Wishing You Calmer Seas

In a field of giants, Barkhad Abdi was in good company for the Best Supporting Actor Award.  While he didn’t win for his depiction of a Somali pirate,  not a bad result for his first acting career.

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In the flash of Hollywood, it can be hard for a first time actor to hold on.  When that actor is typecast, it can be even tougher.  So that then is the struggle ahead for Abdi.

Without a lot of roles for Somali pirates, or even general African badies, Abdi has had a hard time nailing down his next roles, despite the accolades.  Hopefully he’ll find his footing free of seas legs.

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