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Sean Astin is a Actor, Director, Story and Producer American born on 25 february 1971 at Santa Monica (USA)

Sean Astin

Sean Astin
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Birth name Sean Patrick Duke
Nationality USA
Birth 25 february 1971 (48 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

Sean Patrick Astin (born Sean Patrick Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, director, voice artist, and producer best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, and the title character of Rudy. In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in season five of 24 and currently voices Raphael in the 2012 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series and Oso in the Disney Junior show Special Agent Oso. Astin also served as the campaign manager for his friend, Democrat Dan Adler, a businessman in the entertainment industry, for California's 36th congressional district special election, 2011.

Biography

Astin married Christine Louise Harrell on July 11, 1992. They have three daughters: Alexandra (born November 27, 1996), Elizabeth (born August 6, 2002), and Isabella (born July 22, 2005), all with the middle name Louise. His wife held the Miss Indiana Teen USA title in 1984.

Astin has a tattoo on his ankle of the word "nine" written with the Tengwar script, commemorating his Lord of the Rings involvement and his character's membership in the Fellowship of the Ring. Seven of the eight other Fellowship actors (Elijah Wood, Sean Bean, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom) all have the same tattoo. John Rhys-Davies' stunt double has the tattoo as well.

During the 2004 United States presidential election, Astin backed Senator John Kerry and participated in Kerry's campaign rally in Portland, Oregon, as the opening speaker. In the 2008 presidential election, Astin lent his support to Senator Hillary Clinton and made multiple campaign appearances on her behalf, including joining Clinton's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, at some stops.

Astin is a vegetarian.

Best films

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(4 films)
Mark Ordesky
Mark Ordesky
(4 films)
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
(4 films)
Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sean Astin (66 films)

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Actor

Gloria
Gloria (2019)

Directed by Sebastián Lelio
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera, Caren Pistorius, Sean Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Roles Jeremy
Rating65% 3.276013.276013.276013.276013.27601
Gloria est une femme mûre divorcée. Ses enfants ont quitté la maison mais elle n'a aucune envie de passer ses jours et ses nuits seule. Déterminée à défier l'âge et la solitude, elle s'embarque dans un tourbillon de fêtes dans des boîtes de nuit de Los Angeles à la recherche d'une jeunesse perdue.
The Do-Over
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Paula Patton, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson, Luis Guzmán, Kathryn Hahn
Roles Ted-O
Rating57% 2.850162.850162.850162.850162.85016
Two down-on-their-luck guys decide to fake their own deaths and start over with new identities, only to find the people they're pretending to be are in even deeper trouble.
Little Boy
Little Boy (2015)
, 1h39
Directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors David Henrie, Kevin James, Emily Watson, Ted Levine, Michael Rapaport, Tom Wilkinson
Rating73% 3.696893.696893.696893.696893.69689
The story centers on a 7-year-old boy, Pepper Flynt Busbee (Jakob Salvati), who is devastated when his father enlists in the army during World War II. The title is a reference to Little Boy, the code name for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima as well as a reference to Pepper's height. Pepper has an extremely close relationship with his loving father. It begins from the very moment he is born when his father cradles him in his arms and mentions how small he is. When Pepper is examined by a doctor the physician is asked if the child is a midget. However, the doctor says that the term is offensive and suggests that he is just a "little boy." However, when World War II begins, Pepper's older brother is declared ineligible for military service because of flat feet and his father joins in his place. Not long after his father leaves for war, Pepper hears the Bible verse, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move" (Mt. 17:20), he becomes determined to get enough faith to bring his father home. Nevertheless, as his friend and mentor Father Oliver tells him, faith is useless to anyone who harbors hatred. The film highlights the tremendous hatred against Japanese-Americans that was rampant in America at this time. Father Oliver tells Pepper to befriend a Japanese man named Hashimoto. At first, the racism Pepper has internalized from society makes him hesitant to follow this advice, but as he gets to know Hashimoto, he begins to value their friendship and learns from Hashimoto to stand up to those who bully him about his height. The plot then takes a turn when Pepper's father is reported missing in action. Pepper's mother (Emily Watson) struggles to keep her family together in the face of these overwhelming hardships.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, 1h12
Directed by Jay Oliva
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films based on video games, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films set in Atlantis
Actors Matt Lanter, Samuel Witwer, Jason O'Mara, Sumalee Montano, Sean Patrick Thomas, Sirena Irwin
Roles Shazam (voice)
Rating66% 3.3497253.3497253.3497253.3497253.349725
In the Atlantic Ocean, the USS California submarine picks up incoming human-like threats approaching the sub by sonar. The sub is attacked, leaving the entire crew dead by the invading hostiles. At S.T.A.R. Labs' Justice League headquarters, Cyborg is given news by Colonel Steve Trevor over the sunken sub. Cyborg decides to check it himself, deciding against Trevor's idea of calling the other superheroes, as he puts it "there is no Justice League".
Do You Believe?, 1h55
Directed by Jon Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa Pena, Ted McGinley, Cybill Shepherd, Lee Majors
Roles Dr. Farell
Rating62% 3.103773.103773.103773.103773.10377
The film begins with an opening quote from James 2:17. A pastor (McGinley) is shaken by a street preacher regarding his faith, which causes a chain of events for twelve different people, moving towards one cataclysmic event. Some will survive while others will not, but many lives will be changed. An older couple (Shepherd and Majors) have lost their only child. The aforementioned pastor and his wife (Tracy Melchior) were unable to conceive a child. A mother (Sorvino) and young daughter (Makenzie Moss) find themselves homeless, a young nurse (Dominguez) and her husband (Matthews) are caught in a court case that may ruin their lives. A young mother (Pettis) is about to give birth. A war veteran (Soria) returns home with PTSD. A suicidal young woman (PenaVega) seeks to see her father and feel loved again. A street gang is caught up in the mix when one of the members (Shwayze) unexpectedly ends up in church while running and hiding from the police.
Woodlawn
Woodlawn (2015)
, 2h4
Origin USA
Themes Films about religion, Sports films, American football films
Actors Sean Astin, Nicholas Bishop, Sherri Shepherd, Jon Voight, C. Thomas Howell
Roles Hank

