Med Hondo

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Med Hondo
Mohamed Abid Hondo

(1936-05-04)4 May 1936
Died2 March 2019(2019-03-02) (aged 82)
Paris, France
Occupationfilm director, producer, screenwriter, actor and voice actor
Years active1967–2013

Med Hondo (born Mohamed Abid Hondo, 4 May 1936 – 2 March 2019) was a Mauritanian movie director, producer, screenwriter, actor and voice actor.

Biography[change | change source]

He moved to France in 1959 and began to work in movies during the 1960s. In 1967, critics praised for the first movie he directed, Soleil O.[1] It won a Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival in Italy.[2] When American movies are dubbed into French, Hondo often plays the French version of a character. For example, he played the French version of Eddie Murphy's character Donkey in Shrek.[3]

Hondo died in Paris on 2 March 2019, aged 82.[4]

Filmography[change | change source]

Director[change | change source]

Actor[change | change source]

Dubbing[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Directors in Focus — African Perspectives: Med Hondo". Harvard Film Archive. 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
  2. "Winners of the Golden Leopard". Locarno International Film Festival Official Site. Retrieved 2009-08-26.
  3. "Shrek adapté par Sam Mendes" (in French). Canadian Online Explorer. 2002-10-17. Retrieved 2009-08-25.

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