16 August 2012 07:49 | By Obed Boafo
Djimon Hounsou: Grounded, Firm And Deep!

Djimon Hounsou is taking the film world by storm



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For most African actors actively involved in the global filmmaking trade, there are factors that motivate and keep them going. The inspiration may not be too far from the need to do good movies, and to have as many titles as would come, to their credit.

It is a tough market out there, and for some, the rule for getting busy, is even harder.

Beninois actor and model Djimon ((pronounced Jie-Mon) Gaston Hounsou, known for his adroit acting skills, and who has featured in numerous movies in and outside Hollywood, is a perfect example of an idea, which didn’t only take time to blossom, but also worked.

Soul Food, Gladiator, Blood Diamonds and Amistad are but a few of an impressive collection of productions he’s played key roles in.

A hardworking personality who took the world by storm with his debut mainstream film “Amistad” (1997), Hounsou has worked for, and with some of the best hands in the industry including Russel Crowe, Anthony Hopkins and Steven Spielberg among others, and continues to make his mark in the world of filmmaking.

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