Djimon Hounsou quotes

Born
April 24, 1964, Cotonou, Dahomey.

Occupation
Actor.

Djimon Hounsou is a Beninese American actor.

I hope more people will ask diamond companies to continue changing the way they do business in Africa.
– Djimon Hounsou
Funny enough, every role that I have had, I try to tone down my accent or speak with better diction.
– Djimon Hounsou
As a young boy, I had strange dreams of affecting people and somehow being instrumental in changing the makeup of Africa and helping to improve life there.
– Djimon Hounsou
My passion is more about bringing the stories out from the African continent mixed with the West.
– Djimon Hounsou
America has this understanding of Africans that plays like National Geographic: a bunch of Negroes with loincloths running around the plain fields of Africa chasing gazelles.
– Djimon Hounsou
Africa is my continent. It is where I opened my eyes.
– Djimon Hounsou
It’s a part of most actors to want to be in an animated feature; to extend the legacy of your career.
– Djimon Hounsou
One of the things I find extremely challenging about the continent of Africa is that when the immediate needs and the social needs of people are not met, that kills dreams, and it’s all about survival.
– Djimon Hounsou
The gym can serve as an excellent place where kids and young men and women can really empty their issues right on the floor.
– Djimon Hounsou
Some of the reason why you have so many divorces is that we tend to get married, most of the time, not for ourselves, but for others, or for how it looks to others.
– Djimon Hounsou
If anything, Calvin Klein is the iconic company in terms of fashion. They do have iconic images for their campaigns.
– Djimon Hounsou
I happened to the be the fifth child of my family, so everybody was already grown and had left home already.
– Djimon Hounsou
Some of the reason why you have so many divorces is that we tend to get married, most of the time, not for ourselves, but for others, or for how it looks to others.
– Djimon Hounsou
Until you are somewhat comfortable and confident and embrace who you are as a person, you can’t possibly love somebody else because you don’t like yourself that much.
– Djimon Hounsou
The rocky time came right after I left school. I spent a lot of time at night navigating the streets of Paris trying to find something to eat.
– Djimon Hounsou