After a government-mandate, Tony Nathan, a gifted high school football player, and other black students desegregate Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama in 1973. As cross burnings and riots erupt in the city, Tandy Gerelds, the Woodlawn Colonels football coach, struggles to ease racial tensions between his players. It's only when Gerelds allows Hank, an outsider, to speak to his team that real change begins. Hank, who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, tells the players a "better way" is possible through following Jesus. More than 40 players, nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to Jesus Christ and the spiritual change has a profound effect on the coach, the school and the community.
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, 1h35
Directed by Kaare Andrews
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Sean Astin, Jillian Murray, Ryan Donowho, Currie Graham, Brando Eaton, Lydia Hearst
Roles Porter
Rating44% 2.2056052.2056052.2056052.2056052.205605
The story centers about the initial outbreak of the virus. On a remote island, a prisoner named Porter (like Typhoid Mary, he is a carrier unaffected by the virus) is being held in a lab by scientists trying to create a vaccine. In an attempt to free himself, Porter forces a lockdown of the station and spreads the virus outside of the lab by infecting a mouse.
The Surface, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Sean Astin, Mimi Rogers, Chris Mulkey
Roles Mitch
Rating48% 2.4128252.4128252.4128252.4128252.412825
Boys of Abu Ghraib, 1h42
Origin USA
Actors Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Luke Moran, John Heard, Michael Welch, Scott Patterson
Roles Staff Sergeant Tanner

The film starts in 2003, the day before 22-year-old Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) ships out for Iraq, having joined the Army Reserves in hopes of being part of something bigger than himself.
Ribbit
Ribbit (2014)

