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25th Apr '13 4:30:24 AM Frank75
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[[caption-width-right:300:Yes, he's also Indian.]]

British actor, born Krishna Pandit Bhanji on December 31, 1943. With a BadassBeard, a BaldOfAwesome and a great voice, he is best known for his roles as the title character in ''{{Gandhi}}'', Itzhak Stern in ''SchindlersList'', and Georges Melies in MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Hugo}}''.

!!Notable Roles for Sir Ben Kingsley:
* ''{{Gandhi}}'', where he plays the man himself, Mahatma Gandhi. His first major role, directed by Richard Attenborough.
* The title character of a movie adaptation of ''Literature/SilasMarner''.
* Itzhak Stern in ''SchindlersList''. Interestingly, when Gandhi won the Best Picture Oscar, Attenborough wanted Creator/StevenSpielberg to win for ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', and Spielberg would later direct Kingsley in this film.
* [[BigBad Lord Kagan]] in the first ''Film/BloodRayne'' film. [[AwesomeDearBoy He always wanted to play a Vampire Lord.]]
* Don Logan in ''Film/SexyBeast'', for which he was nominated for 16 awards, and won 11.
* Nizam in the ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' movie.
* Massoud Amir Behrani in ''Literature/HouseOfSandAndFog''.
* Georges Melies in ''Film/{{Hugo}}''.
* Robert in the film of ''Theatre/{{Betrayal}}''.
* An TreacherousAdvisor Tamir in the SachaBaronCohen (Cohen starred in ''Hugo'' also) comedy ''Film/TheDictator''.
* [[RetiredBadass Mazer Rackham]] in the upcoming film adaptation of ''Literature/EndersGame''.
* The Mandarin in ''Film/IronMan3''

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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ben-kingsley-05_1498.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:Yes, he's also Indian.]]

British actor, born Krishna Pandit Bhanji on December 31, 1943. With a BadassBeard, a BaldOfAwesome and a great voice, he is best known for his roles as the title character in ''{{Gandhi}}'', Itzhak Stern in ''SchindlersList'', and Georges Melies in MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Hugo}}''.

!!Notable Roles for Sir Ben Kingsley:
* ''{{Gandhi}}'', where he plays the man himself, Mahatma Gandhi. His first major role, directed by Richard Attenborough.
* The title character of a movie adaptation of ''Literature/SilasMarner''.
* Itzhak Stern in ''SchindlersList''. Interestingly, when Gandhi won the Best Picture Oscar, Attenborough wanted Creator/StevenSpielberg to win for ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', and Spielberg would later direct Kingsley in this film.
* [[BigBad Lord Kagan]] in the first ''Film/BloodRayne'' film. [[AwesomeDearBoy He always wanted to play a Vampire Lord.]]
* Don Logan in ''Film/SexyBeast'', for which he was nominated for 16 awards, and won 11.
* Nizam in the ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' movie.
* Massoud Amir Behrani in ''Literature/HouseOfSandAndFog''.
* Georges Melies in ''Film/{{Hugo}}''.
* Robert in the film of ''Theatre/{{Betrayal}}''.
* An TreacherousAdvisor Tamir in the SachaBaronCohen (Cohen starred in ''Hugo'' also) comedy ''Film/TheDictator''.
* [[RetiredBadass Mazer Rackham]] in the upcoming film adaptation of ''Literature/EndersGame''.
* The Mandarin in ''Film/IronMan3''
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16th Apr '13 8:01:40 AM Prfnoff
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* Nizam in the ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia'' [[Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime movie]].

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* Nizam in the ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia'' [[Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime movie]].''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' movie.
31st Mar '13 9:10:22 AM cityofmist
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* Robert in the film of ''Theater/{{Betrayal}}''.

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* Robert in the film of ''Theater/{{Betrayal}}''.''Theatre/{{Betrayal}}''.
31st Mar '13 7:57:07 AM cityofmist
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* Robert in the film of ''Theater/{{Betrayal}}''.
29th Mar '13 12:34:54 AM Xtifr
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* The title character of a movie adaptation of ''SilasMarner''.

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* The title character of a movie adaptation of ''SilasMarner''.''Literature/SilasMarner''.
7th Mar '13 8:23:02 PM despoa
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[[caption-width-right:300:Yes, he's also Indian.]]
5th Mar '13 3:00:06 PM Tuckerscreator
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* An TreacherousAdvisor Tamir in the Sacha Baron Cohen (Cohen starred in Hugo also) comedy ''TheDictator''.

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* An TreacherousAdvisor Tamir in the Sacha Baron Cohen SachaBaronCohen (Cohen starred in Hugo ''Hugo'' also) comedy ''TheDictator''.''Film/TheDictator''.
19th Dec '12 8:00:27 PM IchigoMontoya
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* BigBad Lord Kagan in the first ''Film/BloodRayne'' film. [[AwesomeDearBoy He always wanted to play a Vampire Lord.]]

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* BigBad [[BigBad Lord Kagan Kagan]] in the first ''Film/BloodRayne'' film. [[AwesomeDearBoy He always wanted to play a Vampire Lord.]]
5th Dec '12 7:47:22 AM Orihime
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British actor, born Krishna Pandit Bhanji on December 31, 1943. With a BadassBeard and awesome voice, he is best known for his roles as the title character in ''{{Gandhi}}'', Itzhak Stern in ''SchindlersList'', and Georges Melies in MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Hugo}}''.

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British actor, born Krishna Pandit Bhanji on December 31, 1943. With a BadassBeard BadassBeard, a BaldOfAwesome and awesome a great voice, he is best known for his roles as the title character in ''{{Gandhi}}'', Itzhak Stern in ''SchindlersList'', and Georges Melies in MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Hugo}}''.
15th Nov '12 9:14:42 AM ashlay
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British actor, born Krishna Pandit Bhanji on December 31, 1943. With a BadassBeard and awesome voice, he is best known for his roles as the title character in ''{{Gandhi}}'', Itzhak Stern in ''SchindlersList'', and to modern audiences as Georges Melies in MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Hugo}}''.

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British actor, born Krishna Pandit Bhanji on December 31, 1943. With a BadassBeard and awesome voice, he is best known for his roles as the title character in ''{{Gandhi}}'', Itzhak Stern in ''SchindlersList'', and to modern audiences as Georges Melies in MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Hugo}}''.
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