Djimon Hounsou fronts Calvin Klein underwear range

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Despite his acting ability and the fact that he’s appeared in some cracking films over the past few years, Djimon Hounsou has yet to become a household name. The talented actor has appeared alongside Russell Crowe in Gladiator and, more recently, co-starred with the big-faced-small-headed man-child Leonardo DiCaprio in the acclaimed Blood Diamond, being Oscar nominated for his role in that film.

Although he’s not as well known as he should be, Calvin Klein is hoping that what Freddie Ljunberg did for his underwear a few years back, Djimon will be able to do for his latest campaign – Klein Steel, which sounds like one of Ben Stiller’s "looks" in Zoolander.

And I’m guessing that it won’t be Djimon’s acting ability that will be under scrutiny when the print and billboard ads launch in the Autumn, as this new role needs filling in a completely different way…

[Via FasionWeekDaily]