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Kingsley: I Wanted to Nail Eichmann to Gates of Auschwitz

Kingsley has dedicated his performance to Holocaust survivor and activist Elie Wiesel

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    Sir Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac talk about the things that fueled their acting behind Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann and Israeli agent Peter Malkin, how the victims of the Holocaust shaped Eichmann's legacy and why "Operation Finale" is a relevant movie for 2018. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018)

    Ben Kingsley says he didn't portray Adolf Eichmann out of love or admiration. Rather, he wanted to "nail him to the gates of Auschwitz."

    The Oscar-winning Kingsley has tackled historical figures before, including Mahatma Gandhi, Otto Frank and Simon Wiesenthal. Playing Eichmann in "Operation Finale" produced an entirely different feeling in him.

    The story takes place fifteen years after the end of World War II. A team of Mossad agents travel to Argentina with the extremely dangerous mission of smuggling Eichmann out of the country to bring him to justice in Israel.

    Kingsley has dedicated his performance to Holocaust survivor and activist Elie Wiesel.

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