He is the lead pirate in the thriller "Captain Phillips," and his name is Barkhad Abdi.
Oscars 2014: The nominee reaction that will move you to tears
If you didn't see the movie, he plays Muse opposite Tom Hanks and he is up for best supporting actor at this Sunday's 86th Academy Awards.
'Captain Phillips' Oscar nominee gives back
CNN's Poppy Harlow recently caught up the Somali-American actor in his home town.