Five Favorite Films with Djimon Hounsou
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After giving critically-acclaimed performances in Oscar-nominated films like Amistad, In America, Gladiator, and Blood Diamond, Benin-born actor Djimon Hounsou finally gets to play a villain in this week's science fiction thriller, Push. Rotten Tomatoes spoke with Hounsou about his Five Favorite Films of all time and discussed the two-time Oscar nominee's philosophies on the nature of acting, the perils of creating a signature style, and more.
In this week's Push, Djimon Hounsou strikes a menacing pose as Carver, the ominous head of a secret government agency working to cultivate an army of telekinetics, psychics, shape-shifters, and others endowed with unique powers. It's a bit of a departure for Hounsou, who came to attention as the leader of a slave rebellion in the Oscar-nominated Amistad only a little over a decade ago, but achieving variety, it would seem, is Hounsou's intent. Read on as Djimon Hounsou takes us through his favorite films -- classics of their respective generations -- and shares his thoughts on filmmaking, acting and creative versatility.
"I'd like to think that when a story changes, your vision changes." -- Djimon Hounsou
Raging Bull (1980, 98% Tomatometer)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962, 98% Tomatometer)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, 95% Tomatometer)
The Usual Suspects (1995, 89% Tomatometer)
Taxi Driver (1979, 100% Tomatometer)
Next: Hounsou talks about Push, as well as formenting a personal style in the movies.