Russell, meanwhile, continued to establish himself as one of Hollywood's most reliable actors.
He decided to , but when the part of Ra came along and the studio agreed to pay him a million dollars a demand he was sure would make them look elsewhere , he gave it another go.
He's left in charge of the second unit when the soldiers arrive on Abydos, though he's forced to retreat into the temple of Ra during a massive sandstorm, which, of course, turns out to be a big mistake.
She worked tirelessly in the latter part of the 1990s, appearing in no less than nine movies between 1995 and 2000.
It was just her third appearance on the big screen, and, despite the mixed reviews, the film opened doors for her.
In recent years, Hounsou has become a regular in the superhero genre, working on numerous Marvel projects.