‘I felt seriously cheated’: Djimon Hounsou on the Oscars, poor pay days, stardom and struggle


The extraordinary story of Djimon Hounsou began in the 70s with a weekly hunt for five empty Omo detergent sacks. The prize on offer: one free ticket at the local cinema in Cotonou, Benin. The recycling scheme made the cinema the place to be every Wednesday, when Hounsou and his schoolmates had the afternoon off, so tracking down the packages was a priority: asking family,…

This story appeared on theguardian.com.
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