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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 Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator'
Latest Project:
Movie Paradise Lost 2018

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

Known For
Poster of Guardians of the Galaxy
Poster of Gladiator
Poster of The Island
Poster of Blood Diamond
Movie How to Train Your Dragon 3 Unknown 2019
Movie Paradise Lost Abdiel 2018
Movie Amistad Unknown 2018
Movie Constantine Unknown 2018
Movie Serenity Unknown 2018
Movie Never Back Down Unknown 2018
Movie Blood Diamond Unknown 2018
Series Wayward Pines Unknown 2018
Movie Blazing Samurai Unknown 2018
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2017
Movie In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven Unknown 2017
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 2017
Movie I Am Heath Ledger Unknown 2017
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2017
Movie Same Kind of Different as Me Unknown 2017
Movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Bedivere 2017-05-12
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Unknown 2017
Series Extra Unknown 2017
Movie The Legend of Tarzan Unknown 2016
Series Sidewalks Entertainment Unknown 2016
Series Celebrity Conversations Unknown 2016
Movie The Legend of Tarzan Chief Mbonga 2016-06-29
Series Last Call with Carson Daly Unknown 2016
Movie 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards Unknown 2015
Movie Furious 7: Back to the Starting Line Unknown 2015
Movie The Vatican Tapes Unknown 2015
Movie Air Unknown 2015
Movie Furious 7 Slim 2015-04-01
Movie Furious 7 Unknown 2015
Movie Seventh Son Unknown 2014
Movie How to Train Your Dragon 2 Unknown 2014
Movie How to Train Your Dragon 2 Drago Bludvist (voice) 2014-06-12
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Korath 2014-07-30
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Korath 2014-08-01
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 2013
Movie Baggage Claim Unknown 2013
Movie The Road to Freedom Peak Unknown 2013
Movie Special Forces Unknown 2011
Movie Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Unknown 2011
Movie Elephant White Unknown 2011
Movie The Tempest Unknown 2010
Series Black Panther Unknown 2010
Series KTLA Morning News Unknown 2009
Movie 2009 MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 2009
Movie Push Unknown 2009
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2008
Movie Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo Unknown 2008
Movie The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2007
Movie 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2007
Movie Blood Diamond: Focus Points Unknown 2007
Series HBO First Look Unknown 2007
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2007
Series 106 & Park Top 10 Live Unknown 2007
Movie The 79th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2007
Movie 38th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2007
Movie Inside the Inheritance Trilogy: The Magic of 'Eragon' Unknown 2007
Movie Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards Unknown 2007
Movie A Place in Time Unknown 2007
Movie The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Unknown 2007
Movie Blood Diamond: Inside the Siege of Freetown Unknown 2007
Movie Eragon Unknown 2006
Movie The Future in Action Unknown 2005
Movie Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' Unknown 2005
Series Filmography Unknown 2005
Series Alias Unknown 2005
Movie The Island Unknown 2005
Movie 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies Unknown 2005
Movie Beauty Shop Unknown 2005
Movie 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2004
Movie Renegade Unknown 2004
Movie The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Unknown 2004
Movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Unknown 2003
Series The Daily Show Unknown 2003
Movie Inside the Industry Unknown 2003
Movie Biker Boyz Unknown 2003
Movie Heroes Unknown 2002
Movie Dead Weight Unknown 2002
Movie In America Unknown 2002
Movie The Four Feathers Unknown 2002
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 2002
Movie The Tag Unknown 2001
Series Soul Food Unknown 2001
Movie The 100 Greatest Films Unknown 2001
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies Unknown 2001
Series 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2001
Movie The Middle Passage Unknown 2000
Movie Gladiator Juba 2000-05-05
Movie 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Unknown 2000
Series The Wild Thornberrys Unknown 1999
Movie The Making of 'Amistad' Unknown 1999
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1999
Movie The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards Unknown 1998
Series The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1998
Movie The 70th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1998
Movie Deep Rising Unknown 1998
Movie The Small Hours Unknown 1997
Movie Ill Gotten Gains Unknown 1997
Movie Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 Unknown 1996
Series ER Unknown 1995
Movie Stargate Unknown 1994
Movie Killing Zoe Unknown 1993
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1993
Movie Unlawful Entry Unknown 1992
Movie Without You I'm Nothing Unknown 1990
Movie Janet Jackson: Love Will Never Do (Without You) Unknown 1990
Movie Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation Unknown 1990