Caption: Still of Djimon Hounsou in Septintasis sunus (2014)
Born: April 24, 1964
Star sign: Taurus
Height: 6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Known for: Gladiator (2000), Kruvinas deimantas (2006), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Island (2005)
Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator by Ridley Scott and Amistad by Steven Spielberg.