Barkhad Abdi Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


2nd December 2013

Quote: "People recognise me on the street now. And as far as people back home, everybody's shocked by it and I'm just trying to take it slow. I have an agent now and I'm trying to pursue this and see where I can go." Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi on his new-found fame.


11th October 2013

Quote: "I had to come out with all I got. I used a lot of imagination. I know where he's coming from. I talked to a lot of people like him back from Somalia and I read a lot of pirate stories." Barkhad Abdi drew on research and inspiration from his native country to play a Somali pirate who takes an American merchant mariner and his crew hostage in Captain Phillips, his first film role.


26th September 2013

Fact: Barkhad Abdi, the African actor who plays a Somalian pirate in Tom Hanks' new movie Captain Phillips has formed a band with rapper Yung Yubi.


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