Quotes by Barkhad Abdi
Somali–American actor and director
Alive from: 1985-
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It is weird. A lot of people try to ask me political questions. I'm not a politician.
What I believe will make my acting career successful going forward is hard work. I like to challenge myself. Then it's the people I meet and choosing the projects I want to work on correctly. There's a lot of characters I can play.
When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true.
When you work with a great director, you realise you are far from being a director.