Quote:I think Ben Kingsley is an excellent actor. The guy does tremendous work with everything he does. As soon as I heard a while back he was on board for The Mandarin, I got excited, because he brings characters to their next level.
I love Ben Kingsley as an actor but I feel like the role should have been offered to an Oriental actor, preferably a Chinese one.
Normally I would agree. I like as much authenticity as can be had for roles like this, especially when dealing with characters who originate from other countries.
BUT, Ben Kingsley is such an over the top actor, landing someone with his credentials is hard to pass up for movie exec's.