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Ben Kingsley
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Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Actor. (b. Dec. 31, 1943, Yorkshire, England, as Krishna Bhanji.) Prodigiously talented British leading man of Indian descent. Kingsley was born to an Indian physician and English fashion model, and as a young man gravitated toward the theater. He honed a subtle acting style in numerous Shakespearean productions, but his film debut, in Fear Is the Key (1972), was disappointing by comparison. One year later he had a small part as a Pakistani taxi company owner in Mike Leigh's Hard Labour Kingsley was content to remain on stage until winning the title role in Sir Richard Attenborough's epic Gandhi (1982). His subtle, heartfelt performance as the pacifist leader not only brought international fame, but a Best Actor Academy Award in his first major leading role. Kingsley has since appeared in many "smaller" pictures, including several written by Harold Pinter. Among them are Betrayal (1983), Turtle Diary, Harem (both 1985), Testimony, Maurice (both 1987), Pascali's Island, Without a Clue (a rare stab at comedy, playing a brilliant Dr. Watson to Michael Caine's inept Sherlock Holmes, both 1988), Slipstream (1989), The Children (1990), and Bugsy (1991, in an Oscar-nominated turn as gangster Meyer Lansky). Since then he has turned up in a number of films, in an impressive variety of character parts: as the voice of Freddie in the animated Freddie as F.R.O.7 the onetime student radical in Sneakers (both 1992), the timid but honest Vice President of the United States in Dave the quietly determined chess master in Searching for Bobby Fischer the title character's Jewish accountant (and conscience) in Schindler's List (all 1993), and the accused torturer in Death and the Maiden (1994). He also starred in the 1989 TV movie Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story as the fabled Nazi-hunter.

Ben Kingsley stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Gandhi 1982 with Peter L. ** 1/2
Pascaliís Island 1988 With Jessica ** 1/2
Without a Clue 1988 With Jessica ***
Bugsy 1991 With Trish at Showcase Orange ***
Dave 1993 Don't Remember ** 1/2
Schindler's List 1993 Showcase Orange Digital **** 1/2
Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 at Showcase Orange ****
What Planet are You From 2000 Showcase Orange 1/2 *
A. I. Artifical Intelligence 2001 Showcase North haven **
Tuck Everlasting 2002 w/ Kendra & Suzy at Showcase Berlin DVD ***
Lucky Number Slevin 2006 *** 1/2
War, Inc. 2008 Suzy Digital **
Hugo 2011 Suzy and Hanna at Wallingford Holiday *** 1/2
Iron Man 3 2013 Digital ** 1/2
Ender's Game 2013 Hanna Digital **
The Boxtrolls 2014 Suzy and Hanna Digital *** 1/2
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse 2015 Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Self/less 2015 Suzy Digital ***
The Jungle Book 2016 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2