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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
By United Press International
Ford joins sci-fi picture 'Ender's Game'

Ford joins sci-fi picture 'Ender's Game'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford has signed up for a role in "Ender's Game," a science-fiction film based on Orson Scott Card's novel, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Hugo' is 'a work of art'

Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Hugo' is 'a work of art'

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- British actor Sacha Baron Cohen says director Martin Scorsese intended to create an enchanting, intelligent work of art with their new family movie "Hugo" and wasn't concerned little ones might find it too long to sit through at 127 minutes.
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Elton's Oscar party raises $4M for charity

Elton's Oscar party raises $4M for charity

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The 19th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles raised nearly $4 million for the fight against HIV/AIDS, organizers said.
Mortimer, Stuhlbarg land 'Hugo' roles

Mortimer, Stuhlbarg land 'Hugo' roles

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg have joined the cast of "Hugo Cabret," the movie Martin Scorsese is now shooting in London, GK Films said Wednesday.
Scorsese starts first 3D film in London

Scorsese starts first 3D film in London

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese has begun shooting "Hugo Cabret," his first 3D movie, in London, said GK Films and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Clooney heading to Guys Choice Awards

Clooney heading to Guys Choice Awards

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- George Clooney, LeBron James, Ben Affleck, Ben Kingsley and Kiefer Sutherland are confirmed to attend the Guys Choice Awards show in Los Angeles.

Kingsley re-embraced India for new film

CANNES, France, May 17 (UPI) -- Actor Ben Kingsley says he feels a connection with India, the focus of both his latest movie and his Oscar-winning turn as spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi.
Author: 'Fifty' film not a true account

Author: 'Fifty' film not a true account

TORONTO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Northern Irish author Martin McGartland says the film "Fifty Dead Men Walking," based on his autobiography, isn't an accurate portrayal of his experiences.
Hopper happy to work with Kingsley

Hopper happy to work with Kingsley

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper said he was thrilled to share scenes with Ben Kingsley in their new film, "Elegy."
Cruz reserved about Johansson kiss

Cruz reserved about Johansson kiss

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Spanish actress Penelope Cruz says she has no "funny answer" to the question of the quality of her on-screen kiss with Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson.
'Persia' release postponed until 2010

'Persia' release postponed until 2010

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The release of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," Hollywood's big-screen adaptation of the popular video game, reportedly has been postponed a year.

'Guru' unveils new side of Timberlake

HOLLYWOOD, March 1 (UPI) -- Pop singer Justin Timberlake apparently will show off his comedic abilities in the new Hollywood movie "The Love Guru," it was reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

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.
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Actor Sir Ben Kingsley (L) meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on April 6, 2005. Kingsley, who portrayed Gandhi in the movie of that name is involved in a project to show the movie, dubbed in Arabic, in West Bank and Gaza communities to offer an alternative to violence. (UPI Photo/Omar Rashidi)
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Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji (Gujarati:કૃષ્ણા પંડિત ભાનજી); 31 December 1943) is an English actor. He has won Oscar, 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.

Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji in Snainton, near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, the son of Anna Lyna Mary (née Goodman), an actress and model, and Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a medical doctor.

Kingsley's father was born in Kenya of Gujarati Indian descent; Kingsley's paternal grandfather was a spice trader who had moved from India to Zanzibar, where Kingsley's father lived until moving to England at the age of 14. Ben Kingsley's mother, born out of wedlock, was "loath to speak of her background"; she was the daughter of an English East London garment worker mother and a father who was believed by the family to have been a Russian or German Jew.

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