Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born 31 December 1943), born Krishna Pandit Bhanji , is a British actor. He has won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List (1993), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), and House of Sand and Fog.

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Schindler's List (1993)

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The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Caroline Goodall

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Caroline Goodall

Ender's Game (2013)

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Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Hood
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Harrison Ford  •  Abigail Breslin

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Hood
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Harrison Ford  •  Abigail Breslin

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

A Force More Powerful (1999)

A Force More Powerful is a 1999 feature-length documentary film and a 2000 PBS series written and directed by Steve York about non-violent resistance movements around the world. Executive producers were Dalton Delan and Jack DuVall. Peter Ackerman was the series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve York
CAST:  Ben Kingsley

A Force More Powerful is a 1999 feature-length documentary film and a 2000 PBS series written and directed by Steve York about non-violent resistance movements around the world. Executive producers were Dalton Delan and Jack DuVall. Peter Ackerman was the series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve York
CAST:  Ben Kingsley

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Heike Makatsch  •  Armin Rohde  •  David Oyelowo  •  Wilfried Hochholdinger

When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Heike Makatsch  •  Armin Rohde  •  David Oyelowo  •  Wilfried Hochholdinger

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

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David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

Alice in Wonderland (1999)

Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Willing
CAST:  Tina Majorino  •  Robbie Coltrane  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Miranda Richardson

Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Willing
CAST:  Tina Majorino  •  Robbie Coltrane  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Miranda Richardson

BloodRayne (2005)

In 18th-century Romania, after spending much of her life in a traveling circus, human-vampire hybrid Rayne escapes and plots to take down her father, Kagan, the evil vampire king. When she's discovered by three vampire hunters, she manages to convince them to spare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uwe Boll
CAST:  Kristanna Loken  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Michael Madsen

In 18th-century Romania, after spending much of her life in a traveling circus, human-vampire hybrid Rayne escapes and plots to take down her father, Kagan, the evil vampire king. When she's discovered by three vampire hunters, she manages to convince them to spare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uwe Boll
CAST:  Kristanna Loken  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Michael Madsen

Bugsy (1991)

New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Annette Bening  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ben Kingsley

New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Annette Bening  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ben Kingsley

Dave (1993)

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A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Frank Langella  •  Kevin Dunn

A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Frank Langella  •  Kevin Dunn

Gandhi (1982)

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In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

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Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ron Eldard  •  Frances Fisher

Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ron Eldard  •  Frances Fisher

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

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Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGuigan
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Bruce Willis  •  Lucy Liu  •  Morgan Freeman

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGuigan
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Bruce Willis  •  Lucy Liu  •  Morgan Freeman

Maurice (1987)

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Wilby  •  Hugh Grant  •  Rupert Graves  •  Denholm Elliott

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Wilby  •  Hugh Grant  •  Rupert Graves  •  Denholm Elliott

Oliver Twist (2005)

Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Barney Clark  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Jamie Foreman  •  Harry Eden

Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Barney Clark  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Jamie Foreman  •  Harry Eden

Rules of Engagement (2000)

Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Guy Pearce  •  Ben Kingsley

Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Guy Pearce  •  Ben Kingsley

Sexy Beast (2001)

Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Glazer
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ian McShane  •  Amanda Redman

Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Glazer
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ian McShane  •  Amanda Redman

Sneakers (1992)

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When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  David Strathairn

When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  David Strathairn

Species (1995)

In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Michael Madsen  •  Alfred Molina

In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Michael Madsen  •  Alfred Molina

The Fifth Monkey (1990)

When Cunda, a man living deep in the Brazilian rainforest, is bitten by a snake, he has a hallucination of four chimpanzees. Once he recovers, he is shocked to find the four chimpanzees waiting for him at home, and, believing them to be special, decides to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Rochat
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Vera Fischer  •  Katia Bronstein  •  Tania Boscoli

When Cunda, a man living deep in the Brazilian rainforest, is bitten by a snake, he has a hallucination of four chimpanzees. Once he recovers, he is shocked to find the four chimpanzees waiting for him at home, and, believing them to be special, decides to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Rochat
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Vera Fischer  •  Katia Bronstein  •  Tania Boscoli
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