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Sean Astin
Sean Astin is Sam Sean Astin is Sam

Full Name: Sean Patrick Astin
Birthdate: Feb 25, 1971
Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Spouse: Christine
Children: Alexandra and Elizabeth Louise

Biography: Sean Astin made his feature film debut (at age 13) as "Mikey Walsh" in Richard Donner's adventure The Goonies (1984). Sean's portrayal of a young man determined to play football for Notre Dame in Rudy (1993) won hearts across America, and continues to inspire young people whenever it is shown. Other well-known film credits include Bulworth, Courage Under Fire, Memphis Belle, Encino Man, Like Father Like Son, Where the Day Takes You, Staying Together, War of the Roses, Safe Passage, and White Water Summer.

Sean received Best Actor honors for his performance in Low Life at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. He can also be seen in the indie releases Deterrence, Kimberly, The Last Producer and Boy Meets Girl.

A promising director, Astin garnered an Academy Award nomination for his short film Kangaroo Court, which he also co-produced with his wife, Christine. A Directors Guild of America member, Astin also directed an episode of the HBO anthology series Perversions of Science.

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Sean Astin
Movie Notes

• Cast in the role of Sam Gamgee


• "I just wanted to allow whatever essence of goodness there is within me to come forth and to inhabit the role of Sam, because that's what he is: he's goodness, loyalty, decency; that, I think, is his function in the books." - LotR Official Movie Guide
• "To me there is nothing so admirable as a passionate love-bond between two human begins. Sam loves Frodo and wants to protect him and Frodo is extremely protective of Sam. So what you have are these two people locked into this journey together. They don't need to explain what they are to each other, they don't need to talk about it; they just are." - LotR Official Movie Guide
• "The Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done...so emotional."

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Doug Whitmore in 50 First Dates (2004)
Mister Smith in "Jeremiah" (2002)
Gary in Bulworth (1998)
Rudy in Rudy (1993)
William "Billy" Tepper in Toy Soldiers (1991)
Mike "Mikey" Walsh in Goonies (1985)


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