In Same Kind of Different as Me Djimon Hounsou portrays the true life person, Denver Moore. This person is a homeless man served by a shelter. In the movie we see how Denver masks a gentle heart. However this is buried under a tough exterior built up over decades of accumulated injustice.

Same Kind of Different as Me – Denver Moore (Djiman Hounsou) ©2017 Paramount Pictures and Pure Flix

The actor Djimon Hounsou was at the press conference for Same Kind of Different as Me. There Djimon was asked how portraying Denver had changed him. To hear how he responded to the question play the illustrated Soundbyte below.

Djimon Hounsou Soundbyte

Same Kind of Different as Me – Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) and Denver Moore (Djiman Hounsou) ©2017 Paramount Pictures and Pure Flix
Same Kind of Different as Me – Denver Moore (Djiman Hounsou) ©2017 Paramount Pictures and Pure Flix

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Djimon Hounsou Lowdown


Djimon Hounsou is a two-time Academy Award® nominated actor best known for his roles in Blood Diamond, Gladiator, and Steven Spielberg’s Amistad.

He was born in Benin, West Africa and immigrated to Paris when he was 13 to pursue a Western education. He was discovered by the fashion and modeling world. This resulted in him beginning an acting career with his breakout role in Amistad.

Since then, Djimon has appeared in and voiced numerous films including:-

  • In America
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Island
  • The Tempest
  • Eragon, Constantine
  • Tomb Raider
  • The Four Feathers
  • King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
  • The Legend Of Tarzan

He has made numerous television appearances and they include Wayward Pines, ER, and Alias.

Djimon is also producing and developing a slate of feature films and documentaries via his company, Fanaticus Entertainment.

He has a desire and commitment to better Africa by using his accumulated knowledge. He wants to use his influence to help stories from the continent be heard.

Djimon is an ambassador for Oxfam and appeared before the US Senate on behalf of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act. His work has not gone unnoticed receiving an NAACP Image Award for that he has done.


How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Djimon Hounsou as the voice of Drago ©2014 DreamWorks Animation

Judy Sloane

Judy is Film Review Online's regular Los Angeles based reporter.