Origin Malaisie
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Sean Astin, Tim Curry, Elfira Loy, Russell Peters, Cherami Leigh, Awie
Roles Ribbit, a frog with an identity crisis
Rating41% 2.0855752.0855752.0855752.0855752.085575
All his life, Ribbit has felt different from all the other frogs. To find purpose in his life, Ribbit embarks on an incredible journey through the Amazon Rainforest. During this journey, Ribbit is accidentally hypnotised into believing he is a human prince trapped in a frog’s body. Convinced that he now understands why he is different, Ribbit heads out in his search for the Princess whose kiss will solve all his problems. Joined by his best friend, a female squirrel named Sandy, Ribbit encounters an amazingly zany cast of unique and colourful characters.
Stan Lee's Mighty 7, 1h6
Directed by Stan Lee
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Superhero films
Actors Armie Hammer, Christian Slater, Mayim Bialik, Teri Hatcher, Michael Peter Balzary, Stan Lee
Roles Kid Kinergy (voice)
Rating61% 3.0568153.0568153.0568153.0568153.056815
The concept is that Stan Lee is a character in the story, as himself, who runs into two groups of aliens that he mentors to be a superhero team while he uses them to write comic books. The aliens are 2 marshals transporting 5 criminals that crash land on Earth. Besides Lee, a covert government agency is aware that they land with a leader of a military unit becoming an antagonist of the team.
The Hero of Color City, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Christina Ricci, Sean Astin, Owen Wilson, Elizabeth Daily, Jessica Capshaw, Arsenio Hall
Roles Horatio
Rating41% 2.090422.090422.090422.090422.09042
Every night when Ben goes to bed, his crayons turn alive and set out to Color city. Yellow, a timid crayon afraid of everything, accidentally summons two unfinished drawings known as King Scrawl and his sidekick Gnat. Now the crayons must act fast and save their town before their colors fade.
Justice League: War, 1h19
Directed by Jay Oliva
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films set in the future, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Jason O'Mara, Michelle Monaghan, Christopher Gorham, Zach Callison, Alan Tudyk, Justin Kirk
Roles Shazam (voice)
Rating72% 3.648853.648853.648853.648853.64885
A series of strange abductions have occurred in Gotham City, Central City, Coast City and Metropolis among others. Video footage suggests that Batman, a wanted, costumed vigilante, is behind the incidents. When a mysterious, burly, cloaked kidnapper abducts a woman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) arrives to confront the kidnapper and saves the woman when she is dropped from above. Green Lantern then attacks the kidnapper, revealing it to be a monstrous Parademon. The creature defeats Green Lantern soundly, and as he is about to be killed, Batman appears and attacks the Parademon, trying to interrogate it. The Parademon then attacks both heroes. They escape from the city's police and chase the creature into the sewers, where it charges a Mother Box and explodes. Batman and Green Lantern examine the box, deduce that it is of extraterrestrial origin, and decide to ask Superman for an answer. Another Mother Box, supplied by The Flash (Barry Allen) is being studied at S.T.A.R. Labs. Doctor Silas Stone, father of Vic Stone, deliberately misses his son's football game so he can study the box. Arriving in Metropolis, Batman and Green Lantern fight Superman—who has fought a Parademon previously and believes the heroes are working with it. The battle spreads over a portion of the city; it finally stops when Batman calls Superman "Clark". Superman uses his x-ray vision and recognizes Batman as billionaire Bruce Wayne. The three heroes then begin to collaborate. On planet Apokolips, Darkseid orders Desaad to begin an invasion of Earth in response to the superheroes' discovery of his plans.
Moms' Night Out, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Sarah Drew, Trace Adkins, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, Sammi Hanratty, Abbie Cobb
Roles Sean
Rating55% 2.751852.751852.751852.751852.75185
Feeling overworked by her children, mother-of-three Allyson decides to go on a moms' night out with her friends, Izzy and Sondra. The three expect a night to unwind, leaving Allyson's husband, Sean, to take care of all the kids. After their reservation is canceled, however, things go from bad to worse when Allyson's sister-in-law, Bridget, realizes that her infant son, Phoenix, is missing. The four travel across the city looking for the child, and ultimately learn to quit blaming others for their own problems. Meanwhile, their husbands attempt to look after the children, with disastrous results.
Adopting Terror, 1h29
Directed by Micho Rutare
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Sean Astin, Samaire Armstrong, Monet Mazur, Brendan Fehr, Michael Gross, Mary Gross
Roles Tim Broadbent
Rating48% 2.413832.413832.413832.413832.41383
Tim and Cheryl are happy when they adopt a little girl named Mona. As they begin to form a family bond with each other, Mona's biological father (Kevin) stalks them. Throughout the movie, Kevin attempts to take Mona back but is stopped by Tim and Cheryl. As this stalking becomes repetitive, they call the police but they have no answer for them. They are then determined to protect Mona from the terror that Kevin brings to them.