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Djimon Hounsou Biography
Djimon Hounsou is a Beninese American actor and model. Djimon however began his career by appearing in music videos.
In the Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing of 1990, he made his film debut. After which he gained widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad of 1997. He gained further recognition for his roles in Gladiator in 2000. Djimon received Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominations. It was both In America in 2003 and Blood Diamond in 2006. Djimon had a minor role in Furious 7 in 2015. Djimon has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In the French movie Forces spéciales in 2011, Djimon Hounsou plays an important role as well. Djimon plays the role of Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Captain Marvel in 2019. Additionally, Djimon played the role of the Fisherman King in Aquaman in 2018, in the DC Extended Universe. In 2019, he is set to play the wizard Shazam in Shazam!.
Djimon Hounsou Age
Born in April 24, 1964, Djimon Gaston Hounsou is 54 years of age as of 2018.
Djimon Hounsou Net Worth
Djimon Hounsou’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million
Djimon Hounsou Wife And Son
Hounsou began dating model Kimora Lee Simmons in 2007. Later on May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou. In the summer of 2008, the couple then visited Hounsou’s family in his native Benin where the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. The couple in the presence of Hounsou’s family, were adorned in traditional clothing used the ceremony. It was to solidify that they are “dedicated to each other 100%”.
The couple also emphasized that the ceremony was not a wedding. Djimon was billed as her husband in the début of Kimora Lee Simmons’ show, Life in the Fab Lane. In November 2012, Hounsou and Simmons, who were never legally married in the United States, announced their separation.
Djimon Hounsou Height And Weight
Djimon stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 90 kg.
Djimon Hounsou Career
Hounsou appeared in the music videos for “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul. Madonna’s “Express Yourself” and “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” by Janet Jackson, between 1989 and 1991. Hounsou also appears in En Vogue’s music video for “Hold On”. Hounsou’s film debut Sandra Bern hard film Without You I’m Nothing was in the 1990. On Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER, Djimon had television parts and a guest starring role on Alias. Hounsou had a larger role in the science fiction film Star gate.
In the 1997, Hounsou received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination. It was for his role as Cinqué in Steven Spielberg film Amistad. In the 2000, Djimon gained further notice as Juba in film Gladiator. Hounsou was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for In America in 2004. It made him the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar. He won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond in 2006.
He received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award nominations for this performance. In 2009, Hounsou acted in a supporting role science fiction film Push, as Agent Henry Carver. He also starred as a French commando in the French film Forces spéciales in 2011. Director Tim Story IGN stated that if he were to do a third Fantastic Four movie, Hounsou would feature as the Black Panther.
An announcement that Hounsou would be providing the voice of the Black Panther. Which was a television series of the same name was made in November 2008. In John Milton’s Paradise Lost with Benjamin Walker and Bradley Cooper, Hounsou had signed on to play Abdiel. But in early February 2012, the film however was scrapped.
In the comedy film Baggage Claim, Hounsou appeared alongside Paula Patton in 2013. Djimon voiced Drago Bludvist in How to Train Your Dragon 2. In the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy, he portrayed Korath the Pursuer both in 2014. In the Seventh Son and Furious 7, the seventh installment of The Fast and the Furious film series. In the latter he played the role of Mose Jakande, a Nigerian-French mercenary. Djimon has played villains in both films respectively.
It was reported that Hounsou would join the second season of the television series Wayward Pines on February 17, 2016. Hounsou joined the DC Extended Universe in July 2018. He played The Fisherman King in Aquaman, as well as replacing Ron Cephas Jones as the Wizard Shazam in Shazam!. In the 2019 Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel, he reprised his role as Korath.
Djimon Hounsou Modelling
Hounsou was announced to be the new Calvin Klein underwear model in February 24, 2007. Hounsou was being represented by Los Angeles modeling agent, Omar Albertto at that time.
Djimon Hounsou Other Work
Hounsou was featured as the narrator in ESPN’s running series of “32 teams, 1 dream” commercials for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in 2010. On September 22, 2009, Hounsou spoke at the Summit on Climate Change at the United Nations. Hounsou told French media that developed countries “need to be held accountable” for their contribution to climate change on December 1, 2009.
Djimon Hounsou Movies
In 2014, He was in the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 as Drago Bludvist (voice) Dean DeBlois. In the same years’ film Guardians of the Galaxy, he played Korath in an encounter with James Gunn. In 2018, he was in the film Aquaman as The Fisherman King by James Wan. In 2019, in the film Serenity as Duke alongside Steven Knight. In the same years’ Captain Marvel he plays Korath with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. He will also be in the film Shazam!.
As the wizard in Shazam by David F. Sandberg. In the year 2020 he will be in Charlie’s Angels as Bosley with Elizabeth Banks. In the same year in Kingsman: The Great Game as Matthew Vaughn. Filming TBA will feature him in Blazing Samurai as Sumo written by Chris Bailey. The release dates will be updated soon.
Djimon Hounsou Awards And Nominations
In 2004, for academy awards for the best supporting actor in America. In 2007, academy awards for blood diamond. In the Broadcast Film Critics, for best supporting actor in blood diamond. In 1998, Golden Globes Awards as best actor drama for Amistad. In 2001 and 2004, the screen actors guild. He was the outstanding cast in motion picture in America and Gladiator. In 2007, screen actors giuild. He was nominated outstanding perfomance by an actor in a supporting role. It was for blood diamond.
In 2004 and 2007, Black reel awards he won best supporting actor. In America and Blood Diamond respectively. In 2004, independent spirit awards. As the Best supporting male in America. In 1998 and 2007, he won NAACP image Awards as the outstanding actor in a motion picture in Amistan. Later outstanding supportin actor in Blood Diamond respectively. In 2006, National Board of Review, he won best supporting actor in Blood Diamond
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