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'A Stray': Film Review
Barkhad Abdirahman ('Captain Phillips') plays a Somali immigrant who wanders the streets of Minneapolis trying to rid himself of a canine sidekick.

Is Barkhad Abdi now going by his full name à la Papa Roach's Coby Dick/Jacoby Shaddix?

No. Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahman are two different actors, both of whom played hijackers in Captain Phillips.


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The birth name of Mahershala Ali (Remy on House on Cards, Cottonmouth on Luke Cage) is Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore. Imagine having to bubble that name in on standardized tests.

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