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Ben Kingsley is a Actor British born on 31 december 1943 at Snainton (United-kingdom)

Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley participated to 104 films (as actor, director or script writer).
Among those, 17 have good markets following the box office.

Here are the best films classified by number of entries :

Actor

The Jungle Book, 1h46
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Bill Murray
Roles Bagheera (voice)
Rating73% 3.693373.693373.693373.693373.69337
When the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) threatens his life, Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a boy raised by wolves, leaves his jungle home and, guided by Bagheera the panther (Ben Kingsley) and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray), sets out on a journey of self-discovery.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, 1h37
Directed by Shawn Levy
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Ben Stiller, Rami Malek, Rebel Wilson, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Dan Stevens
Roles Merenkahre
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
In 1938, in Egypt a team of archaeologists is searching for a tomb and its treasure. A young boy falls into it, calling to his father and the team; they discover a significant artifact, the tablet of Ahkmenrah. The locals tell them that if they remove the tablet, "the end will come".
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, 1h56
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Time travel films, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell, Richard Coyle
Roles Nizam
Rating65% 3.2967553.2967553.2967553.2967553.296755
In the royal city of Nasaf, the king Sharaman rules the nation of Persia with the help of his brother Nizam. The king goes on to have two sons named Tus and Garsiv. One day in the marketplace, an orphan boy named Dastan protects his friend, Bis, from being executed by Persian soldiers. The king sees Dastan's bravery and adopts him, making him a prince of Persia. Years later, Dastan is a grown man and is still up to his rebellious ways. However, he remains faithful to the empire. When Nizam receives proof that the city of Alamut is supplying weapons to Persian enemies, he and Tus plan to attack with Garsiv leading the siege. Ignoring Tus’ command, Dastan and Bis breech Alamut on their own, and destroy most of the city. Meanwhile, the princess of Alamut, Tamina, orders her servant Asoka to take a special dagger out of the city and protect it at all costs. During the battle, Dastan and Asoka cross paths and fight; Dastan ultimately wins. He then finds the dagger and keeps it.
Schindler's List, 3h17
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz
Roles Itzhak Stern
Rating85% 4.27044.27044.27044.27044.2704
In Kraków during World War II, the Germans had forced local Polish Jews into the overcrowded Kraków Ghetto. Oskar Schindler, an ethnic German, arrives in the city hoping to make his fortune. A member of the Nazi Party, Schindler lavishes bribes on Wehrmacht (German armed forces) and SS officials and acquires a factory to produce enamelware. To help him run the business, Schindler enlists the aid of Itzhak Stern, a local Jewish official who has contacts with black marketeers and the Jewish business community. Stern helps Schindler arrange loans to finance the factory. Schindler maintains friendly relations with the Nazis and enjoys wealth and status as "Herr Direktor", and Stern handles administration. Schindler hires Jewish workers because they cost less, while Stern ensures that as many people as possible are deemed essential to the German war effort, which saves them from being transported to concentration camps or killed.
Shutter Island, 2h10
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow
Roles Dr. John Cawley
Rating80% 4.048714.048714.048714.048714.04871
In 1954, two U.S. Marshals - Edward "Teddy" Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule - travel to the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island located in Boston Harbor as part of an investigation into the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando, incarcerated for drowning her three children. The sole clue is a note left by Solando, which reads: "The law of 4; who is 67?" Shortly after arrival, a storm prevents their return to the mainland for several days. Daniels finds the staff confrontational: the lead psychiatrist, Dr. John Cawley, refuses to hand over records of the hospital staff; Solando's doctor, Dr. Lester Sheehan, had left on vacation after her disappearance, and they are barred from searching Ward C and told that the lighthouse on the island has already been searched, so there is no need to search it. When a patient is being interrogated by Daniels, with a subterfuge she sends Aule away for a few seconds and scribbles "RUN" in Daniels' notepad.
Hugo
Hugo (2011)
, 2h7
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Adventure
Themes Films about films, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Steampunk films, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer
Roles Georges Méliès
Rating74% 3.7470253.7470253.7470253.7470253.747025
In 1931, 12-year-old Hugo Cabret lives in Paris with his father, a widowed, but kind and devoted master clockmaker. Hugo's father takes him to see films and loves those of Georges Méliès best of all.
The Dictator, 1h23
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Aasif Mandvi, John C. Reilly, Chris Gethard
Roles Tamir
Rating63% 3.197493.197493.197493.197493.19749
