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  • Ben Kingsley

    Born on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

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House of Sand and Fog (2003)

Ben Kingsley as "Massoud Amir Behrani"

Reformed drug addict Kathy Nicolo (Jennifer Connelly) has her California coast house, which she inherited from her father, taken away by the county due to a misunderstanding about back taxes. The place is bought by Iranian immigrant Massoud Amir Behrani (Ben Kingsley), who intends to fix it up and sell it in order to provide a better life for his wife (Shohreh Aghdashloo) and son (Jonathan Ahdout). However, Kathy, desperate to get the house back, begins harassing Behrani so he will return it.

Academy Award (2003) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (2003) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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Aug 7th 2014, 9:00AM

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Jenni Miller on Jul 30th 2014, 9:15AM

Jul 30th 2014, 9:15AM

Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley, and Mark Strong Explain Why Brits Make Great Villains in Epic Super Bowl Ad (VIDEO)

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Katie Roberts on Jan 28th 2014, 1:00PM

Jan 28th 2014, 1:00PM

The Mandarin Will Star in Marvel's Next One-Shot, 'All Hail the King'

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Erin Whitney on Oct 24th 2013, 9:30AM

Oct 24th 2013, 9:30AM

There's a 'Secret Marvel Project' and It Could Star Ben Kingsley

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Katie Roberts on Oct 22nd 2013, 12:45PM

Oct 22nd 2013, 12:45PM

Sigourney Weaver Joins Ridley Scott's 'Exodus,' Aaron Paul in Talks to Play Joshua

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Katie Roberts on Aug 27th 2013, 2:00PM

Aug 27th 2013, 2:00PM

'Ender's Game' Final Trailer: The Kid Is in Command (VIDEO)

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Aug 6th 2013, 10:00AM

Asa Butterfield & Hailee Steinfeld on 'Ender's Game,' Tear-Inducing Pranks, and the Harrison Ford Moment They'll Never Forget

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Jul 19th 2013, 7:00PM

'Ender's Game' Character Posters: Colonel Graff (and More) Revealed!

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Jul 17th 2013, 10:00AM

Sir Ben Kingsley on How 'Hugo' Ranks With Other Martin Scorsese Films and His 'Sopranos' Cameo

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Alex Suskind on Dec 16th 2011, 6:50AM

Dec 16th 2011, 6:50AM

Georges Méliès and the Magic of 'Hugo'

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Dec 2nd 2011, 6:40AM

What are the Secrets of 'Hugo'? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

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Nov 22nd 2011, 12:30PM

Morning Grind: Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens May Go on 'Spring' Break With James Franco

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Nov 2nd 2011, 4:00AM

Michael Pitt, Ben Kingsley and Vincent Piazza Recreate 'Goodfellas' for Harper's Bazaar

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Oct 12th 2011, 2:30PM

Early Edition: Jack Ryan Reboot Moves Ahead; Ben Kingsley Joins 'The Dictator'; More

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