Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Lowest Rated: 4% BloodRayne (2005)

Birthday: Dec 31, 1943

Birthplace: Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK

Exuding an air of gravitas in whatever role he played, Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley made a specialty of playing historical characters, ranging from Dmitri Shostakovich in "Testimony" (1987) to mobster Meyer Lansky in "Bugsy" (1991). His most acclaimed performance, however, was in Sir Richard Attenborough's epic biopic "Gandhi" (1982), in which he played the title role of one of the 20th Century's most revered and influential figures. Thanks to that Oscar-winning performance, Kingsley went from being a relatively obscure character actor to an international star overnight. In the 1990s, Kingsley dramatically reinvented himself by taking on shadier, more morally ambiguous characters, such as the smarmy bad guy in "Sneakers" (1992), a trusted associate of Oskar Schindler in "Schindler's List" (1993), and the physician-torturer of "Death and the Maiden" (1994). Kingsley later delivered one of the most explosive performances of his career as the uninhibitedly ferocious criminal Don Logan in the British gangster feature "Sexy Beast" (2001), a role that transformed his image while earning a ton of award buzz. He went on to a variety of roles in the dark character drama "House of Sand and Fog" (2003), Roman Polanski's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" (2005), the high-energy crime thriller "Lucky Number Slevin" (2006), and Martin Scorsese's psychological thriller "Shutter Island" (2010). By the time he co-starred in the fantastical "Hugo" (2011), Kingsley was long established as one of Hollywood's most gifted and esteemed performers.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 31% Locked Down Malcolm (Character) - 2021
45% 31% Locked Down Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Medicine Buddha Narrator - 2019
75% 39% Spider in the Web Adereth (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 58% The Red Sea Diving Resort Ethan Levin (Character) - 2019
60% 65% Operation Finale Adolf Eichmann (Character) $17.6M 2018
14% 51% Nomis Cooper (Character) - 2018
10% 47% Intrigo: Death of an Author Henderson (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed British Cinema? Unknown (Character) - 2018
38% 48% Backstabbing for Beginners Pasha (Character) - 2018
48% 34% War Machine President Karzai (Character) - 2017
19% 51% The Ottoman Lieutenant Woodruff (Character) $149.8K 2017
41% 33% An Ordinary Man The General (Character),
Producer
- 2017
92% 90% Spielberg Self - 2017
94% 86% The Jungle Book Bagheera (Voice) $364M 2016
24% 35% Collide Geran (Character) $2.2M 2016
No Score Yet 33% Security Charlie (Character) - 2016
64% 44% Life Jack Warner (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 59% Unity Narrator - 2015
No Score Yet 45% Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse Drago (Voice) - 2015
47% 37% Knight of Cups Unknown (Voice) $558.4K 2015
19% 46% Self/less Damian (Character) $12.3M 2015
83% 77% The Walk Papa Rudy (Character) $10.1M 2015
66% 58% Learning to Drive Darwan (Character) $3.4M 2014
57% 22% War Story Albert (Character) - 2014
77% 63% The Boxtrolls Archibald Snatcher (Voice) $50.8M 2014
47% 57% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Merenkahre (Character) $113.6M 2014
31% 35% Exodus: Gods and Kings Nun (Character) $65M 2014
61% 24% Robot Overlords Robin Smythe (Character) - 2014
54% 49% Eliza Graves Silas Lamb (Character) - 2014
62% 65% Ender's Game Mazer Rackham (Character) $61.7M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Hail the King Trevor Slatterly (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muse of Fire Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 73% The Physician Ibn Sina (Character) - 2013
86% 68% A Birder's Guide to Everything Lawrence Konrad (Character) - 2013
45% 59% Walking With the Enemy Regent Horthy (Character) $357K 2013
79% 78% Iron Man 3 The Mandarin (Character) $409M 2013
62% 57% It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl Narrator - 2012
No Score Yet 18% A Common Man Unknown (Character) - 2012
57% 44% The Dictator Tamir (Character) $59.6M 2012
93% 78% Hugo Papa Georges/Georges Méliès (Character) $73.8M 2011
No Score Yet 21% Teen Patti Perci Trachtenberg (Character) - 2010
37% 58% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Nizam (Character) $90.8M 2010
68% 76% Shutter Island Dr. Cawley (Character) $128M 2010
89% 88% The Desert of Forbidden Art Unknown (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet 41% Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny Narrator - 2010
83% 68% Fifty Dead Men Walking Fergus (Character) - 2008
75% 61% Elegy David Kepesh (Character) $3.6M 2008
28% 38% War, Inc. Walken (Character) $578.5K 2008
70% 72% The Wackness Dr. Squires (Character) $2.1M 2008
14% 33% The Love Guru Guru Tugginmypuddha (Character) $32.2M 2008
91% 65% Transsiberian Grinko (Character) $2.2M 2008
