Gould plays voice of God in 'Commandments'

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Elliott Gould, who plays the voice of God in the upcoming animated film, "The Ten Commandments," says he thinks the guidelines are still relevant.

Rai, Kingsley to star in Taj Mahal tale

LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has signed on to co-star with Britain's Ben Kingsley in a feature film about the Taj Mahal, the BBC said Wednesday.

Kingsley to play Shakespeare in 'Will'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- British actor Ben Kingsley will take on the role of famed writer William Shakespeare in the film "Will," due out from his own SBK Pictures studio.

Kingsley marries bride No. 4

SPELSBURY, England, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- British actor Ben Kingsley, taking the wedding plunge for the fourth time, has married 34-year-old Brazilian actress Daniela Barbose de Carneiro.

China's Great Wall a top 'wonder'

LISBON, Portugal, July 7 (UPI) -- The Great Wall of China topped the new "Seven Wonders of the World" in voting by 100 million people worldwide, it was announced in Portugal.

Marisa Tomei to star in CBS comedy pilot

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Actress Marisa Tomei, who won an Oscar as the wisecracking Mona Lisa Vito in "My Cousin Vinny," has signed with CBS to headline a comedy pilot. In "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud," Tomei will play the title character, a very smart, opinionated auth

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.
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Hartnett goes 'schlubby' for 'Slevin'

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Josh Hartnett says he didn't work out before his towel scenes in "Lucky Number Slevin" because he wanted his character to appear doughy and harmless.

Kingsley compares 'Slevin' to 'Lear'

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Ben Kingsley says his theater background helped him see similarities between his new movie, "Lucky Number Slevin," and Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedies.

Puttnam blasts Kingsley for pretension

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British film veteran David Puttnam says Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley is "barmy" for insisting he be referred to as "Sir Ben."

Little revealed about 'Sopranos' finale

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos" cast and creator David Chase were interrogated by TV writers in Pasadena, Calif., but gave up little about the show's upcoming final season.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 31, the 365th and last day of 2005.
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'Gandhi' star, wife reported split

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley reportedly has split with his wife of 15 months after she was photographed kissing another man.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 31, the 366th and last day of 2004.
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Kevorkian bio film in the works

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Ben Kingsley tops the list of actors being considered to play Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a film about the U.S. assisted-suic Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple, w

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British poll ranks top movie gangsters

LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Marlon Brando's portrayal of Don Vito Corleone in the "Godfather" has been voted the top movie don of all time, a poll in Britain found. A UCI Cinema survey of gangster greats found Robert De Niro's role as Vito Corleone in the follow-up "Godfather II"

Ben Kingsley in gangster drama

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Ben Kingsley will join the cast of the upcoming gangster drama "Lucky Number Sleven," Daily Variety said Monday.

Roman Polanski filming 'Oliver Twist'

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 27 (UPI) -- Producer Roman Polanski will film a new version of the popular Charles Dickens children's classic "Oliver Twist" in Prague.

Spielberg plans to film Olympic massacre

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Director Steven Spielberg plans to make a film about the kidnap and killing of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, the BBC said Thursday.

Jennifer Aniston to star in 'Gambit' redo

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- "Friends" actor Jennifer Aniston is set to star in the Hollywood remake of the 1966 British classic caper "Gambit."

Feature: The 'Sunset Blvd.' all-stars

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- An all-star cast headed by Oscar-winners Anjelica Huston and Sir Ben Kingsley is preparing for a reading of Billy Wilder's classic film "Sunset Blvd." in Hollyw
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Analysis: Spielberg, Schindler and Shoah

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg is steering clear of the controversy over Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," but at a Los Angeles appearance to promote the DVD release
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Bening, Kingsley star in 'Mrs. Harris'

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley have begun filming "Mrs. Harris," a U.S. film about love and obsession written by playwright Phyllis Nagy.

Sevigny to star in three new projects

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Chloe Sevigny has three new film and television projects in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.
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