Djimon Gaston Hounsou hails from Cotonou and is a Beninese-American actor and model. He was Born 24 April, 1964. Hounsou began his career appearing in music videos. He made his film debut in the Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing.Djimon gained widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further recognition for his roles in Gladiator, In America, Blood Diamond following an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominations for both the latter films.
He featured in Guardians of the Galaxy and Furious 7. He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Other of his work in the entertainment industry are; the comedy film Baggage Claim alongside Paula Patton. He also voiced Drago Bludvist in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and portrayed Korath the Pursuer in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. He played villains in two 2015 films, Seventh Son and many others.