Djimon Hounsou


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Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in west Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was thirteen. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator (2000) by Ridley Scott and Amistad (1997) by Steven ... See full bio »

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Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy
(2006)
In America Mateo
(2002)
Amistad Cinque
(1997)

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  Ozi (filming)
Ozi's Father (voice)
 2021 Blazing Samurai (filming)
Sumo (voice)
 2021 What If...? (TV Series) (post-production)
Korath
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Korath (voice)
 2021 The King's Man (completed)
Shola
 2021 Invincible (TV Series)
Martian Emperor
- Neil Armstrong, Eat Your Heart Out (2021) ... Martian Emperor (voice)
 2020 NBA 2K21 (Video Game)
Coach Bishop (voice)
 2020 A Quiet Place Part II
Man on Island
 2019 Charlie's Angels
Edgar Bosley
 2019 The Longest Day in Chang'an (TV Series)
 2019 Shazam!
Wizard
 2019 Captain Marvel
Korath
 2019 Serenity
Duke
 2018 Aquaman
King Ricou (voice)
 2018 Dragons: Race to the Edge (TV Series)
Drago
- King of Dragons, Part 2 (2018) ... Drago (voice)
 2017 Same Kind of Different as Me
Denver Moore
 2016 Wayward Pines (TV Series)
CJ Mitchum
- Bedtime Story (2016) ... CJ Mitchum
- Walcott Prep (2016) ... CJ Mitchum
- Pass Judgment (2016) ... CJ Mitchum (credit only)
- Time Will Tell (2016) ... CJ Mitchum
- City Upon a Hill (2016) ... CJ Mitchum
 2016 The Legend of Tarzan
Chief Mbonga
 2015/I Air
Cartwright
 2015 The Vatican Tapes
Vicar Imani
 2015 Furious 7
Jakande
 2014/I Seventh Son
Radu
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
Korath
 2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2
Drago (voice)
 2013 Baggage Claim
Quinton
 2011 Special Forces
Kovax
 2011 Elephant White
Curtie Church
 2010/I The Tempest
Caliban
 2010 Black Panther (TV Mini Series)
Black Panther / T'Challa
- To the End (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
- Black Panther vs. Juggernaut and Black Knight (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
- Death of Father (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
- Revenge of the Evil (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
- Black Panther (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
 2009 Push
Henry Carver
 2008 Never Back Down
Jean Roqua
 2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (Video short)
The Champ (credit only)
 2006 Eragon
Ajihad
 2006 Blood Diamond
Solomon Vandy
 2005 The Island
Albert Laurent
 2005 Beauty Shop
Joe
 2005 Constantine
Midnite
 2003-2004 Alias (TV Series)
Kazari Bomani
- Unveiled (2004) ... Kazari Bomani
- The Frame (2004) ... Kazari Bomani
- Repercussions (2003) ... Kazari Bomani
 2004 Renegade
Woodhead
 2003 Biker Boyz
Motherland
 2002/I Heroes (Short)
Mystery Man
 2002 In America
Mateo
 2002 The Four Feathers
Abou Fatma
 2002 Dead Weight
Det. Youssouf
 2001 Soul Food (TV Series)
Victor Onuka
- Games People Play (2001) ... Victor Onuka
 2001 The Tag (Short)
Marshall
 2000 The Middle Passage
Narrator (US Version)
 2000 Gladiator
Juba
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Villager
- Luck Be an Aye-Aye (2000) ... Villager (voice)
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Mobalage Ikabo
- Rites of Spring (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo
- Point of Origin (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo
- Sticks and Stones (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo
- The Storm: Part 2 (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo
- The Storm: Part 1 (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo
 1998 Deep Rising
Vivo
 1997 The Small Hours (as Djimon Housoun)
 1997 Amistad
Cinque
 1997 Ill Gotten Gains
Fyah
 1994 Stargate
Horus (as Djimon)
 1993 Killing Zoe
Moïse (voice)
 1992 Unlawful Entry
Prisoner on Bench (as Djimon)
 1990 Janet Jackson: Love Will Never Do (Without You) (Video short)
Man (uncredited)
 1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Doorman
- Class of Beverly Hills (1990) ... Doorman (as Djimon)
 1990 En Vogue: Hold on (Video short)
Djimon Hounsou
 1990 Without You I'm Nothing
Ex-Boyfriend (as Djimon Hounson)
 1989 Tina Turner: I Don't Wanna Lose You (Video short)
Djimon Hounsou
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Alternate Names:

Djimon | Djimon Hounson | Djimon Housoun

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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America has this understanding of Africans that plays like National Geographic: a bunch of Negroes with loincloths running around the plain fields of Africa chasing gazelles. Meanwhile, we have Africans and African-Americans, contemporary men, with great stories, great integrity, great heroes and nobody wants to see or hear about those African heroes and those African-American heroes. One day, I ... See more »

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Eighth black male to receive an Oscar-nomination for acting. The seven others are: 1963 Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field--Best Actor; 1982 Louis Gossett, Jr. for An Officer and a Gentlemen--Best Supporting Actor; 1989 Denzel Washington for Glory--Best Supporting Actor; 1996 Cuba Gooding, Jr. for Jerry Maguire--Best Supporting Actor; 2001 Denzel Washington for Training Day--Best Actor; 2004 ... See more »

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