18% 54% The Ten Commandments Narrator $938.2K 2007
78% 59% You Kill Me Frank (Character) $2.4M 2007
15% 34% The Last Legion Ambrosinus (Character) $5.9M 2007
51% 87% Lucky Number Slevin The Rabbi (Character) $22.5M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Testimony - The Story Of Shostakovich Unknown (Character) - 2006
6% 18% A Sound of Thunder Charles Hatton (Character) $1.9M 2005
4% 17% BloodRayne Kagan (Character) $1.6M 2005
61% 63% Oliver Twist Fagin (Character) $2M 2005
43% 40% Mrs. Harris Dr. Herman Tarnower (Character) - 2005
18% 38% Suspect Zero Benjamin O'Ryan (Character) $8.7M 2004
19% 36% Thunderbirds The Hood (Character) $6.8M 2004
74% 83% House of Sand and Fog Massoud Amir Behrani (Character) $13M 2003
60% 70% Tuck Everlasting Man in the Yellow Suit (Character) $19.2M 2002
48% 51% Triumph of Love Hermocrates (Character) $448.5K 2001
No Score Yet 88% Anne Frank Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 47% Spooky House The Great Zamboni (Character) $64.5K 2000
37% 55% Rules of Engagement Ambassador Mourain (Character) $61.3M 2000
No Score Yet 86% Islam: Empire of Faith Unknown (Character) - 2000
87% 85% Sexy Beast Don Logan (Character) $6.9M 2000
42% 28% What Planet Are You From? Graydon (Character) $6.3M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A More Powerful Force Narrator - 1999
40% 35% The Confession Harry Fertig (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 22% Parting Shots Renzo Locatelli (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Force More Powerful Narrator - 1999
33% 62% Alice in Wonderland Major Caterpillar (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 36% The Tale of Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 36% Crime and Punishment Porfiry (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% Weapons of Mass Distraction Julian Messenger (Character) - 1997
82% 74% Photographing Fairies Reverend Templeton (Character) - 1997
60% 62% The Assignment Amos (Character) $540.1K 1997
76% 80% Twelfth Night Feste (Character) $551.5K 1996
No Score Yet 81% Moses Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 85% Joseph Potifar (Character) - 1995
43% 31% Species Xavier Fitch (Character) $58.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberation Narrator - 1994
82% 81% Death and the Maiden Dr. Roberto Miranda (Character) $3.1M 1994
97% 97% Schindler's List Itzhak Stern (Character) $96.6M 1993
100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Bruce Pandolfini (Character) $7.9M 1993
95% 72% Dave Vice President Gary Nance (Character) $61M 1993
No Score Yet 29% Freddie the Frog Freddie (Voice) - 1992
79% 80% Sneakers Cosmo (Character) $50.6M 1992
No Score Yet 48% Freddie as F.R.O.7 Freddie (Voice) $1.1M 1992
85% 69% Bugsy Meyer Lansky (Character) $48.2M 1991
20% No Score Yet The Fifth Monkey Cunda (Character) $1.3K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Children Martin Boyne (Character) - 1990
43% 22% Slipstream Avatar (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story Simon Wiesenthal (Character) - 1989
60% 72% Without a Clue Dr. John Watson (Character) $7.3M 1988
69% 60% Pascali's Island Basil Pascali (Character) $861.1K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Sahara Sholomon (Character) - 1987
89% 87% Maurice Lasker-Jones (Character) $45.9K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sealed Train Lenin (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 93% Testimony Dmitri Shostakovich (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 40% Harem Selim (Character) - 1985
82% 76% Turtle Diary William Snow (Character) $2.2M 1985
No Score Yet 60% Silas Marner Silas Marner (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 33% Camille Duval (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleeps Six Geoff Craven (Character) - 1984
87% 77% Betrayal Robert (Character) - 1983
85% 92% Gandhi Mohandas K. Gandhi (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 71% Hard Labour Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 66% Fear Is the Key Royale (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
88% 92% Perpetual Grace LTD Pastor Byron Brown, Pa (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 34% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 49% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tut Ay (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015 2013
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
100% 92% Garfunkel and Oates Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Hollywood's Greatest Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2009
92% 98% The Sopranos Himself (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anne Frank Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Religions of the World Narrator 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Major Caterpillar (Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: Perpetual Grace LTD Pastor Byron Brown/Pa (Character)

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