Sean Astin

Sean Astin (born February 25, 1971) is an American film actor, director, and producer better known for his film roles as Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, and Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in the fifth season of 24. Most recently, he provided the voice for the title character in Disney's Special Agent Oso.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

The War of the Roses (1989)

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The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Michael Douglas  •  Danny DeVito  •  Marianne Sägebrecht

The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Michael Douglas  •  Danny DeVito  •  Marianne Sägebrecht

The Goonies (1985)

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A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Josh Brolin  •  Jeff Cohen  •  Corey Feldman

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Josh Brolin  •  Jeff Cohen  •  Corey Feldman

50 First Dates (2004)

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Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because the delightful Lucy has no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Rob Schneider  •  Sean Astin

Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because the delightful Lucy has no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Rob Schneider  •  Sean Astin

Bigger Than the Sky (2005)

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which wreaks havoc upon his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Corley
CAST:  Amy Smart  •  Marcus Thomas  •  Sean Astin  •  John Corbett

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which wreaks havoc upon his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Corley
CAST:  Amy Smart  •  Marcus Thomas  •  Sean Astin  •  John Corbett

Click (2006)

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A married workaholic, Michael Newman doesn't have time for his wife and children, not if he's to impress his ungrateful boss and earn a well-deserved promotion. So when he meets Morty, a loopy sales clerk, he gets the answer to his prayers: a magical remote that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Christopher Walken  •  David Hasselhoff

A married workaholic, Michael Newman doesn't have time for his wife and children, not if he's to impress his ungrateful boss and earn a well-deserved promotion. So when he meets Morty, a loopy sales clerk, he gets the answer to his prayers: a magical remote that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Christopher Walken  •  David Hasselhoff

Courage Under Fire (1996)

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A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Matt Damon

A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Matt Damon

Elvis Has Left the Building (2004)

Harmony had an encounter early in life with the young Elvis, and can't seem to shake his influence. Now a Pink Lady selling cosmetics, she seems to inadvertently bring harm to any Elvis impersonators she encounters. After a bizarre car accident leaves a slew of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Zwick
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  John Corbett  •  Annie Potts  •  Sean Astin

Harmony had an encounter early in life with the young Elvis, and can't seem to shake his influence. Now a Pink Lady selling cosmetics, she seems to inadvertently bring harm to any Elvis impersonators she encounters. After a bizarre car accident leaves a slew of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Zwick
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  John Corbett  •  Annie Potts  •  Sean Astin

Encino Man (1992)

High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man buried in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link—as the boys have named him—quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany southern California lives. After a shave and some new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Pauly Shore  •  Megan Ward

High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man buried in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link—as the boys have named him—quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany southern California lives. After a shave and some new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Pauly Shore  •  Megan Ward

Harrison Bergeron (1995)

"All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man (Harrison) who is smarter than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Miranda de Pencier  •  Eugene Levy

"All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man (Harrison) who is smarter than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Miranda de Pencier  •  Eugene Levy

Memphis Belle (1990)

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The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Tate Donovan  •  D. B. Sweeney

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Tate Donovan  •  D. B. Sweeney

Slipstream (2005)

A scientist plots a bank robbery based around his newest invention -- a time travel gadget that will send its user 10 minutes into the past. Everything goes according to plan, until he encounters a group of thieves who've planned their heist for the same day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David van Eyssen
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Ivana Miličević  •  Vinnie Jones  •  Grant Swanby

A scientist plots a bank robbery based around his newest invention -- a time travel gadget that will send its user 10 minutes into the past. Everything goes according to plan, until he encounters a group of thieves who've planned their heist for the same day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David van Eyssen
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Ivana Miličević  •  Vinnie Jones  •  Grant Swanby

Smile (2005)

Introduced to a volunteer opportunity with the Doctor's Gift Program, Katie (Mika Boorem) signs up for a trip to China, where she meets Lin (Yi Ding), a girl with whom she shares a birthday. Lin has a facial deformity that discourages her from ever showing her face ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Kramer
CAST:  Mika Boorem  •  Luoyong Wang  •  Yi Ding  •  Beau Bridges

Introduced to a volunteer opportunity with the Doctor's Gift Program, Katie (Mika Boorem) signs up for a trip to China, where she meets Lin (Yi Ding), a girl with whom she shares a birthday. Lin has a facial deformity that discourages her from ever showing her face ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Kramer
CAST:  Mika Boorem  •  Luoyong Wang  •  Yi Ding  •  Beau Bridges

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

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Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Sean Astin

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Sean Astin

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

Rudy (1993)

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Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Jon Favreau  •  Ned Beatty  •  Greta Lind

Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Jon Favreau  •  Ned Beatty  •  Greta Lind

The Final Season (2007)

True story of Kent Stock, who in the early '90s gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach of the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill their former coach's shoes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Evans
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Sean Astin  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Michael Angarano

True story of Kent Stock, who in the early '90s gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach of the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill their former coach's shoes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Evans
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Sean Astin  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Michael Angarano

Deterrence (2000)

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Kevin Pollak  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Sheryl Lee Ralph  •  Clotilde Courau

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Kevin Pollak  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Sheryl Lee Ralph  •  Clotilde Courau

White Water Summer (1987)

When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon after alienating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Bleckner
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Sean Astin  •  Jonathan Ward  •  K. C. Martel

When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon after alienating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Bleckner
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Sean Astin  •  Jonathan Ward  •  K. C. Martel

Toy Soldiers (1991)

After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie Jr.
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Wil Wheaton  •  Keith Coogan  •  George Perez

After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie Jr.
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Wil Wheaton  •  Keith Coogan  •  George Perez
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