Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE is an English actor who has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List, Sexy Beast, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Hugo. Kingsley will play the supervillian the Mandarin in the upcoming film Iron Man 3.
Kingsley was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. In 2010, Kingsley was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
You can throw away the privilege of acting, but that would be such a shame. The tribe has elected you to tell its story. You are the shaman/healer, that's what the storyteller is, and I think it's important for actors to appreciate that. Too often actors think it's all about them, when in reality it's all about the audience being able to recognize themselves in you. The more you pull away from the public, the less power you have on screen.