LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING
SEAN ASTIN made
his feature film debut in The Goonies and soon had a starring role in the
critically acclaimed Rudy. Other film credits include Bulworth,
Courage Under Fire, Memphis Belle, Encino Man, Like Father Like Son, Where the
Day Takes You, Staying Together, War of the Roses and Safe Passage.
Astin received Best Actor honors for his performance in Low Life at the
Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. Astin has also been seen in the indie releases Deterrence,
Kimberly, The Last Producer and Boy Meets Girl. He made his
professional debut with his mother, Patty Duke, in the television After School
Special "Please Don't Hit Me Mom." For his role in The
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Astin and the rest of the
principal cast were nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a
Theatrical Motion Picture by the Screen Actors Guild.
A promising director,
Astin garnered an Academy Award nomination for his short film Kangaroo Court,
which he also co-produced with his wife, Christine. Astin's short film, The
Long and the Short of It was shot on the set of The Lord of the Rings.
The film is featured on the DVD of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and
recently screened at Sundance. A Directors Guild of America member, Astin also
directed an episode of the HBO anthology series "Perversions of
He is next starring opposite Adam
Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the Sony comedy Fifty First Kisses, which
will be released on February 14, 2004. Astin will appear in the Showtime drama
series "Jeremiah" this fall. Behind the scenes, Astin has directed an
episode of "Jeremiah" and an episode of "Angel."
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