However Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi didn’t grab the Oscar trophy for Oscar’s Best Actor in a Supporting Role this year, he had a great job portraying as a Somalian pirate. Doing the job with Tom Hanks (as Captain Phillips), the two main cast learned so much from each other. Being a true born Somalian, Abdi reveals that he and his family had problems from the effects on the turmoil in their nation.
Abdi feels very thankful for being part of the show business, working as an actor in Hollywood to get acting jobs, according to an interview from Parade. The 29-year-old Somalian actor-director has a line of works available just for him.
In the recent month, he got an award from BAFTA as the Best Supporting Actor. When he came from London, he was monitored and sent to questioning from authorities for minor offenses. However, he will only have to attend some hearings. It is not as what others embellished as “deportation” of the actor.
Source: Explore Talent