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Djimon Hounsou is a Actor and Producer Béninois born on 24 april 1964 at Cotonou (Bénin)

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou
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Birth name Djimon Gaston Hounsou
Nationality Bénin
Birth 24 april 1964 (56 years) at Cotonou (Bénin)

Djimon Gaston Hounsou (/ˈdʒaɪmən ˈhɒnsuː/; [dʒimɔ̃ hunsu]; born April 24, 1964) is an actor, model, and Beninese expatriate in the United States. Hounsou began his career appearing in music videos. He made his film debut in the Sandra Bernhard film Without You I'm Nothing (1990) and gained widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad (1997). He gained further recognition for his roles in Gladiator (2000), In America (2004) and Blood Diamond (2006). He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Academy Awards.

Biography

In 2007, Hounsou began dating model Kimora Lee Simmons. On May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named because "Kenzo" means "three" (Kimora's third child). Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family in his native Benin in the summer of 2008, where the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. The couple were adorned in traditional clothing and used the ceremony, in the presence of Hounsou's family, to solidify that they are "dedicated to each other 100%." The two, however, emphasized that the ceremony was not a wedding. In the début of Kimora Lee Simmons' show, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, he was billed as her husband. Hounsou and Simmons, who were never legally married in the United States, announced their separation in November 2012.

Best films

Gladiator (2000)
(Actor)
Shazam! (2019)
(Actor)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
(Actor)
Constantine (2005)
(Actor)
Blood Diamond (2006)
(Actor)
The Island (2005)
(Actor)

Usually with

Dean DeBlois
Dean DeBlois
(2 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(2 films)
Peter Safran
Peter Safran
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Djimon Hounsou (43 films)

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Actor

The King's Man
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Children's films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Roles Neil Kenlock

