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  • Djimon Gaston Hounsou is a Beninese-American actor and model. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Hounsou became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. He was reluctant to renounce his Beninese citizenship and therefore opted to become a dual citizen of both Benin and the United States, effectively rendering him a Beninese-American. Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in 1964, to lbertine and Pierre Hounsou. He immigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. In 1987, he became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the U.S. in 1990. One year before obtaining his college degree, he dropped out of school. In the 1989 he appeared in a music video of Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing, and he has had television parts on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias, but received a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1990 Janet Jackson video “Love Will Never Do (Without You).” He also starred in a 2002 Gap commercial directed by Peter Lindbergh, dancing to a rendition of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" by Arrested Development's Baba Oje. He received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further notice as Juba, in the 2000 film Gladiator. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for In America, in 2004, becoming the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar (along with Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway and Omar Sharif). In 2006, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond; he received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance. In 2007, Hounsou began dating model/CEO of Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons. In 2008 Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family and while there, the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. On May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named because Kenzo means 3 (Kimora's third child). Hounsou is now a naturalized United States citizen and resides in Los Angeles.  
  • A Beninese-American actor and model. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Hounsou became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. He was reluctant to renounce his Beninese citizenship and therefore opted to become a dual citizen of both Benin and the United States, effectively rendering him a Beninese-American. Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in 1964, to lbertine and Pierre Hounsou. He immigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. In 1987, he became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the U.S. in 1990. One year before obtaining his college degree, he dropped out of school. In the 1989 he appeared in a music video of Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing, and he has had television parts on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias, but received a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1990 Janet Jackson video “Love Will Never Do (Without You).” He also starred in a 2002 Gap commercial directed by Peter Lindbergh, dancing to a rendition of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" by Arrested Development's Baba Oje. He received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further notice as Juba, in the 2000 film Gladiator. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for In America, in 2004, becoming the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar (along with Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway and Omar Sharif). In 2006, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond; he received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance. In 2007, Hounsou began dating model/CEO of Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons. In 2008 Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family and while there, the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. On May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named because Kenzo means 3 (Kimora's third child). Hounsou is now a naturalized United States citizen and resides in Los Angeles.  
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  • Джимон Хонсу
  • Американский актёр и модель бенинского происхождения. Хонсу дважды был номинирован на премию «Оскар» («Кровавый алмаз», «В Америке»).
  • Родился 24 апреля 1964 года в Котону (Бенин) в семье Пьера и Альбертины Хонсу, выходцев из народа фон. Отец работал поваром, мать была домохозяйкой. В 1977 году, в возрасте 13 лет, перебрался во Францию — сначала в Лион, а затем в Париж, чтобы продолжить образование.
  • После окончания школы долгое время не мог найти работу, сменив несколько занятий, одно время даже бродяжничал.
  • Счастье улыбнулось ему, когда известный модельер Тьерри Мюглер нанял его в качестве манекенщика и модели. Участие в нескольких показах привлекло к Хонсу внимание фотографов, а потом и режиссёров видеоклипов. Начиная с 1987 года он снялся в клипах Стива Уинвуда, Мадонны, Полы Абдул, Джанет Джексон.
  • В 1990 году Джимон Хонсу переехал в Лос-Анджелес (США), решив ступить на актёрскую стезю. Он получил маленькую роль в триллере «Незаконное вторжение», а затем снялся в фантастической картине Роланда Эммериха «Звёздные врата» (1994). Работа Хонсу в драме Стивена Спилберга «Амистад» (1997) была высоко отмечена критиками, а актёр был выдвинут на соискание премии «Золотой глобус». Среди других фильмов с его участием можно назвать триллер «Подъём с глубины» и телесериал «Скорая помощь». В 2000 году на экраны вышел исторический боевик Ридли Скотта «Гладиатор», в котором Джимон Хонсу исполнил роль Джубы.
  • В 2002 году вышли фильмы «Четыре пера» и «В Америке» c Джимоном Хонсу. За участие в последнем актер был номинирован на премию «Оскар». В 2003 году Хонсу появился в экранизации серии компьютерных игр Tomb Raider «Лара Крофт: Расхитительница гробниц 2 — Колыбель жизни», а в 2005-м — в мистическом триллере «Константин: Повелитель тьмы», основанном на серии комиксов, и фантастическом боевике Майкла Бэя «Остров». Партнёрами Хонсу на съёмочной площадке «Острова» стали Юэн Макгрегор и Скарлетт Йоханссон.
  • В 2006 году вышел «Кровавый алмаз». Главные роли в фильме исполнили Леонардо Ди Каприо, Джимон Хонсу и Дженнифер Коннелли. За работу в картине Хонсу получил номинацию на премию «Оскар».
  • В 2014 году Джимон Хонсу озвучил персонаж Драго в анимационном фильме «Как приручить дракона 2». Фильм номинировался на Оскар в категории «Лучший анимационный полнометражный фильм». В этом же году Хонсу сыграл в фильме «Стражи галактики» героя Кората. А в 2015 году Хонсу сыграл в 7 части «Форсажа» в компании с Вином Дизелем, Полом Уокером, Джейсоном Стэтхэмом, Мишель Родригес, Дуэйном Джонсоном и Куртом Расселом.
  • В июле 2017 года Джимон Хонсу, наряду с Мэттью Макконахи, Энн Хэтэуэй, Дайан Лэйн и Джейсоном Кларком, вошёл состав актёров триллера Стивена Найта «Море соблазна»[6].
  • В июле 2018 года Хонсу снимался в роли подводного короля — нового персонажа Расширенной вселенной DC — в фильме режиссёра Джеймса Вана «Аквамен».
  • 21 февраля 2019 года состоится премьера анимационного фильма «Как приручить дракона 3», в котором Хонсу вновь озвучил персонажа Драго. Также, к выходу в 2019 году планируются супергеройский фильм «Капитан Марвел» и фантастический боевик «Шазам!» с Джимоном Хонсу, основанные на комиксах Marvel и DC соответственно.
November 25, 2018
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  • Djimon Gaston Hounsou is a Beninese-American actor and model. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Hounsou became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. He was reluctant to renounce his Beninese citizenship and therefore opted to become a dual citizen of both Benin and the United States, effectively rendering him a Beninese-American. Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in 1964, to lbertine and Pierre Hounsou. He immigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. In 1987, he became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the U.S. in 1990. One year before obtaining his college degree, he dropped out of school. In the 1989 he appeared in a music video of Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing, and he has had television parts on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias, but received a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1990 Janet Jackson video “Love Will Never Do (Without You).” He also starred in a 2002 Gap commercial directed by Peter Lindbergh, dancing to a rendition of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" by Arrested Development's Baba Oje. He received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further notice as Juba, in the 2000 film Gladiator. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for In America, in 2004, becoming the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar (along with Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway and Omar Sharif). In 2006, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond; he received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance. In 2007, Hounsou began dating model/CEO of Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons. In 2008 Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family and while there, the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. On May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named because Kenzo means 3 (Kimora's third child). Hounsou is now a naturalized United States citizen and resides in Los Angeles.  
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