Djimon Hounsou

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Djimon Hounsou

Hounsou arrives at the premiere of Push, Mann Theater, Westwood, USA 2009
Born Djimon Gaston Hounsou
April 24, 1964 (1964-04-24) (age 50)
Cotonou, Benin
Occupation Actor/Model
Years active 1990–present

Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24, 1964) is a Beninese-American actor and model. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards.[1]

In 1987, he became a model and started a career in Paris. He moved to the United States in 1990.[2]

Filmography[change | change source]

List of movie and television credits
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 Doorman
Without You I’m Nothing Ex-boyfriend
1992 Unlawful Entry Prisoner on bench
1994 Stargate Horus Guard
1997 The Small Hours
Amistad Cinque NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Ill Gotten Gains Fyah
1998 Deep Rising Vivo
1999 ER Mobalage Ikabo 6 episodes
2000 Gladiator Juba Nominated - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Supporting Actor
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Middle Passage Narrator (documentary) (narrator in US version)
2001 Soul Food Victor Onuka 1 episode
The Tag Marshall
2002 Le Boulet/Dead Weight Detective Youssouf
The Four Feathers Abou Fatma
In America Mateo Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2003 Biker Boyz Motherland
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Kosa
2004 Alias Kazari Bomani (season 3, Mr Bomani) 3 episodes
Blueberry Woodhead
2005 Constantine Midnite
Beauty Shop Joe
The Island Albert Laurent
2006 Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Eragon Ajihad
2008 Never Back Down Jean Roqua
2009 Push Henry Carver
2010 The Tempest Caliban
2011 Elephant White Curtie Church
Forces spéciales Kovax

References[change | change source]

  1. Djimon Hounsou: The Push Interview Kam Williams. KamWilliams.com. 2009-01-30
  2. Djimon Hounsou Biography

Other websites[change | change source]