Ben Kingsley holds no admiration for his character in 'Operation Finale'

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Ben Kingsley said 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 travels 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.

The film hits theaters Aug. 29. It also stars Oscar Isaac, Nick Kroll, and Melanie Laurent.

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