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Born: December 31, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Named chairman of jury at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.

Awarded knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Eve honors 2001.

"I don't want to do theater work until people stop saying, and apologize to us cinema actors for saying, and assuming, that we should really go back to the theater, because actually it is more noble. The more they say that, the more I will say I'm not going to do theater for a while. It's patronizing bunk." --Ben Kingsley in Daily News, July 6, 1995.

"People think if you play a man like Gandhi, somehow it rubs off on you. They were convinced I must have evolved spiritually when I did that film. I didn't. I worked my socks off, learned my lines, lost alot of weight and acquired probably the most eccentric set of mannerisms ever see on screen. I had no time to evolve spiritually." --Ben Kingsley to Los Angeles Times, April 5, 1996..

"The role of an actor is to constantly remind us of our humanity"---Kingsley to Premiere December 2003

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