Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou

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

Lowest Rated: 12% Seventh Son (2014)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1964

Birthplace: Cotonou, Benin

Model-turned-actor Djimon Hounsou was seemingly plucked from obscurity by producer Debbie Allen and director Steven Spielberg in 1997 to portray Joseph Cinque, the leader of a slave ship mutiny, in "Amistad." His critically acclaimed performance led to supporting roles alongside Hollywood A-listers in historic dramas like "Gladiator" (2000) and the African-set adventure "Blood Diamond" (2006), which earned the actor significant awards and nominations. Unsurprisingly, Hounsou's towering frame and expressive features were tapped for a number of forgettable good vs. evil actioners, but he made the strongest mark in character-driven dramas like "In America" (2002) and Julie Taymor's "The Tempest" (2009), where he revealed the uncommon sensitivity and emotional range behind the powerful, commanding presence.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King's Man Shola (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Quiet Place Part II Man on Island (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blazing Samurai Sumo (Voice) - 2021
90% 82% Shazam! Wizard (Character) $140.4M 2019
20% 29% Serenity Duke (Character) $8.5M 2019
52% 78% Charlie's Angels Edgar Bosley (Character) $17.8M 2019
79% 46% Captain Marvel Korath (Character) $426.8M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Producer
- 2018
65% 74% Aquaman King Ricou (Voice) $335M 2018
40% 86% Same Kind of Different as Me Denver (Character) $6.4M 2017
30% 69% King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Bedivere (Character) $39.1M 2017
36% 58% The Legend of Tarzan Chief Mbonga (Character) $126.6M 2016
17% 24% Air Cartwright (Character) - 2015
20% 59% The Vatican Tapes Vicar Imani (Character) $1.8M 2015
82% 82% Furious 7 Mose Jakande (Character) $350.8M 2015
91% 92% Guardians of the Galaxy Korath (Character) $333.7M 2014
91% 90% How to Train Your Dragon 2 Drago Bludvist (Voice) $177M 2014
12% 34% Seventh Son Radu (Character) $17.2M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road to Freedom Peak Executive Producer - 2013
15% 48% Baggage Claim Quinton Jamison (Character) $21.6M 2013
15% 52% Special Forces Kovax (Character) $10.8K 2011
No Score Yet 28% Elephant White Curtie Church (Character),
Producer
- 2011
30% 28% The Tempest Caliban (Character) $263.4K 2010
23% 42% Push Carver (Character) $31.8M 2009
23% 34% Never Back Down Jean Roqua (Character) $24.8M 2008
16% 47% Eragon Ajihad (Character) $75M 2006
63% 90% Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy (Character) $57.4M 2006
38% 62% Beauty Shop Joe (Character) $36.3M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Island Laurent (Character) $35.8M 2005
40% 63% The Island Unknown (Character) - 2005
46% 72% Constantine Papa Midnite (Character) $75.5M 2005
22% 49% Blueberry Woodhead (Character) - 2004
23% 54% Biker Boyz Motherland (Character) $21.7M 2003
24% 44% Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Kosa (Character) $65.7M 2003
89% 91% In America Mateo (Character) $15.5M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Four Feathers Abou Fatma (Character) $18.3M 2002
No Score Yet 43% Dead Weight Det. Youssouf (Character) - 2002
77% 87% Gladiator Juba (Character) $187.7M 2000
28% 43% Deep Rising Vivo (Character) $11.2M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ill Gotten Gains Fyah (Character) - 1998
77% 79% Amistad Cinque (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Small Hours Unknown (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sidelines Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017
60% 67% Wayward Pines C.J. Mitchum (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Panther: The Animated Series Black Panther/T'Challa (Voice) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
85% 88% Alias Kazari Bomani (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 80% ER Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1999

QUOTES FROM Djimon Hounsou CHARACTERS

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!