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Djimon Hounsou

Actor, Model
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Djimon Gaston Hounsou ( , JY -mən OON -soo; French: [dʒimɔ̃ unsu] ; born April 24, 1964) is a Beninese-born actor. He began his career appearing in music videos and made his film debut in Without You I'm Nothing (1990). He then earned widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad (1997), which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. For his performances in In America (2002) and Blood Diamond (2006), Honsou was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he portrays Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Captain Marvel (2019) and What If...? (2021). In the DC Extended Universe, he appears as the Fisherman King in Aquaman (2018), and as the wizard Shazam in Shazam! (2019), Black Adam (2022), and Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023). His other notable films include Stargate (1994), Gladiator (2000), Constantine, The Island (both 2005), Special Forces (2011), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Furious 7 (2015), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), A Quiet Place Part II (2021), Gran Turismo and Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child Of Fire (both 2023).Hounsou made his directorial debut with the documentary film In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven (2018).

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Born
Djimon Gaston Hounsou
Profession
Actor, Model
Spouse
Kimora Lee Simmons
Parents
Pierre Hounsou, Albertine Hounsou
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