In profile: 2014 Oscar nominees

January 16, 2014 2:53 PM

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In profile: 2014 Oscar nominees

The character: Abduwali Muse, a Somali pirate leader who takes mariner Captain Richard Phillips hostage.

Oscar record: Captain Phillips is Abdi's first film. The son of a teacher, he fled Somalia's civil war aged seven and was working as a chauffeur when he was cast by director Paul Greengrass.

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