Quotes by Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

English actor

Alive from: 1943-

Category: Movie

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    Every time we got something into the camera it was as if we were saying to the 6 million ghosts - with a wry smile on our faces, and a sense of accomplishment - That's for you!
    Source: On shooting Schindlers List
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    The camera does not like acting. The camera is only interested in filming behaviour. So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out, while standing on your head!
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    The hierarchy of class in London was rigid. It was like a religion. It still is to a certain extent.
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    The many many imponderables come together when a film opens and for all sorts of reasons it may or may not succeed.
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    The trick is to try and justify every word on the page and make sure my character is the man who would say that.
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    There have not been any troughs as regards my work. There's never been a trough of my assurance.
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    There is so much to do on a film set. It is an extraordinarily invigorating and wonderful place to be, when things are running well.
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    There was one titanic guiding light on the film set, and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma, in the deepest and most profound sense of the word.
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    When Attenborough asked me to do Gandhi it was almost like stepping off one boat and stepping on to another, even though both boats are going at 60 miles per hour.
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    When I choose a role it's either because I recognise the man, or that I'm very curious to know him. If I neither recognise nor know him, then it is better that I don't play him.
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    When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates. You get lazy and you start acting.
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    With narration, you have to be very accurate with your voice. It's a good exercise to do.
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