself - Nominee: Best Actor
Film Programme, The (2000) Himself
BBC and the BAFTA Tribute to Michael Caine, The (2000) Himself
American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, The (1995) 60% (1 votes) Himself
King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream, The (1993) Himself
Sunday Morning Shootout: (Episode #1.20) (0000) Himself
Sunday Morning Shootout: (Episode #2.20) (0000) Himself

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