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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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Narozen(a):
Apr 24, 1964 In Cotonou, Benin
Movie/TV Credits:
48
První projekt:
In the movie Paradise Lost
Poslední projekt:
Film Shazam! 2019-04-03

Hrál ve filmech:
Poster of Stejně tak jiný jako já
Poster of Král Artuš: Legenda o meči
Poster of Povětří
Poster of Ostrov


Filmografie
Film Blazing Samurai Sumo 2020
Film Paradise Lost Abdiel 2020
Film Shazam! The Wizard 2019-04-03
Film Jak vycvičit draka 3 Drago Bludvist (voice) 2019-01-03
Film Captain Marvel Korath 2019-03-06
Film Ticho před bouří Duke 2019-01-24
Film Aquaman King Ricou (voice) 2018-12-07
Film Stejně tak jiný jako já Denver 2017-10-20
Film Král Artuš: Legenda o meči Bedivere 2017-05-11
Film Legenda o Tarzanovi Chief Mbonga 2016-06-29
Film Sedmý syn Radu 2015-01-07
Film Rychle a zběsile 7 Jakande 2015-04-01
Film The Vatican Tapes Vicar Imani 2015-07-24
Seriál Městečko Pines CJ Mitchum 2015-05-14
Film Povětří Cartwright 2015-08-14
Film Jak vycvičit draka 2 Drago (voice) 2014-06-19
Film Strážci Galaxie Korath 2014-07-30
Film Výdejna zavazadel Quinton 2013-09-27
Film Bílý Elephant Curtie Church 2011-05-17
Film Speciální jednotka Kovax 2011-11-02
Seriál Black Panther Black Panther 2010-01-16
Film The Tempest Caliban 2010-12-10
Film Push Agent Henry Carver 2009-02-04
Film Nikdy to nevzdávej Jean Roqua 2008-03-04
Film Krvavý diamant Solomon Vandy 2006-12-07
Film Eragon Ajihad 2006-12-14
Film Salon krásy Joe 2005-06-02
Film Constantine Midnite 2005-02-08
Film Ostrov Albert Laurent 2005-07-21
Film Blueberry Woodhead 2004-02-09
Seriál Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film Motorkáři Motherland 2003-01-31
Film In America Mateo 2003-10-31
Film Lara Croft - Tomb Raider: Kolébka života Kosa 2003-07-21
Film Blbec na krku Youssouf 2002-04-10
Film Čtyři pírka: Zkouška cti Abou Fatma 2002-09-08
Seriál Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Seriál Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Film Gladiátor Juba 2000-05-01
Film The Middle Passage Narrator (U.S. Version) 2000-09-09
Film Chobotnice Vivo 1998-01-30
Seriál The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Amistad Cinque 1997-12-03
Seriál Hvězdná brána Horus 1997-07-27
Film Hvězdná brána Horus 1994-10-27
Seriál Pohotovost Unknown 1994-09-19
Film Unlawful Entry Prisoner on Bench 1992-06-26
Seriál The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18