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  • Sean Astin

    Born on February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Sean Astin as "Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee"

The culmination of nearly 10 years' work and conclusion to Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the timeless J.R.R. Tolkien classic, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the `one ring', while Aragorn leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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A 'Goonies' Sequel Is Very, Very Close to Happening (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Apr 7th 2014, 9:30AM

Apr 7th 2014, 9:30AM

'Rudy' and 14 Other Movies That Make Men Cry

Posted by
Gary Susman on Oct 18th 2013, 5:00AM

Oct 18th 2013, 5:00AM

Sean Astin Reminisces About 'The Goonies,' Sloth and Being an '80s Child Star

Posted by
on Mar 8th 2013, 7:35AM

Mar 8th 2013, 7:35AM

Sean Astin Wants 'Lord of the Rings' Fans to Be Inspired By Obama Gaffe

Posted by
Chris Jancelewicz on Mar 6th 2013, 4:54AM

Mar 6th 2013, 4:54AM

25 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'

Posted by
Gary Susman on Dec 19th 2011, 9:00AM

Dec 19th 2011, 9:00AM

Were These True Believers Heroic -- or Crazy?

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Nov 22nd 2010, 9:00AM

Nov 22nd 2010, 9:00AM

Lord of the Rings Star Claims 'I Don't Have Any Money'

Posted by
Joe Barton on Aug 23rd 2010, 11:08PM

Aug 23rd 2010, 11:08PM

Celebrate 'The Goonies' 25th Anniversary With The Collector's Edition DVD

Posted by
Perri Nemiroff on Jul 18th 2010, 10:32AM

Jul 18th 2010, 10:32AM

Sean Astin and Cheri Oteri Topline Horse Racing Comedy

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 27th 2010, 7:03AM

Apr 27th 2010, 7:03AM

My Movie Crush: Josh Brolin in 'The Goonies'

Posted by
Jen Yamato on Apr 7th 2010, 8:32AM

Apr 7th 2010, 8:32AM

The 10 Best Underdog Sports Movies Based on Real Life

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on Nov 19th 2009, 12:00PM

Nov 19th 2009, 12:00PM

Tribeca Review: Stay Cool

Posted by
Erik Davis on Apr 30th 2009, 2:32PM

Apr 30th 2009, 2:32PM

Sean Astin to Be 'Demoted' with Vartan, Cross, and Sara Foster

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 25th 2008, 12:03PM

Aug 25th 2008, 12:03PM

Polish Brothers Start Production Company, Prep Two More Films

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on May 22nd 2008, 1:32PM

May 22nd 2008, 1:32PM

Sean Astin Joins 'Spirit of the Forest'

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Apr 14th 2008, 1:02PM

Apr 14th 2008, 1:02PM

Data and Chunk Approached for 'Goonies 2!'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 23rd 2007, 6:32AM

Oct 23rd 2007, 6:32AM

Sean Astin Says a 'Goonies' Sequel is an "Absolute Certainty"

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Oct 8th 2007, 6:32AM

Oct 8th 2007, 6:32AM

Astin Plays Rugby

Posted by
Erik Davis on Aug 24th 2006, 2:03PM

Aug 24th 2006, 2:03PM

LotR Convention to Screen Outtakes

Posted by
Mark Beall on Jan 5th 2006, 3:39PM

Jan 5th 2006, 3:39PM

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