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After this role, Astin didn't have to prove nothin' to nobody about his acting chops."The Lord of the Rings" film franchise (2001-2003) Astin took on the role of Samwise Gamgee, patron saint of faithful sidekicks.The red-headed hobbit reminded Frodo and audiences everywhere that there was some good -- even with Sauron's minions on their tail -- and that it's worth fighting for. Television appearances include: "Please, Don't Hit Me," ABC Afterschool Special, 1981; The Rules of Marriage (miniseries), CBS, 1982; Just Our Luck (pilot), 1983; Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron (movie), 1995; Perversions of Science, HBO, 1997; The Last Producer (movie), USA, 2001; Jeremiah, Showtime, 2003; Party Wagon (voice), Cartoon Network, 2004. Awards: Best supporting actor award, Seattle Film Critics, for The Return of the King, 2003; best supporting actor award, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, for The Return of the King, 2003. Not content with just appearing before the camera, Astin is also an aspiring feature filmmaker who has made several short films and directed some episodic television. Works as a film director and producer include: On My Honor, 1990; Kangaroo Court, 1994; The Long and Short of It (also screenwriter), 2003. Astin had also appeared in a number of television productions.His mom was linked to two men at the time, and no one knew who Sean’s father was.
Despite negative critical response, the unabashedly silly movie was a success at the box office and amassed a cult following."Rudy" (1993) In this 1993 tearjerker biopic, Astin portrayed Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who lived his dream of playing football for the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles.Around the same time, Duke married rock promoter Michael Tell, who was subletting her apartment. Astin and Duke married, and Astin raised Sean as his own.When Sean was 14, his mother confessed that she believed Arnaz was actually his father, and Sean went on to develop a relationship with the actor. Sean later met a relative of Michael Tell, who suggested that they might be related. Astin told John Stanley of the San Francisco Chronicle, "My parents were also careful that I understood all the classic pitfalls.They embodied in me a real view of the acting world, and not a romantic one.
Though Astin was exposed to acting from an early age because of his parents, he saw a darker side of life as well. His parents' marriage was troubled, and they separated when he was three years old.