When you’ve tasted Dove Chocolates; Hershey’s doesn’t stand a chance! Yummmmmmmm!
Djimon was born on April 24, 1964 in Cotonou, Bénin, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He immigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. Soon after arriving in France, Hounsou dropped out of school and became homeless for a time. A chance meeting with a photographer led to Hounsou being introduced to fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who encouraged Hounsou to pursue a modeling career. Djimon is now a Beninese American actor and model and an actor; Hounsou has also been nominated for two Academy Awards.
In 1987, Hounsou became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the United States in 1990.
Hounsou’s film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing. He had television parts on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias. Hounsou captured a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate.
Hounsou 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.
In 2004, Hounsou was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for In America, making him the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar. That same year, Charlize Theron, a South African actress, was nominated for Best Actress and won for her work in Monster, and was the first time that one African man and one African woman were nominated for an Oscar in the same year. 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.
On February 24, 2007, it was announced that Hounsou would be the new Calvin Klein underwear model! And what model he is; I would buy all the Calvin Klein underwear I can fine; as long as he is already in them!!!!! IJS!!!!! Kimora Lee; but you not with him anymore anyway soooooooooo………
Yes, y’all if you were following her reality show; you would know that in 2007, they began dating and not just dating but making babies; on May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named because “Kenzo” means “three” (Kimora’s third child). Now how cute is that name?!
But I thought first come marriage; then comes the baby in the baby carriage; but okay; Kimora, you so fabulous that it really don’t even matter, so if that’s the way you wanted to do it; who am I to talk about it. But the records show that it really wasn’t a legal marriage anyway. So whatever!!!!! IJS!
I see you; you said………..(You fine BUT; the last name “Simmons” still aint gone change) LOL!
It was stated that……….
Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou’s family in his native Benin in the summer of 2008, where the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. The couple was adorned in traditional clothing and used the ceremony, in the presence of Hounsou’s family, to solidify that they are “dedicated to each other 100%.” The two, however, emphasized that the ceremony was not a wedding. In the début of Kimora Lee Simmons’ show, Life in the Fab Lane, he was billed as her husband. Hounsou and Simmons, who were never legally married in the United States, announced their separation in November 2012.
Awwwwwww! Y’all was such a cute couple!!!! But life still goes on and you have to keep on kick and pushing…………..
In November 2008, it was announced that Hounsou would be providing the voice of the Black Panther in the upcoming animated series of the same name. Hounsou had signed on to play Abdiel in the film version of John Milton‘s Paradise Lost with Benjamin Walker and Bradley Cooper. The film however was scrapped in early February 2012.
Hounsou also acted in a supporting role in the 2009 science fiction film Push, as Agent Henry Carver. In 2010, Hounsou was featured as the narrator in ESPN’s running series of “32 teams, 1 dream” commercials for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and in 2011, he starred as a French commando in the French film Forces spéciales
In 2013, he appeared in the comedy film Baggage Claim alongside Paula Patton. He also voiced Drago Bludvist in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and is set to appear in Furious 7, the seventh installment of The Fast and the Furious film series. Hounsou portrayed Korath the Pursuer in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.
Hounsou said can’t nobody hold me down; not even a separation from one of the most fabulous women in Hollywood; because you have way too much fight in you; after all you are a Gladiator in my Olivia Pope voice.
Take a look at all the awards and nomination he has received over the years; this is a Man On Fire in Alicia Keys voice……..
Awards and Nominations
|2004||Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actor||In America||Nominated|
|2007||Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Blood Diamond||Nominated|
|2004||Black Reel Awards||Best Supporting Actor||In America||Won|
|2007||Black Reel Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Blood Diamond||Won|
|2007||Broadcast Film Critics||Best Supporting Actor||Blood Diamond||Nominated|
|1998||Golden Globes Awards||Best Actor-Drama||Amistad||Nominated|
|2004||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Supporting Male||In America||Won|
|1998||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture||Amistad||Won|
|2004||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor||In America||Nominated|
|2007||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor||Blood Diamond||Won|
|2006||National Board of Review||Best Supporting Actor||Blood Diamond||Won|
|2001||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture||Gladiator||Nominated|
|2004||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture||In America||Nominated|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role||Blood Diamond||Nominated|
Hounsou not only are you as fine as a tub filled with melted Dove Chocolates but apparently you can act your chocolate behind off and to top it off; you dated Kimora Lee Simmons, had the cutest baby boy by her and from what I hear Mr. Simmons even digged you. You win, win, win………
Hot Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Melted Chocolate, Dark Chocolate……….YOU WIN!
That’s why you are the Fanzyflaminfro Man Candy Monday Feature!
Because There’s No Other Chocolate Like You!!!! You’re A Specialty Blend!!!!