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Barkhad Abdi
Born April 10, 1985 (age 34)
Barkhad Abdi (born April 10 1985) is a Somali-American actor and director. He made his debut in the 2013 film Captain Phillips, for which he received various film award nominations, including the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, the latter of which he won.
Captain Phillips
[2013]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Thriller | 2h 14min
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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 32min
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Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and fakir stunts. He sets out on a journey to find his estranged father, but instead gets dragged on a never-ending adventure.
Extortion
[2017]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h 48min
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When a Caribbean family vacation takes a disastrous turn, a father finds himself at the mercy of a cold-blooded fisherman, and a desperate race against the clock to save his wife and son.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards
[2014]
 
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TV Special | 3h 34min
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.
Wolf Who Cried Boy
[2015]
 
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Short Movie | Action, Crime, Short | 13min
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A battle of wills ensues when a streetwise teenager trespasses on a dangerous scrapper's territory.
Men in the Arena
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, News, Sport | 1h 25min
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Two Somali soccer stars chase impossible dreams in this human rights story born out of civil war and terror.
Beneath a Sea of Lights
[2018]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama
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A billboard repairman in Dubai tries to experience the products on his billboards as a con artist takes him under his wing.
America; I Too
[2017]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 20min
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The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), presents its second Know Your Rights film; "America; I Too", starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi. Closed captioning available in Spanish, Korean, and simple Chinese.
A Girl from Mogadishu
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama
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Based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed, who - having made the extraordinary journey to escape war-torn Somalia - emerged as one of the world's foremost international activists against Gender Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation.
Blade Runner 2049
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 2h 44min
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A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
The Brothers Grimsby
[2016]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 23min
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A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.
Eye in the Sky
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller, War | 1h 42min
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Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Good Time
[2017]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 41min
After a heist goes awry, a bank robber spends a night trying to free his mentally handicapped brother from being sent to Riker's Island prison.
The Pirates of Somalia
[2017]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 56min
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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.
71st Golden Globe Awards
[2014]
 
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TV Special
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 71 annual event honoring excellence in film and television.
2014 MTV Movie Awards
[2014]
 
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TV Special | Comedy, Music, Reality-TV
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A film-awards show presented annually on MTV.
The Arsenio Hall Show
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
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Inside Edition
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, News | 30min
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Along with Hard Copy (1989) and A Current Affair (1986), this show was one of the early alternative news shows to be carried nationwide in the US. Primary stories usually focused on sex scandals, sensational crimes and emerging religious cults, but secondary stories often carried such information as consumer safety tips, health and fitness recommendations, and various "human interest" stories.
Hollywood Today Live
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Entertainment news, commentary and celebrity guests (including online personalities) are featured.
Just Seen It
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
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Review show where industry professionals review the newest in theaters, on TV and cable as well as provide inside Hollywood interviews.
Good Day L.A.
[1993]
 
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TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 3h
E! Live from the Red Carpet
[1995]
 
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TV Series | News | 4h
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The E! News Team takes you to the hottest events in Hollywood live from the Red Carpet!
Capturing Captain Phillips
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 58min
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