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Med Hondo
Mohamed Abid Hondo

4 May 1936(1936-05-04)
Died2 March 2019(2019-03-02) (aged 82)
Paris, France
Occupationfilm director, producer, screenwriter, actor and voice actor
Years active1967–2013

Med Hondo (born Mohamed Abid Hondo, 4 May 1936 – 2 March 2019) was a Mauritanian movie director, producer, screenwriter, actor and voice actor.


He moved to France in 1959 and began to work in movies during the 1960s. In 1967, critics praised for the first movie he directed, Soleil O.[1] It won a Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival in Italy.[2] When American movies are dubbed into French, Hondo often plays the French version of a character. For example, he played the French version of Eddie Murphy's character Donkey in Shrek.[3]

Hondo died in Paris on 2 March 2019, aged 82.[4]






  1. "Directors in Focus — African Perspectives: Med Hondo". Harvard Film Archive. 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  2. "Winners of the Golden Leopard". Locarno International Film Festival Official Site. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  3. "Shrek adapté par Sam Mendes" (in French). Canadian Online Explorer. 2002-10-17. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 

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