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Last Updated: Thursday October 31 2002 15:48 GMT

Sean Astin (Samwise)

Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee
Full name: Sean Astin
Birthday: 25 February 1971
Born: Santa Monica, California, USA
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Family: Wife Christine Louise and daughter Alexandra Louise
Films: The Goonies, Memphis Belle, Like Father Like Son, California Man, Lord of the Rings,
LOTR character: Samwise Gamgee

Other stuff:

  • He's got two degrees in History and English
  • He's directed two short films
  • He was nominated for an Oscar for one of his films, Kangaroo Court, in 1995, which he directed and co-produced with his wife
  • He started work on his first film, called Please Don't Hit Me Mom, when he was just nine years old
  • He loves cats
  • Both his parents, John Astin and Patty Duke, are well known actors in the States




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