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Hounsou, Djimon Gaston

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Born: 1964 AD
Currently alive, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: African
Categories: Actors

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1964 – Born on the 24th of April in Benin, West Africa.

 

1977 - Moved to Paris at the age of 13 to acquire better education but he wasn’t able to find a good job. Until he got discovered by a fashion designer Thierry Mugler and made him a fashion model.

 

1992 – Included in Janet Jacksons video "Love Will Never Do Without You."

 

1994 – He played as Mobalage Ikabo in “ER.”

 

1997 - Hounsou landed his breakthrough role in in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad"

 

2000 – He had a featured role in the Oscar-winning "Gladiator"

 

2002 – He had a supporting role in the recreation of "Four Feathers"

 

2002 - He narrated an HBO drama "The Middle Passage."

 

2003 – with Angelina Jolie, he co-starred in "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life."

- He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Jim Sheridan's film "In America"

 

2005 – He held a role as a cast opposite Queen Latifah, the sexy piano-playing electrician in the comedy "Beauty Shop." He also starred in the sci-fi thriller "The Island" of Michael Bay.

 

2006 - Cast as Ajihad, the leader of the Varden in a fantasy film "Eragon."

- Co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in Edward Zwick's "Blood Diamond"; received a SAG nomination for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role

 

2007 – On the 25th of February, received an Oscar's Best Supporting Actor nomination in the movie “Blood Diamond” by Edward Zwick.

 


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