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Actor Dev Patel has gone from 'Slumdog' to 'Infinity'

Actor Dev Patel has gone from 'Slumdog' to 'Infinity'

Actor Dev Patel has played many roles: a Slumdog Millionaire, a Marigold Hotel owner, a Network intern, an Airbender. Now he's grappling with impossible equations as Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan in "The Man Who Knew Infinity."

For the film, Londoner Patel had to master a Southern Indian accent and face one of his greatest fears: crunching numbers. "I suffer from mathematically induced brain freeze," said Patel, 26, laughing. "My dad is an accountant and a numbers wizard, so I've been quite the letdown in that area."

Based on a true story, Ramanujan is a low-level Indian clerk who's plucked from obscurity by Trinity College...

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