Sir Ben Kingsley Talks About “Hugo”

Uploaded on Tuesday 22 November 2011


It was truly an honor meeting the legendary actor, Sir Ben Kingsley. He won an Oscar in 1982 for portraying the true-life role of “Gandhi,” and now, he’s back to playing a real-life character in “Hugo” as Georges Méliès, the father of narrative filmmaking. Will he bring home Oscar gold again?

In this interview, we talked about:

*** My shirt featuring Méliès’ “Trip to the Moon” iconic shot of the moon hit in the eye by a rocket ship
*** Why he wanted to work with Scorsese again who he collaborated before in “Shutter Island”
*** The magical world of Méliès
*** No one can make a movie about the history of cinema better than Scorsese can
*** His attraction to the tragic but ultimately redemptive character of Méliès
*** The physicality of his role
*** The lost glory days of Méliès
*** What does he want the audience to takeaway from watching “Hugo”


Language: English

Length: 3:00

Country: United States