'Captain Phillips' Star Barkhad Abdi Is Broke, But An Oscar Win Could Change All That

 

Barkhad Abdi's breakout performance as Muse, a Somali pirate in the hit 2013 film Captain Phillips has earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. However, he's still struggling to make ends meet.

 

According to MSN, Abdi' was paid $65,000 for his role in the movie, which has earned $217 million worldwide at the box office, yet he still wears borrowed clothes.

 

Captain Phillips stars Tom Hanks (left) and Barkhad Abdi

 

The 28-year old, whose family fled war torn Somalia for the United States when he was six, was working as a limo driver when he got word that Sony Pictures was looking for actors to work beside Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips, a movie based on a true story

 

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Abdi not only landed the role, but was so convincing in his movie debut he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor and hopes to do the same at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, March 2.

 

He'll be competing against Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club).

 

Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass (left), Mike Tyson (center) and Barkhad Abdi

 

If he wins tonight Abdi plans on moving to Los Angeles full time. He's already reading scripts for new films.


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Comment by SMP on March 3, 2014 at 5:53pm

Dumb hoe a-ss fu-ck boy's mentality will never win you anything in life, lol.

Comment by Vinny Vendetta on March 3, 2014 at 1:36pm

Jonah Hill did the job most likely because he is friends with the cast and directors and is already filthy rich from all of his acted produced and directed projects.. He was pretty much successful in the buisness since day one.

1hb6kfe6oickb Comment by 1hb6kfe6oickb on March 3, 2014 at 1:20pm

Jonah Hill who is an experienced, white actor only got 60K for Wolf of Wall Street so I guess that's typical pay for that type of supporting role - especially when played by up and coming actors. Hill was also good enough to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor. When casting, no one knows how good it will turn out so I guess the smart thing for actors to do would be to try to get some type of back end deal too - if they have the clout to command such.

Comment by Vinny Vendetta on March 3, 2014 at 1:03pm

so did Lupita

Comment by Vinny Vendetta on March 3, 2014 at 1:03pm

Barkhad got robbed.

Comment by marcus on March 3, 2014 at 9:45am

B******* AWARDS, WOLF AND LEO DIDNT GET WHAT THEY DESERVED. F*** THESE USELESS OLD HEADS VOTING

Comment by RedDead on March 3, 2014 at 2:48am

Great movie.

Comment by Ras GI on March 2, 2014 at 11:51pm
Is that you smp with a different name? you faceless spineless coward n**** keep calling me names without a valid response
Comment by fan123 on March 2, 2014 at 10:08pm

Ras GI u dumb as fk

Comment by Versa on March 2, 2014 at 7:29pm

he can get his teeth fixed, just saying. He came to america when he was 6 not 26.




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