For years, the Republic of Wadiya (located in the Horn of Africa, supplanting the actual nation of Eritrea) has been ruled by Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen), a childish, tyrannical, sexist, anti-western, and antisemitic despot who surrounds himself with female bodyguards, sponsors al-Qaeda (specially giving shelter to Osama Bin Laden after "they killed his double one year ago") and is working on developing nuclear weapons to attack Israel. He also refused to sell Wadiya's oil fields, a promise he made to his father on his deathbed. After the United Nations Security Council resolves to intervene militarily, Aladeen travels to the UN Headquarters in New York to address the council.
Ender's Game, 1h54
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Moisés Arias, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld
Roles Mazer Rackham
Rating65% 3.2999853.2999853.2999853.2999853.299985
In the future, humanity is preparing to launch an attack on the homeworld of an alien race called the Formics who had attacked Earth and killed millions. Over the course of fifty years, gifted children are trained by the International Fleet to become commanders of a new fleet for this counter-attack.
The Boxtrolls, 1h36
Directed by Anthony Stacchi
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Toni Collette, Jared Harris
Roles Archibald Snatcher (voice)
Rating67% 3.397873.397873.397873.397873.39787
In the fictional large hill-top town of Cheesebridge during the Victorian era, rumors abound that subterranean trolls (known as Boxtrolls for the cardboard boxes they wear) have kidnapped and killed young children. Pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher strikes a deal with the city's leader Lord Portley-Rind to exterminate every Boxtroll in exchange for membership in the city's cheese-loving council called the White Hats despite the fact that he is severely allergic to cheese.
Gandhi
Gandhi (1982)
, 3h11
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Martin Sheen, Edward Fox, Roshan Seth, John Gielgud
Roles Mahatma Gandhi
Rating79% 3.998473.998473.998473.998473.99847
The screenplay of Gandhi is available as a published book. The film opens with a statement from the filmmakers explaining their approach to the problem of filming Gandhi's complex life story:
Rules of Engagement, 2h8
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer
Roles Ambassador Mourain
Rating63% 3.198933.198933.198933.198933.19893
Operation Kingfisher, a disastrous American advance in the Vietnam War has 2nd Lt. Terry Childers (Samuel L. Jackson) executing an unarmed prisoner in order to intimidate a Vietnam People's Army officer into calling off an ambush of U.S. Marines. His act thereby saves the life of wounded 2nd Lt. Hays Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones).
Dave
Dave (1993)
, 1h50
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Ving Rhames, Kevin Dunn, Ben Kingsley
Roles Vice-President Nance
Rating67% 3.398763.398763.398763.398763.39876
Dave Kovic (Kline) runs a temporary employment agency in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and has a side job impersonating President Bill Mitchell (Kline). He is requested by Secret Service agent Duane Stevensen (Rhames) to make an appearance as the President at a hotel. Dave assumes it is a matter of security, but it is really to cover up Mitchell's extramarital affair with a White House staffer (Laura Linney).
Bugsy
Bugsy (1991)
, 2h15
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Mob film, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna
Roles Meyer Lansky
Rating67% 3.3985753.3985753.3985753.3985753.398575
Gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, who works for the New York mob, goes to California and instantly falls in love with Virginia Hill, a tough-talking Hollywood starlet. The two meet for the first time when Bugsy visits his friend, actor George Raft, on a film set. He buys a house in Beverly Hills from opera singer Lawrence Tibbett, planning to stay there while his wife and two daughters remain in Scarsdale.
Oliver Twist, 2h10
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about children, L'enfance marginalisée
Actors Ben Kingsley, Jamie Foreman, Barney Clark, Harry Eden, Leanne Rowe, Edward Hardwicke
Roles Fagin
Rating68% 3.4477053.4477053.4477053.4477053.447705
In the 1800s, young orphan Oliver Twist is forcibly brought to a workhouse in an unidentified town In England on his ninth birthday. He and the other resident children are treated poorly and given very little food. Facing starvation, the boys select Oliver (through a lottery) to ask for more food at the next meal, which he tentatively does. This results in Oliver being chastised, and the workhouse officials, who are wealthy, well-fed, hypocritical men, decide to get rid of him. After nearly being sold as an apprentice to a cruel chimney sweep, Oliver is sent to Mr. Sowerberry, a coffin-maker, whose wife and senior apprentice take an instant dislike to the newcomer. After more poor treatment, Oliver snaps and attacks Noah, the snotty older apprentice, for having insulted his mother. Knowing his life with the Sowerberrys will only get worse, Oliver escapes on foot early the next morning.
House of Sand and Fog, 2h6
Directed by Vadim Perelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about immigration, Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher, Kim Dickens
Roles Behrani
Rating74% 3.7487153.7487153.7487153.7487153.748715
Abandoned by her husband, recovering drug addict Kathy Nicolo, living alone in a small house near San Francisco Bay Area, ignores eviction notices erroneously sent to her for nonpayment of county taxes. Assuming the misunderstanding was cleared up months ago, she is surprised when Sheriff's Deputy Lester Burdon arrives to forcibly evict her. Telling Kathy that her home is to be auctioned off, Burdon feels sympathy for her, helps her move out and advises her to seek legal assistance to regain her house.