Djimon Hounsou

 


Djimon Hounsou


Djimon Gaston Hounsou is a Beninese-American actor and model. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Hounsou became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. He was reluctant to renounce his Beninese citizenship and therefore opted to become a dual citizen of both Benin and the United States, effectively rendering him a Beninese-American. Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in 1964, to lbertine and Pierre Hounsou. He immigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. In 1987, he became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the U.S. in 1990. One year before obtaining his college degree, he dropped out of school. In the 1989 he appeared in a music video of Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing, and he has had television parts on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias, but received a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1990 Janet Jackson video “Love Will Never Do (Without You).” He also starred in a 2002 Gap commercial directed by Peter Lindbergh, dancing to a rendition of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" by Arrested Development's Baba Oje. He received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further notice as Juba, in the 2000 film Gladiator. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for In America, in 2004, becoming the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar (along with Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway and Omar Sharif). In 2006, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond; he received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance. In 2007, Hounsou began dating model/CEO of Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons. In 2008 Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family and while there, the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. On May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named because Kenzo means 3 (Kimora's third child). Hounsou is now a naturalized United States citizen and resides in Los Angeles.  


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Djimon Hounsou is known for:



Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy



Furious 7

Furious 7



Gladiator

Gladiator



Aquaman

Aquaman



Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines



The View

The View



ER

ER



Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!


Djimon Hounsou Movie Credits


Gladiator

Character : Juba

Constantine

Character : Midnite

Blood Diamond

Character : Solomon Vandy

 

The Island

Character : Albert Laurent

Blueberry

Character : Woodhead

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life

Character : Kosa

Stargate

Character : Horus

Eragon

Character : Ajihad

In America

Character : Mateo

Amistad

Character : Cinque

Never Back Down

Character : Jean Roqua

Biker Boyz

Character : Motherland

The Four Feathers

Character : Abou Fatma

Deep Rising

Character : Vivo

Push

Character : Agent Henry Carver

Beauty Shop

Character : Joe

The Tempest

Character : Caliban

Le Boulet

Character : Youssouf

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Character : Drago Bludvist (voice)

Forces spéciales

Character : Kovax

Elephant White

Character : Curtie Church

Paradise Lost

Character : Abdiel

Passage du milieu

Character : Narrator (U.S. Version)

Baggage Claim

Character : Quinton

Guardians of the Galaxy

Character : Korath

Furious 7

Character : Jakande

Seventh Son

Character : Radu

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Character : Bedivere

The Vatican Tapes

Character : Vicar Imani

Air

Character : Cartwright

Unlawful Entry

Character : Prisoner on Bench

The Legend of Tarzan

Character : Chief Mbonga

Same Kind of Different as Me

Character : Denver

Blazing Samurai

Character : Sumo

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Character : Drago Bludvist (voice)

I Am Heath Ledger

Character : Himself

Black Panther

Character : T'Challa

Captain Marvel

Character : Korath

Serenity

Character : No character defined

Shazam!

Character : The Wizard

Aquaman

Character : The Fisherman King

Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

Character : The Champ

Charlie's Angels

Character : Bosley

Djimon Hounsou Tv Credits


The View

Character : No character defined

ER

Character : No character defined

The Academy Awards

Character : No character defined

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Character : No character defined

Alias

Character : No character defined

Soul Food

Character : No character defined

Black Panther

Character : Black Panther

Wayward Pines

Character : CJ Mitchum