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Sean Astin is an American film actor, director, voice artist and producer, best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies and the title character of Rudy. In 2004, Astin broke into the publishing world and authored the New York Times best selling There and Back Again, a memoir – co-written with Joe Layden – of his film career with emphasis on his experiences with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Currently, Astin stars in the Sony Pictures romantic comedy Mom’s Night Out starring Sarah Drew, Patricia Heaton, Harry Shum Jr. and Trace Adkins, due for release Mothers Day weekend 2014. [+]