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Sir Ben Kingsley
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[on winning the Oscar for Best Actor in Gandhi
(1982)] If I knew I was going to win, I would not have gone dressed as a waiter.
Kingsley's father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born physician of Gujrati Indian descent. Kingsley's mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman) Bhanji, was an English fashion model and actress; she appeared in films in the 1920s and 1930s. Kingsley's maternal grandfather was believed by the family to have been of Russian Jewish or German Jewish descent, while Kingsley's maternal grandmother was of...
Often portrays sinister villains or sympathetic friends of the main character