7 Great Djimon Hounsou Performances You Need To See

Djimon Hounsou is an actor and model born in Benin, West Africa who found fame in American. While getting his start in fashion and music videos, landing parts in videos by Madonna, Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson, he also found limited work in television making appearances on hits like Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER. His film career was slow to take off, but by the late 1990s, while few maybe knew his name, he was fast becoming a face most could recognize. A unique, square-jawed, steely-eyed gaze, an athletic build and a powerfully affecting presence (look at him above in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), he landed some critical roles that earned him much-deserved fame and praise, making him a promising and reliable name for a number of years. While he’s recently been relegated to smaller parts in big movies, such as The Legend of Tarzan, Guardians of the Galaxy and Furious 7, he is nonetheless an impressive figure audiences continue to root for. Here are 7 film performances of Djimon Hounsou you need to see.