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The Star Of 'Eye In The Sky' On Drones, Kendrick Lamar and Al Pacino

Somali-American actor Barkhad Abdi on his new movie with Helen Mirren about drone warfare, 'Eye In The Sky.'

Barkhad Abdi in New York (Photo: Aaron Leaf)

If you don’t know Barkhad Abdi by name, you certainly know him from his legendary line—now a full-blown internet meme—in the Hollywood blockbuster Captain Phillips. “Look at me,” he commands Tom Hanks, who plays the eponymous Captain opposite Abdi’s fierce Somali pirate, “I’m the captain now.”

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