Perhaps one reason 'The Boxtrolls' snagged an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature: All those gag-inducing gross-out scenes.
Though Sir Ben Kingsley arrived at fame via the most peace-loving of paths with his title role in Gandhi, in recent years, he’s more often found playing the baddest of the bad, in a gaggle of films including Prince of Persia, Lucky Number Slevin and Iron Man 3. Yet when asked where his latest rogue, in the new animated film Boxtrolls, falls within his canon of rogues, Kingsley takes exception to labeling any of them eeeeevil. The film is the latest winner from Laika, the stop-motion wizards behind Coraline and ParaNorman.
Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine Meet Again in ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ Trailer Premiere Thank you sirs, may we have another? It’s been 26 years since the release of Without a Clue, the Sherlock Holmes spoof that first united British screen icons Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine. At long last the two reunite in Stonehearst Asylum, an upcoming dramatic thriller based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (the film was originally titled Eliza Graves). Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) takes the lead as Edward Newgate, a med school grad who accepts an unenviable new position at the titular mental institution in mid-19th century France (you know, when treatment of the mentally ill wasn’t exactly an evolved practice).
Every week through the remainder of 2014, Yahoo Movies is counting down Hollywood’s 50 very best working actors and actresses. Come back toYahoo Movies every Thursday to see who makes the cut. Greatest Actor Alive (No. 41): Ben Kingsley Age: 70 Stating the Case: Sir Ben Kingsley is an inspiration to aspiring actors: aside from being a class act, thorough professional, and skilled thespian with a collection of memorable and powerful performances, he’s also a shining example of how Hollywood stardom can be late coming.