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The British knighthood includes such actors as Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Ben Kingsley, who reportedly gets upset if you don't reffer to him as Sir Ben Kingsley. Now it's Danny Boyle's turn. The filmmaker is one of the top directors in the world with such movies as "28 Days Later," "The Beach," "127 Hours," and "Slumdog Millionaire," which won the Best Picture. He also received the honor of choreographing London's 2012 Olympics. But when the knighthood committee approached Boyle with an offer to make him Sir Danny Boyle, the director quickly declined, stating: "I'm very proud to be an equal citizen and I think that's what the Opening Ceremony [of the Olympics] was actually about." Boyle now joins a small group of people who have declined the knighthood, including Malcolm McDowell (Halloween, A Clockwork Orange). »

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