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INTERVIEW: Barkhad Abdi Talks DVD Release, Hollywood, Future Prospects

Updated: 01/22/2014 11:05 AM
Created: 01/22/2014 10:45 AM KSTP.com
By: Heidi Enninga

Minnesota actor Barkhad Abdi made his entrance into Hollywood in a big way alongside Tom Hanks in the thriller "Captain Phillips."

Abdi joined Rusty Gatenby via satellite to talk about the recent DVD release, his journey to Hollywood and his acting prospects for the future.

Abdi's heralded performance as a Somali pirate has landed him nominations for nearly every major acting award including an Oscar nod for "Best Supporting Actor."

Barkhad Abdi, left, and Tom Hanks pose in the audience at the 25th annual Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 19, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo: Invision for Producers Guild/John Shearer

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