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Djimon Hounsou says he’s ‘still struggling to make a dollar’ in Hollywood – IMDb

Djimon Hounsou is getting very open about how Hollywood has treated him.

In an interview with The Guardian, the Shazam! The Fury of the Gods actor shared his feelings of being overlooked and underpaid throughout his career.

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After starting his career as a model, the Benin-born actor found his first success in Hollywood when he landed a starring role in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated epic Amistad in 1997.

Although his co-star Anthony Hopkins received a Best Supporting Actor nomination, Hounsou was left out of the running at the awards ceremony.

“Yes. Maybe I was too early,” he said, looking back on the experience. “If my films had come out today, I would definitely have gotten an Oscar.”

He ended up being nominated for two Oscars, for best supporting actor in 2002’s “In America” ​​and again

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