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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
Series Sidewalks Entertainment Unknown 2017
Movie Blazing Samurai Sumo 2017
Movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Bedivere 2017-05-12
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 Seventh Son Radu 2015-02-06
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Korath 2014-08-01
Movie How to Train Your Dragon 2 Drago 2014-06-13
Movie The Tempest Caliban 2011-01-07
Movie Special Forces Kovax 2011-11-02
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 Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy 2006-12-08
Movie Eragon Ajihad 2006-12-15
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie Constantine Midnite 2005-02-18
Movie The Island Albert Laurent 2005-07-22
Movie In America Mateo 2004-02-06
Movie Renegade Woodhead 2004-02-11
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie Biker Boyz Motherland 2003-01-31
Movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Kosa 2003-07-25
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Four Feathers Abou Fatma 2002-09-20
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies Himself 2001-06-12
Movie Gladiator Juba 2000-05-05
Movie The 70th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1998-03-23
Series The Wild Thornberrys Unknown 1998-09-01
Movie The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1998-01-18
Movie Amistad Cinque 1997-12-25
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-06-15
Movie Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 Himself 1996
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Movie Killing Zoe Unknown 1994-09-01
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
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