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.

Highest rated movies

Searching for Bobby Fischer
Schindler's List
Dave
Hugo
Transsiberian
A Birder's Guide to Everything
Sexy Beast
Maurice

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 27% Locked Down Malcolm (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Medicine Buddha Narrator - 2019
67% 40% Spider in the Web Adereth (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 58% The Red Sea Diving Resort Ethan Levin (Character) - 2019
11% 50% Intrigo: Death of an Author Henderson (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed British Cinema? Unknown (Character) - 2018
14% 50% Nomis Cooper (Character) - 2018
61% 64% Operation Finale Adolf Eichmann (Character) $17.6M 2018
38% 48% Backstabbing for Beginners Pasha (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood Self - 2018
41% 36% An Ordinary Man The General (Character),
Producer
- 2017
92% 90% Spielberg Self - 2017
47% 34% War Machine President Karzai (Character) - 2017
19% 51% The Ottoman Lieutenant Woodruff (Character) $149.8K 2017
No Score Yet 33% Security Charlie (Character) - 2016
24% 35% Collide Geran (Character) $2.2M 2016
94% 86% The Jungle Book Bagheera (Voice) $364.0M 2016
47% 37% Knight of Cups Unknown (Voice) $558.4K 2015
64% 44% Life Jack Warner (Character) - 2015
83% 77% The Walk Papa Rudy (Character) $10.1M 2015
No Score Yet 59% Unity Narrator - 2015
19% 46% Self/less Damian (Character) $12.3M 2015
No Score Yet 44% Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse Drago (Voice) - 2015
67% 58% Learning to Drive Darwan (Character) $3.4M 2014
61% 24% Robot Overlords Robin Smythe (Character) - 2014
47% 57% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Merenkahre (Character) $113.6M 2014
30% 35% Exodus: Gods and Kings Nun (Character) $65.0M 2014
55% 49% Eliza Graves Silas Lamb (Character) - 2014
78% 63% The Boxtrolls Archibald Snatcher (Voice) $50.8M 2014
57% 22% War Story Albert (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muse of Fire Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 73% The Physician Ibn Sina (Character) - 2013
44% 59% Walking With the Enemy Regent Horthy (Character) $357.0K 2013
87% 67% A Birder's Guide to Everything Lawrence Konrad (Character) - 2013
62% 65% Ender's Game Mazer Rackham (Character) $61.7M 2013
79% 78% Iron Man 3 The Mandarin (Character) $409.0M 2013
No Score Yet 19% A Common Man Unknown (Character) - 2012
62% 57% It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl Narrator - 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
89% 88% The Desert of Forbidden Art Unknown (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet 41% Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny Narrator - 2010
37% 58% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Nizam (Character) $90.8M 2010
68% 77% Shutter Island Dr. Cawley (Character) $128.0M 2010
83% 68% Fifty Dead Men Walking Fergus (Character) - 2008
75% 61% Elegy David Kepesh (Character) $3.6M 2008
91% 65% Transsiberian Grinko (Character) $2.2M 2008
70% 72% The Wackness Dr. Squires (Character) $2.1M 2008
13% 33% The Love Guru Guru Tugginmypuddha (Character) $32.2M 2008
29% 38% War, Inc. Walken (Character) $578.5K 2008
15% 34% The Last Legion Ambrosinus (Character) $5.9M 2007
78% 59% You Kill Me Frank (Character) $2.4M 2007
18% 54% The Ten Commandments Narrator $938.2K 2007
52% 87% Lucky Number Slevin The Rabbi (Character) $22.5M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Testimony - The Story Of Shostakovich Unknown (Character) - 2006
43% 40% Mrs. Harris Dr. Herman Tarnower (Character) - 2005
4% 17% BloodRayne Kagan (Character) $1.6M 2005
60% 63% Oliver Twist Fagin (Character) $2.0M 2005
6% 18% A Sound of Thunder Charles Hatton (Character) $1.9M 2005
18% 38% Suspect Zero Benjamin O'Ryan (Character) $8.7M 2004
19% 37% Thunderbirds The Hood (Character) $6.8M 2004
74% 83% House of Sand and Fog Massoud Amir Behrani (Character) $13.0M 2003
60% 70% Tuck Everlasting Man in the Yellow Suit (Character) $19.2M 2002
49% 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
87% 85% Sexy Beast Don Logan (Character) $6.9M 2000
37% 55% Rules of Engagement Ambassador Mourain (Character) $61.3M 2000
42% 28% What Planet Are You From? Graydon (Character) $6.3M 2000
No Score Yet 86% Islam: Empire of Faith Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Force More Powerful Narrator - 1999
No Score Yet 21% Parting Shots Renzo Locatelli (Character) - 1999
33% 62% Alice in Wonderland Major Caterpillar (Character) - 1999
40% 36% The Confession Harry Fertig (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet A More Powerful Force Narrator - 1999
No Score Yet 36% The Tale of Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 36% Crime and Punishment Porfiry (Character) - 1998
82% 74% Photographing Fairies Reverend Templeton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 50% Weapons of Mass Distraction Julian Messenger (Character) - 1997
60% 61% The Assignment Amos (Character) $540.1K 1997
76% 80% Twelfth Night Feste (Character) $551.5K 1996
43% 31% Species Xavier Fitch (Character) $58.7M 1995
No Score Yet 79% Moses Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 85% Joseph Potifar (Character) - 1995
82% 81% Death and the Maiden Dr. Roberto Miranda (Character) $3.1M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberation Narrator - 1994
95% 72% Dave Vice President Gary Nance (Character) $61.0M 1993
98% 97% Schindler's List Itzhak Stern (Character) $96.6M 1993
100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Bruce Pandolfini (Character) $7.9M 1993
79% 80% Sneakers Cosmo (Character) $50.6M 1992
No Score Yet 38% Freddie the Frog Freddie (Voice) - 1992
No Score Yet 48% Freddie as F.R.O.7 Freddie (Voice) $1.1M 1992
84% 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
69% 60% Pascali's Island Basil Pascali (Character) $861.1K 1988
64% 72% Without a Clue Dr. John Watson (Character) $7.3M 1988
87% 87% Maurice Lasker-Jones (Character) $45.9K 1987
No Score Yet 93% Testimony Dmitri Shostakovich (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Sahara Sholomon (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sealed Train Lenin (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 45% Harem Selim (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 60% Silas Marner Silas Marner (Character) - 1985
82% 73% Turtle Diary William Snow (Character) $2.2M 1985
No Score Yet 33% Camille Duval (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleeps Six Geoff Craven (Character) - 1984
86% 77% Betrayal Robert (Character) - 1983
85% 92% Gandhi Mohandas K. Gandhi (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 68% Hard Labour Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 64% Fear Is the Key Royale (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
88% 88% Perpetual Grace LTD Pastor Byron Brown, Pa (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2019
74% 100% Watership Down General Woundwort (Voice) 2018
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 0% The Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tut Ay (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
100% 91% Garfunkel and Oates Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Hollywood's Greatest Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010-2011 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2009
92% 97% The Sopranos Himself (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anne Frank Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Major Caterpillar (Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dickens of London Unknown (Character) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: Perpetual Grace LTD Pastor Byron Brown/Pa (Character)