This Oscar-nominated actor is flat broke

Barkhad Abdi was in the running for Oscar gold Sunday, but according to reports, the Somali-born actor is completely broke. Abdi delivered a riveting performance in his role in Captain Phillips as the desperate pirate Muse. Abdi ad-libbed the film’s signature line: “I’m the captain now.” But the New Yorker reveals that he is now struggling to […]

Tom Hanks electric in ‘Captain Phillips’

Captain Phillips Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abidrahman, Faysal Ahmed In this true story directed by Paul Greengrass, Tom Hanks plays Captain Richard Phillips, whose cargo ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Hanks has said that he didn’t meet the Somali cast members prior to filming the hijacking scene, which was a […]