Meet the Beninese Hollywood superstar Djimon Hounsou who has been holidaying with his son in his native village in Benin.
Djimon Gaston Hounsou born April 24, 1964, is a Beninese and American actor and model. Hounsou began his career appearing in music videos. He made his film debut in the Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing (1990) and gained widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad (1997). He gained further recognition for his roles in Gladiator (2000), In America (2003), and Blood Diamond (2006), receiving Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominations for both the latter films. He also had a minor role in Furious 7 (2015). He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe he plays the role of Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and is set to reprise his role in the upcoming Captain Marvel coming out March, 2019. Additionally, in the DC Extended Universe, he is set to play the role of the Fisherman King in Aquaman (2018), and the wizard Shazam in Shazam! (2019).