Durant la Première Guerre mondiale, plusieurs hommes participent à la création de l'agence d'espionnage britannique Kingsman.
A Quiet Place Part II
Directed by John Krasinski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou, Wayne Duvall
Rating67% 3.373593.373593.373593.373593.37359
Après les événements mortels survenus dans sa maison, la famille Abbot doit faire face au danger du monde extérieur. Pour survivre, ils doivent se battre en silence. Forcés à s’aventurer en terrain inconnu, ils réalisent que les créatures qui attaquent au moindre son ne sont pas la seule menace qui se dresse sur leur chemin...
Captain Marvel, 2h4
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Cobie Smulders, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg
Roles Korath
Rating69% 3.451153.451153.451153.451153.45115
Dans les années 1990, Carol Danvers devient l'une des héroïnes les plus puissantes qui aient jamais existé, lorsque la Terre est atteinte par un conflit galactique entre deux races extraterrestres, les Kree et les Skrulls.
Shazam!
Shazam! (2019)
, 2h12
Directed by David F. Sandberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Ron Cephas Jones, Grace Fulton
Roles The Wizard
Rating70% 3.548843.548843.548843.548843.54884
Le jeune Billy Batson se voit doter de pouvoirs par un sorcier nommé Shazam. En disant le mot « SHAZAM », dont chaque lettre lui confère les capacités et pouvoirs de plusieurs héros et figures mythologiques (la sagesse de Salomon, la force d'Hercule, l'endurance d'Atlas, la puissance de Zeus, le courage d'Achille et la vitesse de Mercure), il devient le super-héros capable de protéger Fawcett City.
Charlie's Angels, 1h59
Directed by Elizabeth Banks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin
Roles Bosley
Rating47% 2.3805052.3805052.3805052.3805052.380505
Depuis plusieurs années, l'agence de détectives Townsend est réputée pour les services offert par ses « Anges » : un trio de femmes qui change d'une génération à l'autre. Mais ce temps est désormais révolu, l'agence est maintenant internationale et dispose de plusieurs équipes d'« Anges » partout dans le monde, toutes guidées par des « Bosley ».
Serenity
Serenity (2019)
, 1h46
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about computing, Jeu
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong
Roles Duke
Rating54% 2.7002352.7002352.7002352.7002352.700235
Baker Dill est le capitaine d'un navire de pêche. Il est un jour recontacté par Karen, son ex-femme. Cette dernière lui demande de venir la sauver, elle et leur fils Patrick, de son nouveau mari violent. Karen supplie Baker pour qu'il organise une sortie en mer, au cours de laquelle il serait livré aux requins.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, 1h44
Directed by Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Roles Drago Bludvist
Rating75% 3.7556453.7556453.7556453.7556453.755645
Un an après la mort de Stoïck la Brute et la défaite de Drago. Harold Horrib'Haddock III est devenu chef de Beurk, conseillé par sa mère et ses amis avec qui il lance des raids pour libérer les dragons des chasseurs et les mener à son village où ils vivent libres. Mais alors que la petite île devient surpeuplée, Harold pense à quitter le village pour le Monde caché, une terre légendaire d'où viennent les dragons et que Stoïck a recherchée, pour pouvoir mieux les protéger des multiples attaques de chasseurs. Au même moment, les seigneurs de guerre, qui étaient les généraux de Drago, engagent Grimmel le Grave, un tueur de dragons connu pour haïr les Furies nocturnes et pour les avoir éradiqués depuis son enfance, afin de capturer Krokmou, considéré comme l'Alpha, le roi parmi les dragons, et lui laissent une Furie Éclair femelle pour l'appâter, les Furie étant monogames.
Aquaman
Aquaman (2018)
, 2h23
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films set in Atlantis
Actors Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Kekoa Kekumano, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson
Roles King Ricou (voice)
Rating68% 3.449983.449983.449983.449983.44998
Arthur, alias Aquaman, est un super-héros dont l'univers de prédilection est le monde aquatique. Préférant vivre dans le monde des humains à la surface, il va être entrainé dans une aventure afin de devenir le roi des océans.
Same Kind of Different as Me, 1h59
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, Olivia Holt, Jon Voight, Greg Kinnear, Stephanie Leigh Schlund
Roles Denver
Rating66% 3.301443.301443.301443.301443.30144
Un marchand d'art, Ron Hall, rencontre un vagabond dangereux et violent, Denver Moore, et les deux hommes sympathisent très vite. Ron et sa femme Debbie s'attachent rapidement à cet étranger qui les réconciliera jusqu'au jour où Debbie est atteinte d'un cancer.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2h6
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Annabelle Wallis, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou
Roles Bedivere
Rating66% 3.3478053.3478053.3478053.3478053.347805
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
The Legend of Tarzan, 1h50
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt
Roles Chief Mbonga
Rating61% 3.094173.094173.094173.094173.09417
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life in London as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian Captain Rom (Christoph Waltz).
Furious 7
Furious 7 (2015)
, 2h17
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Auto racing films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Robot films, Escroquerie
Actors Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson
Roles Jakande
Rating71% 3.552133.552133.552133.552133.55213
After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew and securing amnesty for their past crimes, Dominic "Dom" Toretto, Brian O'Conner, and the rest of their team have returned to the United States to live normal lives again. Brian begins to accustom himself to life as a father, while Dom tries to help Letty Ortiz regain her memories. Meanwhile, Owen's older brother, Deckard Shaw, breaks into the secure hospital the comatose Owen is being held in and swears vengeance against Dom, before breaking into Luke Hobbs' DSS office to extract profiles of Dom's crew. After revealing his identity, Shaw engages Hobbs in a fight, and escapes when he detonates a bomb that severely injures Hobbs. Dom later learns from his sister Mia that she is pregnant again and convinces her to tell Brian. However, a bomb, disguised in a package sent from Tokyo, explodes and destroys the Toretto house just seconds after Han, a member of their team, is killed by Shaw in Tokyo. Dom later visits Hobbs in a hospital, where he learns that Shaw is a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his brother. Dom then travels to Tokyo to claim Han's body, where he meets and races Sean Boswell, a friend of Han's, who gives him personal items found at Han's crash site.
The Vatican Tapes, 1h31
Directed by Marc Neveldine
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Kathleen Robertson, Michael Peña, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, John Patrick Amedori, Michael Paré
Roles Vicar Imani
Rating48% 2.4043252.4043252.4043252.4043252.404325
After a young woman (Olivia Taylor Dudley) begins to express increasingly erratic and strange behaviors, her father (Dougray Scott) and boyfriend (John Patrick Amedori), along with a priest (Michael Peña) and two Vatican exorcists (Djimon Hounsou and Peter Andersson), come to realize that she's been taken over by an ancient satanic force.
Air
Air (2015)
, 1h35
Directed by Christian Cantamessa
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, Sandrine Holt, David Nykl
Roles Cartwright
Rating50% 2.548272.548272.548272.548272.54827
A chemical weapons catastrophe has wiped out most of mankind and rendered the air un-breathable. The US government hastily built a few makeshift underground bunkers in which a few scientists are kept in cryogenic sleep until the air is no longer toxic. Each of those bunkers is kept up by a couple of maintenance workers who are woken up for two hours every six months in order to perform routine tasks and inspections to keep the facility going.
Seventh Son, 1h42
Directed by Sergueï Bodrov
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Witches in film
Actors Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams
Roles Radu
Rating54% 2.7488152.7488152.7488152.7488152.748815
In a prologue, the witch Mother Malkin is imprisoned in an underground chamber by Gregory, the last of a knightly order known as the Falcons, who have long defended humanity against supernatural threats. Several decades later, Gregory now works as a "Spook," a roving witch hunter.