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Djimon Hounsou

04/24/1964 (60 years old) | Cotonou, Dahomey now Benin | Actor | Male | 193 cm (6'4")
Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24, 1964) is a Beninese-American actor and model. He began his career appearing in music videos, made his film debut in Without You I'm Nothing and earned widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards.Hounsou became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. He was reluctant to renounce his Beninese citizenship and therefore opted to become a dual citizen of both Benin and the United States, effectively rendering him a Beninese-American.Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in 1964, to lbertine and Pierre Hounsou. He immigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. In 1987, he became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the U.S. in 1990. One year before obtaining his college degree, he dropped out of school.In 1989, he appeared in a music video of Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing, and he has had television roles on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias, but received a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1990 Janet Jackson video “Love Will Never Do (Without You).” He also starred in a 2002 Gap commercial directed by Peter Lindbergh, dancing to a rendition of John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom by Arrested Development's Baba Oje.He received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further notice as Juba, in the 2000 film Gladiator. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for In America, in 2004, becoming the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar (along with Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway and Omar Sharif). In 2006, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond; he received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance.In 2007, Hounsou began dating model/CEO of Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons. In 2008 Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family and while there, the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. On May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named because Kenzo means 3 (Kimora's third child).

Djimon Hounsou Top Movies and TV Shows in 2024

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Aquaman

Movie | United States | 12/07/2018 | Superhero | DC
The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
6.8/10
65%
86,174

Black Adam

Movie | United States | 10/19/2022 | Superhero | DC
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.
6.2/10
39%
219,229

Gran Turismo

Movie | United States | 08/09/2023 | Action | Cars
The ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won him a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional racecar driver.
7.1/10
63,836

Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver

Movie | United States | 04/19/2024 | Netflix | Science Fiction | Space opera
The rebels gear up for battle against the Motherworld as unbreakable bonds are forged, heroes emerge — and legends are made.
5.2/10
10,870

Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire

Movie | United States | 12/22/2023 | Netflix | Science Fiction | Space opera
When a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch Kora, a young woman with a mysterious past, to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand.
5.6/10
23%
16,539

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Movie | United States | 01/23/2019 | Animation | Dragons
As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.
7.4/10
90%
19,436

Stargate

Movie | United States | 10/27/1994 | Science Fiction | Space opera
7.0/10
52%
4,000

Gladiator

Movie | United States | 05/01/2000 | History | Ancient Rome
Gladiator is an epic film of love, death and betrayal set in the Roman Empire. General Maximus success in battle earns the favour of an elderly Emperor at the expense of the Emperors son. In a fit of jealous rage the son slays his father before turning his anger towards Maximus. Now reduced to a slave, his family dead, Maximus must fight as a gladiator to gain his freedom, and his revenge.
8.5/10
79%
7,428

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Movie | United States | 06/13/2014 | Animation | Dragons
The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the islands new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
7.8/10
92%
4,655

Furious 7

Movie | United States | 04/03/2015 | Action | Cars
Dominic and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their seperate ways. But now, Shaws brother, Deckard Shaw is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde, and a shady government official called \Mr. Nobody\ are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called Gods Eye, that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the Gods Eye program while caught in a power struggle between terrorist and the United States government
7.1/10
81%
21,449

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Movie | United States | 07/14/2022 | Animation | For babies
A hard-on-his-luck hound Hank finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain's evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher to train him, our underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day.
5.7/10
54%
4,838

The Legend of Tarzan

Movie | United States | 06/30/2016 | Adventure | Animals
Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
6.2/10
73%
7,907

The King's Man

Movie | United Kingdom | 12/22/2021 | Action | Spies
As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.
6.3/10
33,825

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Movie | United States | 03/15/2023 | Superhero | DC
Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who transform into superheroes by saying Shazam!, are forced to get back into action and fight the Daughters of Atlas, who they must stop from using a weapon that could destroy the world.
5.9/10
74,556

A Quiet Place Part II

Movie | United States | 04/22/2021 | Horror | Alien Invasion
Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
7.2/10
91%
125,745

Beauty Shop

Movie | United States | 06/02/2005 | Comedy
You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet - the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop.
5.4/10
38%
498

