Djimon Hounsou

Lowest Rated: 11% 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 The King's Man Actor 2020
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Actor 2019
91% Shazam! Wizard 2019
78% Captain Marvel Korath 2019
20% Serenity Duke 2019
No Score Yet Blazing Samurai Sumo 2018
33% 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
18% The Vatican Tapes Vicar Imani 2015
81% Furious 7 Jakande $317M 2015
11% Seventh Son Radu $15M 2015
91% Guardians of the Galaxy Korath $270.6M 2014
92% 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
14% Special Forces Kovax Executive Producer $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
25% 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
76% Gladiator Juba 2000
29% Deep Rising Vivo 1998
77% Amistad Cinque 1997
No Score Yet Ill Gotten Gains Fyah 1997
75% Unlawful Entry Prisoner on Beach 1992
57% Without You I'm Nothing Ex-Boy Friend 1990


No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
  • 2018
  • 2017
61% Wayward Pines
CJ MItchum CJ Mitchum
  • 2016
89% Alias
Bomani Kazari Bomani Guest
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet ER
Mobalage Mobalage Ekabo
  • 1999