LONDON, England (AP) -- Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley was invested with a knighthood Tuesday and told Queen Elizabeth II it was an honor far greater than receiving an Oscar.
"I told the queen that winning an Oscar pales into insignificance. This is insurmountable," said Kingsley following the ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Kingsley, 58, is most famous for his Oscar-winning title role in the 1982 movie "Gandhi," and is currently nominated for best supporting actor in the gangster thriller "Sexy Beast."
"I've been nominated for an Academy Award but I will be sitting there, in Los Angeles, thinking I'm a knight bachelor," he said.