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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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Apr 24, 1964 Dans Cotonou, Benin
Crédits Movie / TV :
Apparu en premier:
Dans le movie The Small Hours
Dernier projet:
Film How to Train Your Dragon 3 2019-03-01
Connu pour
Poster of Les Gardiens de la Galaxie
Poster of Dragons 2
Poster of Beauty shop
Poster of Soul Food
Film Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 Himself 2019
Film Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation Himself 2019
Film The Small Hours None 2019
Film Blazing Samurai Sumo 2019
Film Paradise Lost Abdiel 2019
Film How to Train Your Dragon 3 Drago 2019-03-01
Film Dragons 3 Drago Bludvist (voice) 2019-01-23
Film Blazing Samurai Sumo 2018-05-10
Film Le Roi Arthur : La Légende d'Excalibur Bedivere 2017-05-10
Film Same Kind of Different as Me Denver 2017-10-20
Film Same Kind of Different as Me Denver 2017-10-20
Film Я - Хит Леджер Himself 2017-10-12
Film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Bedivere 2017-05-12
Film Tarzan Chief Mbonga 2016-06-29
Film 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards Himself 2015-02-04
Film Seventh Son Radu 2015-02-06
Film Fast and Furious 7 Jakande 2015-04-01
Film Air Cartwright 2015-08-14
Film The Vatican Tapes Vicar Imani 2015-08-06
Series Wayward Pines CJ Mitchum 2015-05-14
Series Wayward Pines CJ Mitchum 2015-05-14
Film Les Dossiers secrets du Vatican Vicar Imani 2015-07-24
Film Air Cartwright 2015-08-14
Film Dragons 2 Drago Bludvist (voice) 2014-06-12
Film Le Septième fils Radu 2014-12-12
Film Guardians of the Galaxy Korath 2014-08-01
Film Les Gardiens de la Galaxie Korath 2014-07-30
Film How to Train Your Dragon 2 Drago 2014-06-13
Film Destination Love Quinton 2013-09-27
Film Baggage Claim Quinton 2013-09-27
Film Black Panther T'Challa 2011-01-18
Film Отряд особого назначения Kovax 2011-11-03
Film Forces spéciales Kovax 2011-11-02
Film The Tempest Caliban 2011-07-21
Film Elephant White Curtie Church 2011-05-17
Film Bangkok Revenge Curtie Church 2011-05-17
Film Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Himself 2011-05-01
Film La Tempête Caliban 2010-12-10
Series Black Panther Black Panther 2010-01-16
Series Black Panther Black Panther / ... 2010-01-16
Film Push Agent Henry Carver 2009-02-04
Film Push Henry Carver 2009-02-06
Film Never Back Down Jean Roqua 2008-03-04
Film Never Back Down Jean Roqua 2008-03-14
Film Inside the Inheritance Trilogy: The Magic of 'Eragon' Himself 2007-03-20
Film Blood Diamond: Inside the Siege of Freetown Himself 2007-03-20
Film Eragon Ajihad 2006-12-15
Film Eragon Ajihad 2006-12-14
Film Кровавый алмаз Solomon Vandy 2006-12-08
Film Blood diamond Solomon Vandy 2006-12-07
Film Constantine Midnite 2005-02-08
Film The Future in Action Himself 2005-12-13
Film The Island Albert Laurent 2005-07-22
Film Constantine Midnite 2005-02-18
Film Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' Himself 2005-06-07
Film The Island Albert Laurent 2005-07-20
Film Beauty shop Joe 2005-06-02
Film Blueberry : l'expérience secrète Woodhead 2004-02-09
Film В Америке Mateo 2004-02-06
Film Renegade Woodhead 2004-02-11
Film Biker Boyz Motherland 2003-01-31
Film In America Mateo 2003-10-31
Film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Kosa 2003-07-25
Film Lara Croft : Tomb Raider, Le berceau de la vie Kosa 2003-07-21
Film Biker Boyz Motherland 2003-01-31
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film The Four Feathers Abou Fatma 2002-09-20
Film Frères du désert Abou Fatma 2002-09-08
Film Полный привод Det. Youssouf 2002-10-03
Film Le Boulet Youssouf 2002-04-10
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Film The Middle Passage Narrator 2001-02-14
Film AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies Himself 2001-06-12
Film The Tag Marshall 2001-04-13
Film Gladiator Juba 2000-05-05
Film Passage du milieu Narrator (U.S. Version) 2000-09-09
Series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Film Gladiator Juba 2000-05-01
Film The Making of 'Amistad' Himself 1999-05-04
Film Deep Rising Vivo 1998-01-30
Film Un cri dans l'océan Vivo 1998-01-30
Film The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards Himself 1998-03-10
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Amistad Cinque 1997-12-25
Film Ill Gotten Gains Fyah 1997-12-05
Film Amistad Cinque 1997-12-03
Series Urgences Unknown 1994-09-19
Film Звёздные врата Horus 1994-10-28
Film Stargate : La porte des étoiles Horus 1994-10-27
Series HBO First Look Himself 1994-03-01
Film Obsession fatale Prisoner on Bench 1992-06-26
Series Cérémonie des Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18