Anything Goes : ‘Captain Phillips’ Oscar Nominee Barkhad Abdi Is Broke by Richard "RB" Botto

Richard "RB" Botto

‘Captain Phillips’ Oscar Nominee Barkhad Abdi Is Broke

'Captain Phillips' Oscar Nominee Barkhad Abdi Is Broke
'Captain Phillips' Oscar Nominee Barkhad Abdi Is Broke
Barkhad Abdi is in the running for Oscar gold Sunday, but actual wealth eludes him. Abdi has been widely praised for his role in "Captain Phillips" as the desperate pirate Muse, and even ad-libbed the…
Parker Reeve

Yep. One role in a movie and even an Oscar nomination does not mean acting jobs and wealth for life.

Richard "RB" Botto

Certainly doesn't. Which is why you do what you do for love first and foremost.

Larry Woldenberg

It's a tough industry. I don't think writers fare a whole lot better.

Richard "RB" Botto

Say it ain't so! ;)

Neva J Howell

I see the point ... and ... $65,000 isn't broke in my part of the world.

Kimberly Ann Costner

I wonder if the crew who filmed, edited, wrote, directed, etc are complaining about their pay. Just saying.

Richard "RB" Botto

Think this is much more an article about public perception than it is about Abdi complaining.

Charles Anene

I'll say to Barkhad Abdi, "Be grateful for what you got. Most Actors in our business don't usually get this kind of opportunity" "First time in the movie and getting nominated at the same time". That's good.

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