Sean Astin is a famous producer, director and actor of United States of America, his claim to fame was his role of Samwise Gamjee in the Peter Jackson directed, “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, the movie, which went on to equal the record for most Academy Awards with “Ben Hur” and “Titanic”. Sean Astin was born on 25th February, 1971 as Sean Patrick Duke.

Early Career

Sean Astin started his acting career as a child star, back in 1981 from a TV movie “Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom” alongside his real-life mother. At the age of 14 years, Sean Astin landed a role in his first ever movie titled “The Goonies” in 1985.

His impressive acting skills earned him several movie roles including “The B.R.A.T Patrol”, “Like Father Like Son”, “The War of the Roses”, “Memphis Belle”, “Courage Under Fire”, “Encino Man” and many others, establishing his credentials as an actor capable of playing different roles to perfection.

Career Highlights

Sean Astin’s career breakthrough came in the epic movie “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, which brought him into the limelight. “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy brought so many award nominations for Sean Astin’s role of Samwise Gamjee including Screen Actors Guild Award, Chicago Film Critics Society Award, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award among many others. Among the awards that he won included Screen Actors Guild Award, Saturn Award, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award and many others in different categories.

Best Movies of Sean Astin

  • Like Father Like Son
  • Memphis Belle
  • Where the Day Takes
  • Courage under Fire
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Lord of the Rings: The Twin Towers
  • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • 50 First Dates
  • The Final Season
  • The Witches of Oz

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