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Barkhad Abdi

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MN Actors Bask In Glow Of ‘Captain Phillips’ Premiere

When Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota learned they had won major roles in a new Tom Hanks movie, they tore off their clothes and jumped into the Pacific Ocean.

10/10/2013

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Local Actor Talks About Role In ‘Capt. Phillips’

A newly discovered actor from Minneapolis is already getting some Oscar buzz, even though his movie hasn’t opened in local theaters yet. Captain Phillips tells the true-life story about a band of Somali pirates who overtook an American cargo ship in 2009.

10/06/2013

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Rookie Mpls. Actor Now An Oscar Contender In ‘Captain Phillips’

A rookie actor from the Twin Cities — who is relatively unknown right now — is about to become very famous starting next week.

10/02/2013

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