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20th November 2014

Fact: Djimon Hounsou has reportedly entered negotiations to portray wizard Merlin in director Guy Ritchie's new King Arthur epic. The actor is the front-runner to land the magical role in Knights of the Round Table, according to multiple outlets. If he signs on, Hounsou will join a cast that includes Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur and Spanish actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere.

5th June 2014

Fact: Actor Djimon Hounsou has been tapped as Chief Mbonga in the upcoming live-action take of Tarzan. He will join Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie in the David Yates-directed film, due out July 2016.

12th September 2013

Fact: Actor Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of Fast & Furious 7. He is the latest new face to sign up for the next installment of the popular film franchise - Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Nathalie Emmanuel have also landed roles in the forthcoming release.

19th July 2013

Fact: Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou are getting animated to join the line-up for the How To Train Your Dragon sequel. The casting news was announced during Thursday's (18Jul13) events at the annual Comic-Con gathering in San Diego, California. The original 2010 release featured the voices of Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera.

24th March 2013

Quote: "I try to do everything from the viewpoint of what's best for my kids. I have three kids and two great dads and it's not always easy, but you have to try to be a little selfless and we manage just fine." Model-turned-fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons insists she's on good terms with her ex-husband Russell Simmons and former boyfriend Djimon Hounsou. The beauty has two daughters with the rap mogul, aged 13 and 10, and a three-year-old son with actor Hounsou.

20th March 2008

Quote: "He's really big. We were just there when it went up. Isn't it a great billboard?" Fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons is impressed with her boyfriend Djimon Hounsou's new nine-storey high underwear advert for fashion house Calvin Klein in Hong Kong.

17th March 2008

Quote: "Too many concussions and also I promised my mom that I would give up." Actor Djimon Hounsou on his decision to give up his dreams of becoming a professional boxer.

17th March 2008

Quote: "Too many concussions and also I promised my mom that I would give up." Actor Djimon Hounsou on his decision to give up his dreams of becoming a professional boxer.

10th March 2008

Fact: BLOOD DIAMOND star Djimon Hounsou was a natural fit to play a martial arts trainer in new fight film NEVER BACK DOWN - the movie star studied Kung Fu and boxing for six years while he was a wannabe actor in Paris, France.

29th December 2007

Fact: Model-turned-fashion icon Kimora Lee Simmons had a surprise in store for her new boyfriend, actor Djimon Hounsou, the first time she stripped for him - she has the name of estranged husband Russell Simmons tattooed on her backside.

26th February 2007

Fact: Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou appeared in the music videos LOVE WILL NEVER DO (WITHOUT YOU) with Janet Jackson and STRAIGHT UP with Paula Abdul.

25th February 2007

Quote: "Hey, Britney Spears is here! Oh wait, no, that's Djimon Hounsou. I always do that." Zany Independent Spirit Awards host Sarah Silverman mistakes actor Hounsou for the troubled pop superstar.

10th January 2006

Quote: <p>"He's from the land of fine-a*s men. It's a small country in Africa." Queen Latifah admits to a crush on Beauty Shop co-star Djimon Hounsou. </p>

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