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Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Born in Somalia, Abdi (front, with fellow non-pros Barkhad Abdirahman at right and Faysal Ahmed in the back) immigrated to the U.S. when he was 14 and was living in Minneapolis when he was cast as Muse, the desperate modern-day pirate who attempts to hijack a cargo freighter and takes its Captain (Tom Hanks) hostage in Captain Phillips. ”He had a look that could be both menacing and have a humanity, too,” director Paul Greengrass said.
Image Credit: Hopper Stone
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