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Barkhad Abdi Was Paid Just $65,000 for 'Captain Phillips'

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Barkhad Abdi Was Paid Just $65,000 for 'Captain Phillips' The consensus in Hollywood is that when you've been nominated for an Oscar, you've made it. In the case of "Captain Phillips" star Barkhad Abdi, this couldn't be further from the truth ... yet. A recent New Yorker interview reveals the Somalia native was only paid $65,000 two years ago for his Academy Award nominated performance paying the pirate leader opposite Tom Hanks.

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