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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 (55 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)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
(Actor)
Constantine (2005)
(Actor)
Blood Diamond (2006)
(Actor)
The Island (2005)
(Actor)
Amistad (1997)
(Actor)

Usually with

Dean DeBlois
Dean DeBlois
(2 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(2 films)
Chris Morgan
Chris Morgan
(2 films)
Geoff Johns
Geoff Johns
(2 films)
Guy Ritchie
Guy Ritchie
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Djimon Hounsou (38 films)

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Actor

Captain Marvel
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Lee Pace
Roles Korath
Rating69% 3.4999753.4999753.4999753.4999753.499975
A la suite d'un accident, la pilote Carol Danvers devient la super-héroïne Captain Marvel.
Shazam!
Shazam! (2019)

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, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Ron Cephas Jones, Grace Fulton, Michelle Borth
Roles The Wizard
Rating73% 3.6964853.6964853.6964853.6964853.696485
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.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
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% 3.796923.796923.796923.796923.79692
Alors que le jeune Harold réalise son rêve, créant une utopie où tous les dragons peuvent vivre en harmonie, son fidèle Krokmou se retrouve distrait par une partenaire sauvage et insaisissable. Quand le danger approche, le dragon et son dresseur sont confrontés à de terribles dilemmes pour sauver leurs deux espèces.
Aquaman
Aquaman (2018)

Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman
Roles King Ricou (voice)
Rating70% 3.5464253.5464253.5464253.5464253.546425
Personnage légendaire depuis 70 ans, Aquaman est le Roi des Sept Mers, régnant à contrecœur sur Atlantis. Pris en étau entre les Terriens qui détruisent constamment la mer et les habitants d'Atlantis prêts à se révolter, Aquaman doit protéger la planète tout entière…
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
Rating65% 3.252723.252723.252723.252723.25272
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
Rating67% 3.3970653.3970653.3970653.3970653.397065
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 Action, Adventure
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
Rating62% 3.143293.143293.143293.143293.14329
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
Rating72% 3.6009353.6009353.6009353.6009353.600935
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
Rating49% 2.4972752.4972752.4972752.4972752.497275
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% 2.547262.547262.547262.547262.54726
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% 2.747812.747812.747812.747812.74781
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.
How to Train Your Dragon 2, 1h42
Directed by Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age, Children's films
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Roles Drago (voice)
Rating77% 3.8989453.8989453.8989453.8989453.898945
Five years after the Viking village of Berk made peace with the dragons, they now live among the villagers as helpful companions. Hiccup goes on adventures with his dragon, Toothless, as they discover and map unexplored lands. Now 20 years old, he is being pressed by his father, Stoick the Vast, to succeed him as chieftain, although Hiccup remains unsure if he is ready for this responsibility.
Guardians of the Galaxy, 2h1
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Michael Rooker, Damion Poitier, Lee Pace
Roles Korath
Rating80% 4.048094.048094.048094.048094.04809
In 1988, following his mother's death, a young Peter Quill is abducted from Earth by the Ravagers, a group of space pirates led by Yondu Udonta. Twenty-six years later on the planet Morag, Quill steals an orb, after which Korath, a subordinate to the fanatical Kree, Ronan, intercepts him. Although Quill escapes with the orb, Yondu discovers his theft and issues a bounty for his capture, while Ronan sends the assassin Gamora after the orb.
Baggage Claim, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Paula Patton, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Taye Diggs, Boris Kodjoe, Christina Milian
Roles Quinton
Rating51% 2.5527052.5527052.5527052.5527052.552705
Pathologically single, 30-something, flight attendant, Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is on a mission to get her overbearing, frequently married, mother (Jenifer Lewis) to stop pressuring her to get married. After being jilted by her only prospect (Boris Kodjoe) just as her younger sister, Sheree (Lauren London), becomes engaged, Montana and her friends (Adam Brody and Jill Scott) devise a plan to help her find a potential husband before Sheree's wedding. Over the course of 30 days, Montana flies all over the country (with the help of a colorful team of coworkers) hoping to reconnect with a litany of ex-boyfriends that include a misogynistic politician (Taye Diggs), an irresponsible entertainer (Trey Songz) and a commitment shy multi-billionaire (Djimon Hounsou).
Elephant White
Directed by Prachya Pinkaew
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Kevin Bacon, Djimon Hounsou
Roles Curtie Church
Rating51% 2.5510652.5510652.5510652.5510652.551065
American assassin Curtie Church (Hounsou) is completing a job in Thailand when 18-year-old child prostitute, Mae, witnesses Church killing a group of her captors, the Chang Cao gang, and afterwards framing the Jong Ang Gang for the murders.