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'''Sean Astin''' (born 1971) played [[Samwise Gamgee]] in [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]] film trilogy.  
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'''Sean Patrick Astin''' (born 1971) is an American film actor who played [[Samwise Gamgee]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]] 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".
 
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 runs into the river after [[Frodo Baggins|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.   
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He suffered an injury during the filming of the scene at [[Parth Galen]] when Sam ran into the river after [[Frodo Baggins|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".
 
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".
  
Astin wrote a painfully honest account of his work on The Lord of the Rings films in his book ''[[There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale]]''.
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==Roles==
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* [[2010]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest]]'': [[Samwise Gamgee]]
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* [[2006]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king]]'': Samwise Gamgee (archive footage)
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*[[2004]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age]]'': Samwise Gamgee (archive footage)
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*[[2004]]: [[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (video game)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'' (video game)]]: Samwise Gamgee
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* [[2003]]: ''[[Beyond the Movie: The Return of the King]]'': Himself
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*[[2003]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'': Samwise Gamgee
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*[[2003]]: [[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (video game)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' (video game)]]: Samwise Gamgee
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* [[2002]]: ''[[The Making of The Lord of the Rings]]'': Himself
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*[[2002]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'': Samwise Gamgee
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* [[2002]]: ''[[A Day in the Life of a Hobbit]]'': Himself
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* [[2001]]: ''[[Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'': Himself
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* [[2001]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'': Samwise Gamgee
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* [[2001]]: ''[[Quest for the Ring]]'': Himself
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==Bibliography==
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* [[2004]]: ''[[There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale]]''
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==Quotes==
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{{quote|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]]''}}
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{{quote|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}}
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{{quote|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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==Awards==
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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]]''
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* [[2003]] - '''[http://ofcs.rottentomatoes.com/ OFCS Award]''', Best Ensemble,  ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''
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* 2003 - '''PFCS Award''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
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* 2003 - '''[http://www.vesawards.com/awards/ VES Award]''', Outstanding Performance by a Male or Female Actor in an Effects Film, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
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* 2003 - '''[http://www.mtv.com/ MTV Movie Award]''', Best On-Screen Team, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
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* 2003 - '''[[wikipedia:Seattle Film Critics Awards 2003|SFC Award]]''', Best Supporting Actor, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''
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* [[2004]] - '''[http://www.lvfcs.org/ Sierra Award]''', Best Supporting Actor, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.bfca.org/ Critics' Choice Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.nbrmp.org/ NBR Award]''', Best Acting by an Ensemble (shared with see previous)
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* 2004 - '''VES Award''', Best Performance by an Actor in an Effects Film, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.sagawards.org/ SAG Award]''', Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.saturnawards.org/ Saturn Award]''', Best Supporting Actor, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* '''[http://www.seanastin.com/ Official Home Page]'''
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* '''[http://www.seanastin.com/ Official Website]'''
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000276/ IMDb Profile]
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* {{WP|Sean Astin}}
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Astin Wikipedia Profile]
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* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000276/ Sean Astin] at [http://www.imdb.com IMDb]
  
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Latest revision as of 16:48, 20 May 2013

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Sean Astin
LifetimeFebruary 25, 1971
PortrayedSamwise Gamgee
InThe Lord of the Rings (film series)
IMDbProfile

Sean Patrick Astin (born 1971) is an American film actor who played Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings (film series) and most of the tie-in game franchise.

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[edit] 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".

[edit] Roles

[edit] Bibliography

[edit] 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

[edit] Awards

[edit] External Links