Sean Astin was first seen on-screen in a television film titled ‘Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom.’ ‘The Goonies,’ an adventure comedy film marked Astin’s film debut at the age of thirteen. He followed this by starring in various films, including ‘The War of the Roses,’ ‘Like Father Like Son,’ ‘Toy Soldiers,’ ‘White Water Summer,’ ‘Encino Man,’ and ‘Rudy.’
He appeared in ‘The Lord of The Rings trilogy,’ a film series of three fantasy adventure films where he portrayed Samwise Gamgee. He was seen playing Bob Newby in ‘Stranger Things,’ fiction-horror web television series.
Some of his other notable roles in films include, ’50 First Dates,’ ‘Moms’ Night Out,’ ‘Click,’ ‘Woodlawn,’ ‘The Do-Over,’ etc.
The fight for control of the future of Middle-earth intensifies as Aragorn, aided by Gandalf, Legolas, and Gimli, rallies his army at Minas Tirith to fight against the evil forces of Sauron. However, it is only a distraction to give Frodo and Sam more time to destroy the One Ring at the fires of Mount Doom.
After inheriting a mysterious ring forged millennia ago by Dark Lord Sauron to conquer Middle-earth, Frodo Baggins volunteers to carry it to be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. In this epic quest, he is accompanied by The Fellowship consisting of Wizard Gandalf, Elf Legolas, Dwarf Gimli, Boromir of Gondor, Isildur's heir Aragorn, and fellow Hobbits Sam, Merry, Pippin.
The second installment of The Lord of the Rings saga continues Frodo and Sam's epic quest to destroy the One Ring and sees them enlisting the guidance of the mysterious Gollum to traverse through the treacherous Dead Marshes, while their friends from the Fellowship, including resurrected Gandalf, help free King Theoden of Rohan from Saruman's deadly spell.
The Goonies are a group of Oregon children who are trying to save their neighborhood from developers. After discovering a map to the treasure of the 17th century’s notorious pirate One-Eyed Willy, they head out on an adventure to find the fortune, but are pursued by a family of criminals who want to grab the riches. Finally, who gets the treasure?
Named one of the best 25 sports movies, the film focuses on Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger’s struggle to achieve his dream; that is to play football at the University of Notre Dame. Being dyslexic, he neither has the grades nor the money to enter the university. He also lacks the stature to play college football. Yet he does not give up
Memphis Belle is an action war drama film which tells the story of a bomber plane during the Second World War, which is piloted by a young crew. They are assigned a mission to bomb a heavily defended town that causes several casualties to the Allied Forces.
Henry Roth, a veterinarian in Hawaii, spends his time philandering with the countless women vacationing in the island. He falls for the beautiful Lucy Whitmore and manages to impress her, but she suffers from short-time memory loss and cannot remember him the next day. Determined to mend his ways, Henry decides to woo Lucy again every day.
The War of the Roses is a romantic comedy film, revolving around a Washington lawyer and his wife, who decide to get divorced after a reasonably happy life. However, they face a vicious divorce battle, while trying to divide the possessions.
Bulworth is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a suicidal and disillusioned politician who puts out a contract killing on himself, so that his family will be able to benefit from his insurance policy. He also decides to be honest with his voters, but soon after he falls in love with a young woman, he rethinks his decision.
Courage Under Fire is a mystery war drama film, which tells the story of a US Army Officer, who is still dejected about a mistake he made during the Desert Storm incident. Now he has to investigate a female chopper commander, to find out whether she is worthy of the Medal of Honor.
Michael Newman is unable to spend more time with his family while he is pursuing his dream promotion at work. He wishes for a universal remote to control his life, and gets one from the eccentric inventor Morty. He pauses, skips and rewinds through his life until he eventually realizes that he has lost control of his life altogether.
Encino Man is a comedy film, which tells the story of two college guys, who find a caveman in their backyard and try to introduce him to modern life. They even take him to their college, and pass him off as a student.
The Do-Over is an action adventure comedy film, which tells the story of two guys who are going through difficult times. Therefore, they decide to fake their own deaths and start new lives with new identities. Problem arises when they realize that the people whom they are pretending to be, are even in deeper trouble.
This animated comedy film tells the story of Alvin, Simon and Theodore, who must defeat a rival female music group, in order to save the music programme of their school.
Sean Astin Awards
|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Best On-Screen Team||2003|