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Sean Astin

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* [[2002]] - '''[http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]''  
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* [[2002]] - '''[http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''  
 
* [[2003]] - '''[http://ofcs.rottentomatoes.com/ OFCS Award]''', Best Ensemble,  ''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]''
 
* [[2003]] - '''[http://ofcs.rottentomatoes.com/ OFCS Award]''', Best Ensemble,  ''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]''
 
* 2003 - '''PFCS Award''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
 
* 2003 - '''PFCS Award''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''

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Sean Astin
LifetimeFebruary 25, 1971
PortrayedSamwise Gamgee
InThe Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
IMDbProfile

Sean Patrick Astin (born 1971) played Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy and most of the tie-in game franchise.

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History

Amusingly, he kept meticulous count of the times when he was fitted with hobbit feet and subsequently the feet were never "in shot".

He suffered an injury during the filming of the scene at Parth Galen when Sam ran into the river after Frodo — there was a shard of glass in the river bed and Astin's foot was pierced and bled profusely. Despite the injury he was back on set the next day.

Both of his parents worked in the film industry: his father John Astin created the character of Gomez Addams in the TV series "The Addams Family" while his mother, Patty Duke, won an Oscar for her performance in "The Miracle Worker".

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Quotes

"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."
― Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings 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."
― Sean Astin
"Sam is the best kind of friend. Through thick or thin, he is always there. I found myself gravitating toward that quality in my portrayal, toward this idea of an earnest, loyal, decent fellow."
― Sean Astin, lordoftherings.net

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