10 Questions for Sir Ben Kingsley

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Portrait of Ben Kingsley.

From Holocaust survivor to criminal brute, challenging roles have defined this Oscar-winner's acting career. Next up: a turn as a Roman shaman in The Last Legion. Sir Ben Kingsley will now take your questions

Which of your roles has been the closest to the real you?Mark Koop, THREE HILLS, ALTA.
I would say recently Elegy, with Penélope Cruz, and also Turtle Diary. But my mom would say "Oh, House of Sand and Fog, that's my boy." Those roles are like walking a tightrope. I could lose my balance and topple...