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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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Nacido:
24.04.1964 En Cotonou, Benin
Créditos en Cine/TV:
44
Primera aparición:
Oscar (The Academy Awards) 18.03.1953
Última película:
How to Train Your Dragon 3 23.01.2019
Conocido por
Poster of Fast & Furious 7
Poster of Guardianes de la galaxia
Poster of La isla
Poster of Gladiator (El gladiador)
Filmografía
Película How to Train Your Dragon 3 Drago Bludvist (voice) 23.01.2019
Película Paradise Lost Abdiel 12.12.2017
Película Blazing Samurai Sumo 01.01.2018
Película Rey Arturo: La leyenda de Excalibur Bedivere 27.04.2017
Película Same Kind of Different as Me Denver 20.10.2017
Película La leyenda de Tarzán Chief Mbonga 29.06.2016
Series Wayward Pines CJ Mitchum 14.05.2015
Película Fast & Furious 7 Jakande 01.04.2015
Película Exorcismo en el Vaticano Vicar Imani 24.07.2015
Película Air Cartwright 14.08.2015
Película Cómo entrenar a tu dragón 2 Drago Bludvist (voice) 12.06.2014
Película El séptimo hijo Radu 12.12.2014
Película Guardianes de la galaxia Korath 30.07.2014
Película Ligera de equipaje Quinton 27.09.2013
Película Fuerzas especiales Kovax 02.11.2011
Película Elephant White Curtie Church 17.05.2011
Series La pantera negra Black Panther 16.01.2010
Película La tempestad Caliban 10.12.2010
Película Push Agent Henry Carver 04.02.2009
Película Rompiendo las reglas Jean Roqua 04.03.2008
Película Diamante de sangre Solomon Vandy 07.12.2006
Película Eragon Ajihad 14.12.2006
Película Beauty Shop Joe 02.06.2005
Película Constantine Midnite 08.02.2005
Película La isla Albert Laurent 20.07.2005
Película Blueberry: la experiencia secreta Woodhead 09.02.2004
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 26.01.2003
Película Biker Boyz Motherland 31.01.2003
Película En América Mateo 31.10.2003
Película Lara Croft Tomb Raider: La cuna de la vida Kosa 21.07.2003
Película El embolao Youssouf 10.04.2002
Película Las cuatro plumas Abou Fatma 08.09.2002
Series Alias Unknown 30.09.2001
Película Passage du milieu Narrator (U.S. Version) 09.09.2000
Película Gladiator (El gladiador) Juba 01.05.2000
Series Soul Food Unknown 28.06.2000
Película Deep rising. El misterio de las profundidades Vivo 30.01.1998
Series Stargate SG-1 Horus 27.07.1997
Series The View Unknown 11.08.1997
Película Amistad Cinque 03.12.1997
Series Urgencias Unknown 19.09.1994
Película Stargate: Puerta a las estrellas Horus 27.10.1994
Película Falsa seducción Prisoner on Bench 26.06.1992
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 18.03.1953