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First-time actor: I was a ‘little scared’ to meet Tom Hanks


Barkhad Abdi plays a modern-day pirate leader in the fact-based film “Captain Phillips,” and the first-time actor, who came to the United States from Somalia at age 14, says it was a little intimidating playing opposite Tom Hanks. Barkhad tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer he read a lot of pirate stories and used his imagination to prepare for his big-screen debut.