Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou

Highest Rated: 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Lowest Rated: 12% Seventh Son (2015)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1964

Birthplace: Cotonou, Benin

Actor Djimon Hounsou first gained acting attention in Steven Spielberg's Amistad (1997). Born April 24th, 1964 in West Africa, he moved with his family to Paris, France, at age 13. When he left school, he became homeless and spent a couple of years wandering the streets of Paris before being discovered by fashion designer Thierry Mugler. After he resettled himself, Hounsou moved to Los Angeles to try his hand at acting. While on the way to stardom, Hounsou appeared in music videos, including those of Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Steve Winwood. After his turn as a rebellious slave in Amistad, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination, he found increasingly steady employment on both the big and small screens, becoming a semi-regular on the hospital drama ER and appearing in such films as the historical epic Gladiator (2000). After such high-profile projects, Hounsou's success in the following two years would prove no surprise to anyone who glanced at his filmography. Aside from prominent roles in such high-profile French films as 2002's Le Boulet (Dead Weight) and the following year's Muraya -- l'Expérience Secrète de Mike Blueberry (The Adventures of Mike S. Blueberry), Hounsou's bid for screen stardom was simultaneously on display in such stateside features as The Four Feathers (2002), Biker Boyz, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider -- The Cradle of Life (both 2003).In 2003, Hounsou received his first Oscar nomination for his acclaimed supporting role in Jim Sheridan's In America. And while he spent much of the next three years appearing in films that earned mixed reactions from both audiences and critics, he was back in top form in 2006's Blood Diamond, which found him opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. The film appeared on a number of Top Ten lists, garnered Hounsou accolades from countless critics groups and snagged him his second Oscar nod.Following the success of Blood Diamond, Hounsou made several guest appearances on th popular television show Alias, and joined filmmaker Michae Bay's 2005 action drama The Island, which co-stars Scarlet Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Sean Bean. In 2009, Hounsou played the rle of n aget determined to thwart the plans of a group of telekinetic American ex-pats. The actor joined the Academy-award winning actress Helen Mirren in the 2011 film adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, in which Mirren played the traditionally male role of Prospero.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet A Quiet Place Part II Actor 2021
No Score Yet The King's Man Neil Kenlock 2020
52% Charlie's Angels Edgar Bosley 2019
90% Shazam! Wizard 2019
78% Captain Marvel Korath 2019
20% Serenity Duke 2019
No Score Yet Blazing Samurai Sumo 2018
40% Same Kind of Different As Me Denver $6.5M 2017
31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Sir Bedivere $39.1M 2017
86% I Am Heath Ledger Actor 2017
36% The Legend of Tarzan Chief Mbonga $126.6M 2016
17% Air Cartwright 2015
20% The Vatican Tapes Vicar Imani 2015
82% Furious 7 Jakande $317M 2015
12% Seventh Son Radu $15M 2015
91% Guardians of the Galaxy Korath $270.6M 2014
91% How to Train Your Dragon 2 Drago Bludvist $147.1M 2014
16% Baggage Claim Quinton $17.3M 2013
No Score Yet Paradise Lost Abdiel 2013
15% Special Forces Executive Producer Kovax $11.3K 2012
No Score Yet Elephant White Producer Curtie Church 2011
30% The Tempest Caliban $0.3M 2010
23% Push Henry Carver $31.8M 2009
23% Never Back Down Jean Roqua $24.8M 2008
16% Eragon Ajihad $75.1M 2006
63% Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy $57.4M 2006
40% The Island Albert Laurent $35.9M 2005
38% Beauty Shop Joe $36.4M 2005
46% Constantine Midnite $75.5M 2005
22% Renegade Woodhead 2004
24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Kosa $65.8M 2003
89% In America Mateo $15.4M 2003
23% Biker Boyz Motherland $21.8M 2003
41% The Four Feathers Abou $18.3M 2002
No Score Yet Le Boulet Det. Youssouf 2002
No Score Yet The Middle Passage Actor 2001
77% Gladiator Juba 2000
29% Deep Rising Vivo 1998
77% Amistad Cinque 1997
No Score Yet Ill Gotten Gains Fyah 1997
73% Unlawful Entry Prisoner on Beach 1992
63% Without You I'm Nothing Ex-Boy Friend 1990


No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Guest 2018
60% Wayward Pines
CJ MItchum CJ Mitchum 2016
85% Alias
Guest Bomani Kazari Bomani 2004
No Score Yet ER
Mobalage Mobalage Ekabo 1999


Vicar Imani says: You are one of us now, a warrior of god.

Vicar Imani says: He has left us a trail and now we must find him.

Korath says: Star Lord...

Peter Quill/Star-Lord says: Finally!

Korath says: Who are you?

Peter Quill/Star-Lord says: There's one other name you might know me by... Star Lord.

Peter Quill/Star-Lord says: Star Lord...

Korath says: ...Who?

Korath says: Who?

Peter Quill/Star-Lord says: Star Lord, man. Legendary Outlaw.

Peter Quill/Star-Lord says: Star Lord man, the legendary outlaw? forget it...

Korath says: Who are you?

Abou Fatma says: I had no choice, God put you in my way

Juba says: I will see you again, but not yet. Not yet.

Juba says: You have a great name. He must kill your name before he kills you.

Juba says: Can they hear you?

Maximus says: Who?

Juba says: Your family. In the afterlife.

Maximus says: Oh yes.

Juba says: What do you say to them?

Maximus says: To my son - I tell him I will see him again soon. To keep his heels down while riding his horse. To my wife... that is not your business.

Juba says: I will see you again. But not yet. Not yet.

Juba says: I will see you again... but not yet. Not yet!

Juba says: [to his dead friend] I will see you again... but not yet... not yet...

Juba says: I will see you again... but not yet... not yet.

Midnite says: I thought I heard thunder last night. Must have been Satan's stomach growling.

Midnite says: You know the rules of my house. While here you will abide by them.

Carver says: With her we are going to create an army the world's never seen before.

Jean Roqua says: Never give up, never back down!

Caliban says: This island is mine!