Barkhad Abdi from Captain Phillips only made $65.000
There’s something completely wrong with this picture. Barkhad was a limo driver before landing his big role in Captain Phillips. He even received an Oscar nomination for his performance. You would think if an actor or actress was nominated for an Oscar in Hollywood they’ve arrived. But for such a big movie, this wasn’t the case for the “I’m the captain now” actor, which was one of my favorite lines in that movie. I know he’s new to the big screen, but I’ve never heard of an actor or actress being part of a big movie scoring such a small check.
Should he make millions in his next role? Did he deserve the check Hollywood cut, or is it just my ignorance? I’m glad this guy isn’t a heavy spender. Maybe he’s better off skipping the Hollywood scene. It may be better for him to see what Tyler Perry has to offer. Good luck to you Mr. Barkhad Abdi in future films.