Kingsley won a best actor /*Oscar*/ in 1983 for his portrayal of Mohandas Gandhi in "Gandhi."
He also received a best actor Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of a former Iranian Army colonel in the 2003 film "House of Sand and Fog," and best supporting actor nominations for his roles as Meyer Lansky in "Bugsy" and a brutal gangster in "Sexy Beast."
City News Service contributed to this report.
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