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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: The Rhythm Nation Compilation
Latest Project:
Movie How to Train Your Dragon 3 2019-03-01

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 How to Train Your Dragon 3 Drago 2019-03-01
Movie Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 Himself 2018
Movie Same Kind of Different as Me Denver 2017-10-20
Movie Blazing Samurai Sumo 2017-04-12
Series Filmography Unknown 2017-04-17
Movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Bedivere 2017-05-12
Movie In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven Unknown 2017
Movie The Legend of Tarzan Unknown 2016-07-01
Movie Furious 7 Unknown 2015-04-03
Series Celebrity Conversations Unknown 2015-07-13
Movie The Vatican Tapes Vicar Imani 2015-07-22
Movie 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards Himself 2015-02-04
Movie Seventh Son Radu 2015-02-06
Series Wayward Pines CJ Mitchum 2015-05-14
Movie Furious 7: Race Wars Himself 2015-09-15
Movie Furious 7: Flying Cars Himself 2015-09-15
Movie Furious 7: Snatch and Grab Himself 2015-09-15
Movie Furious 7: Tower Jumps Himself 2015-09-15
Movie Furious 7: Back to the Starting Line Himself - 'Jakande' 2015-09-15
Movie The Cars of Furious 7 Himself 2015-09-15
Movie Air Cartwright 2015-08-14
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Korath 2014-08-01
Series Sidewalks Entertainment Unknown 2014
Movie How to Train Your Dragon 2 Drago 2014-06-13
Movie The Road to Freedom Peak Unknown 2013
Movie Baggage Claim Quinton 2013-09-27
Movie Special Forces Kovax 2011-11-02
Movie Elephant White Curtie Church 2011-05-17
Movie Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Himself 2011-05-01
Movie The Tempest Caliban 2011-01-07
Series Black Panther Black Panther / ... 2010-01-16
Movie 2009 MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 2009
Movie Push Henry Carver 2009-02-06
Movie Never Back Down Jean Roqua 2008-03-14
Movie Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo Unknown 2008-02-05
Movie Inside the Inheritance Trilogy: The Magic of 'Eragon' Unknown 2007
Movie Blood Diamond: Focus Points Himself 2007-06-05
Movie 38th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2007-03-02
Movie Blood Diamond: Inside the Siege of Freetown Himself 2007-03-20
Movie The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2007-01-15
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2007-02-21
Movie The 79th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2007-02-25
Movie Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards Unknown 2007-02-04
Movie 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2007-01-28
Movie The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Unknown 2007-01-20
Movie A Place in Time Himself 2007-04-27
Movie Eragon Ajihad 2006-12-15
Movie Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy 2006-12-08
Movie 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies Unknown 2005-11-22
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie The Future in Action Himself 2005-12-13
Movie The Island Albert Laurent 2005-07-22
Movie Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' Himself 2005-06-07
Movie Beauty Shop Unknown 2005-03-30
Movie Constantine Midnite 2005-02-18
Movie Renegade Woodhead 2004-02-11
Movie 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2004-02-22
Movie The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Unknown 2004-02-28
Movie In America Mateo 2004-02-06
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Inside the Industry Himself 2003-11-01
Movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Kosa 2003-07-25
Movie Biker Boyz Motherland 2003-01-31
Series Last Call with Carson Daly Unknown 2002-01-08
Movie Heroes Mystery Man 2002-10-10
Movie The Four Feathers Abou Fatma 2002-09-20
Movie Dead Weight Det. Youssouf 2002-04-10
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies Himself 2001-06-12
Movie The 100 Greatest Films Unknown 2001-11-24
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie The Tag Marshall 2001-04-13
Movie 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2001-03-11
Movie The Middle Passage Narrator 2001-02-14
Movie Gladiator Juba 2000-05-05
Movie 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Unknown 2000-05-09
Series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Series 106 & Park Top 10 Live Unknown 2000-09-01
Movie The Making of 'Amistad' Himself 1999-05-04
Movie The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards Himself 1998-03-10
Series The Wild Thornberrys Unknown 1998-09-01
Movie Deep Rising Vivo 1998-01-30
Movie The 70th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1998-03-23
Movie The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1998-01-18
Movie Amistad Cinque 1997-12-25
Movie The Small Hours None 1997
Movie Ill Gotten Gains Unknown 1997
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-05-26
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Unknown 1995-03-27
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Stargate Horus 1994-10-28
Movie Killing Zoe Unknown 1994-09-01
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
Movie Unlawful Entry Unknown 1992-06-26
Series KTLA Morning News Unknown 1991-06-01
Movie Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation Himself 1990
Movie Without You I'm Nothing Unknown 1990-05-11
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14