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Djimon Honsou

Djimon Gaston Hounsou (pronounced [dʒimɔ̃ hũsu]; born April 24, 1964) 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. Hounsou is one of just twenty-seven people in the world today to be officially recognized by this nationality. Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in 1964, to lbertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He emigrated 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. In the 1989 he appeared in a music video of Straight Up by Paula Abdul.

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Djimon Hounsou -- Who Cares If the Black Guy Wins an Oscar!?!

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Who Cares if the Black Guy Wins an Oscar!?!

Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou is INDIGNANT when he hears people say this is the year for black people at the Oscars.There's a lot of talk in Hollywood about what some think is a… READ MORE >

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