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Ben Kingsley will be 70 in December, and you might think the Academy Award-winning star of "Gandhi" would become reflective as he approaches such a milestone.

Not at all.  At least not yet."I'm very much in my future," Sir Ben tells Radio Times. "I'm non-reflective. I never look back or lean back. It's always the next challenge, the next thing… totally."

His current thing is Ender's Game, an adaptation of Orson Scott Card's 1985 science fiction novel, in which he plays Mazer Rackham, a war hero with a tattooed face. Kingsley insists Ender's Game isn't your typical science-fiction fare.  In fact, he even compares it to Shakespeare.

"The context is science fiction just as the context of Hamlet was Denmark and Romeo and Juliet, Padua," Kingsley explains. "This is the future and it's a science fiction context but the struggle for a young man's soul from adolescence to young adulthood is classic."

Ben Kingsley joins Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone via satellite on Good Day LA

Fun facts about Ben Kingsley (Source: Wikipedia)

1) Ben is an English actor who has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes 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. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List (1993), Sexy Beast (2000), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Hugo (2011), and Iron Man 3 (2013).

2) Kingsley was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2000, and was made a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. In 2010, Kingsley was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

‘Ender's Game' opens Friday.

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