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Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator (2000) by Ridley Scott and Amistad (1997) by Steven Spielberg.

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Apr 24, 1964 In Cotonou, Benin
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996
Latest Project:
Movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 2017-05-12

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 18 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Guardians of the Galaxy
Poster of Blood Diamond
Poster of The Island
Poster of Gladiator
Movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Bedivere 2017-05-12
Movie Blazing Samurai Sumo 2017
Movie Seventh Son Radu 2015-02-06
Movie 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards Himself 2015-02-04
Movie Furious 7 Unknown 2015-04-03
Movie The Vatican Tapes Vicar Imani 2015-07-22
Series Wayward Pines CJ Mitchum 2015-05-14
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Korath 2014-08-01
Movie How to Train Your Dragon 2 Drago 2014-06-13
Movie Special Forces Kovax 2011-11-02
Movie The Tempest Caliban 2011-01-07
Movie Push Henry Carver 2009-02-06
Movie Never Back Down Unknown 2008
Movie The 79th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2007-02-25
Movie The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2007-01-15
Movie Eragon Ajihad 2006-12-15
Movie Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy 2006-12-08
Movie The Island Albert Laurent 2005-07-22
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie Constantine Midnite 2005-02-18
Movie Renegade Woodhead 2004-02-11
Movie In America Mateo 2004-02-06
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie Biker Boyz Motherland 2003-01-31
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Kosa 2003-07-25
Movie The Four Feathers Abou Fatma 2002-09-20
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies Himself 2001-06-12
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Gladiator Juba 2000-05-05
Movie The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1998-01-18
Series The Wild Thornberrys Unknown 1998-09-01
Movie The 70th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1998-03-23
Movie Amistad Cinque 1997-12-25
Movie Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 Himself 1996
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-06-15
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Sidewalks Entertainment Unknown 1995
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Killing Zoe Unknown 1994-09-01
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Series HBO First Look Himself 1994-03-01
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14