Djimon Hounsou was born in the country of Benin, then immigrated to France as a child. He began his career as a model in France, then later moved to America. His acting career began in 1989 by appearing in music videos.
Djimon Hounsou was nominated for a variety of awards over the last two decades, including the Screen Actors Guild, Academy Awards, Black Reel Awards, and NAACP Image Awards.
- Gladiator (2000) (Juba)
- Blood Diamond (2006) (Solomon Vandy)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) (Korath)
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (Drago Bludvist)
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)