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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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Nascido(a):
Apr 24, 1964 No(a) Cotonou, Benin
Filme / Créditos de TV:
33
Apareceu pela primeira vez:
No(a) movie Unlawful Entry 1992-06-26
Último projeto:
Filme Como Treinar o seu Dragão 3 2019-01-23
Conhecido Por
Filmografia
Filme Como Treinar o seu Dragão 3 Drago Bludvist (voice) 2019-01-23
Filme Blazing Samurai Sumo 2018-01-01
Filme Rei Arthur: A Lenda da Espada Sir Bedivere 2017-04-27
Filme A Lenda de Tarzan Chief Mbonga 2016-06-29
Filme Sem Ar Cartwright 2015-08-14
Filme Exorcistas do Vaticano Vicar Imani 2015-07-24
Series Wayward Pines CJ Mitchum 2015-05-14
Filme Velozes e Furiosos 7 Slim 2015-04-01
Filme O Sétimo Filho Radu 2014-12-12
Filme Guardiões da Galáxia Korath 2014-07-30
Filme Como Treinar o seu Dragão 2 Drago Bludvist (voice) 2014-06-12
Filme Voando para o Amor Quinton 2013-09-27
Filme Forças Especiais Kovax 2011-11-02
Filme Elephant White Curtie Church 2011-05-17
Filme The Tempest Caliban 2010-12-10
Series Black Panther Black Panther 2010-01-16
Filme Heróis Agent Henry Carver 2009-02-06
Filme Quebrando Regras Jean Roqua 2008-03-04
Filme Eragon Ajihad 2006-12-14
Filme Diamante de Sangue Solomon Vandy 2006-12-07
Filme A Ilha Albert Laurent 2005-07-20
Filme Um Salão do Barulho Joe 2005-06-02
Filme Constantine Midnite 2005-02-08
Filme Blueberry - Desejo de Vingança Woodhead 2004-02-09
Filme Terra de Sonhos Mateo 2003-10-31
Filme Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - A Origem da Vida Kosa 2003-07-21
Filme Corridas Clandestinas Motherland 2003-01-31
Filme As Quatro Plumas Abou Fatma 2002-09-08
Filme Gladiador Juba 2000-05-01
Filme Deep Rising Vivo 1998-01-30
Filme Amistad Cinque 1997-12-03
Filme Stargate Horus 1994-10-28
Filme Unlawful Entry Prisoner on Bench 1992-06-26