Seventh Son

Movie | United Kingdom | 12/12/2014 | Fantasy | Wizards
John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't?
5.5/10
12%
5,161

Constantine

Movie | United States | 02/08/2005 | Superhero | DC
John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles.
7.0/10
46%
5,011

Serenity

Movie | United States | 01/25/2019 | Thriller | Mystery
Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.
5.4/10
21%
4,332

Blood Diamond

Movie | United States | 12/07/2006 | Action | Treasure hunt
An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.
8.0/10
63%
1,620

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Movie | United Kingdom | 03/22/2017 | Fantasy | Knights
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. Throwing in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern — who murdered his parents and stole his crown — and become king.
6.7/10
31%
5,407

Shazam!

Movie | United States | 03/23/2019 | Superhero | DC
A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.
7.0/10
90%
24,157

Guardians of the Galaxy

Movie | United States | 08/01/2014 | Superhero | Marvel
Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
8.0/10
92%
13,773

Amistad

Movie | United States | 12/03/1997 | Drama | Racism
In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman) wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey) to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) also becomes an ally.
7.3/10
78%
546

Charlie's Angels

Movie | United States | 11/07/2019 | Action | Spies
When a systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels from across the globe are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect society.
52%
12,074

Captain Marvel

Movie | United States | 03/06/2019 | Superhero | Marvel
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
6.8/10
79%
2,279

Eragon

Movie | United States | 12/13/2006 | Fantasy | Dragons
In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
5.1/10
16%
393

Dead Weight

Movie | France | 04/10/2002
Prison guard Reggio lets Moltes have a weekly lottery ticket in exchange for his suave relationship advice. When Moltes learns that he has a winning lottery ticket, he breaks out of jail to claim his money. However, Reggio's girlfriend, Pauline , has the ticket with her in Africa. The action involves the odd couple teaming up to find the ticket while being chased by Det. Youssouf , along with the vengeful Turk and the Giant.
5.9/10
42%
26

Push

Movie | United States | 02/06/2009 | Action
After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue psychics dedicated to destroying Division. Together with Cassie, a teenage clairvoyant, Nick goes in search of a missing girl and a stolen suitcase that could be the key to accomplishing their mutual goal.
6.1/10
24%
765

Air

Movie | United States | 08/14/2015 | Science Fiction | Postapocalypse
In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent and two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own lives while administering to their vital task at hand.
5.1/10
17%
47

Blueberry

Movie | France | 02/09/2004
U.S Marshal Mike Donovan has dark memories of the death of his first love. He keeps peace between the Americans and the natives who had temporarily adopted and taken care of him. The evil actions of a white sorcerer lead him to confront the villain in the Sacred Mountains, and, through shamanic rituals conquer his fears and uncover a suppressed memory he would much rather deny.
5.2/10
22%
13

Never Back Down

Movie | United States | 03/04/2008 | Action | Kung-fu
Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.
6.5/10
21%
1,096

Same Kind of Different as Me

Movie | United States | 02/03/2017 | Drama | Society
International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
6.6/10
40%
149

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Movie | United States | 07/21/2003 | Adventure | Treasure hunt
Intrepid British archaeologist Lara Croft has made perhaps the most important archaeological discovery in history: an orb that leads to the mythical Pandora's Box. Unfortunately, the orb falls into the hands of Jonathan Reiss, an evil scientist who deals in killer viruses and hopes to sell the secrets of the box as the ultimate weapon.
5.5/10
24%
1,597

Biker Boyz

Movie | United States | 01/31/2003 | Action
A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son, this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as the King of Cali, the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who exchange their suits and ties at night and on weekends for leather outfits and motorcycle helmets.
4.7/10
22%
87

The Vatican Tapes

Movie | United States | 07/24/2015 | Horror
In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready to see. This is the first tape - Case 83-G - stolen from these archives and exposed to the public by an anonymous source.
4.7/10
20%
514

Wayward Pines

TV Show | United States | 05/14/2015 | Thriller | Supernatural
Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.
7.3/10
60%

The Four Feathers

Movie | United Kingdom | 09/20/2002 | History | War
The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.
6.5/10
41%
333

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