Ben Kingsley hates watching his Best Actor OSCAR win in 1982 - because he looked like "a demented wine waiter".

The Brit, who won for GANDHI, appeared as part of the Oscars "class photo" at Sunday's (23MAR03) ceremony, but he hated seeing his acceptance again.

He says, "I wore an ill-fitting white jacket and I'd grown a strange moustache for this play I was going to do on Broadway.

"I'd also been to the barber and he'd asked if I wanted some colour on my face because of my wintry pallour, and it turned orange. Not cool."