There and Back Again: An Actors Tale by Sean AstinThe fascinating memoir of a Hollywood life and an inside look at a life-changing role and the groundbreaking Lord of the Rings films that captured the imagination of movie fans everywhere.
The Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful film franchises in cinematic history. Winner of a record eleven Academy Awards--a clean sweep--and breaking box office records worldwide, the trilogy is a breathtaking cinematic achievement and beloved by fans everywhere.
For Sean Astin, a Hollywood child (his mother is Patty Duke and stepfather is John Astin) who made his feature film debut at 13 in the 1980s classic The Goonies and played the title role in Rudy, the call from his agent about the role of Samwise Gamgee couldnt have come at a better time. His career was at a low point and choice roles were hard to come by. But his 18-month experience in New Zealand with director Peter Jackson and the cast and crew od The Lord of the Rings films would be more than simply a dream-come-true--it would prove to be the challenge of a lifetime.
There and Back Again: An Actors Tale is the complete memoir of Sean Astin, from his early days in Hollywood to the role that changed his life. Though much has been written about the making of the films, including the techniques and artistry employed to bring Tolkiens vision of life and the various relationships between castmembers, the real story of what took place on the set, the harrowing ordeals of the actors and the unspoken controversy and backstage dealings have never been told.
Seans experience and candid account of his time filming in New Zealand is unparalleled. More than a companion guide to the Ring films, There and Back Again filled with stories from the set and of the actors involved that have never been revealed before and is an eye-opening look from a Hollywood veteran at the blood, sweat and tears that went into the making of one of the most ambitious films of all time.
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Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; born February 25, ) is an American actor, voice actor, director Astin has maintained close relationships with all three, saying, " Desi Arnaz Jr. loves After The Goonies, Astin appeared in several more films, including the Disney made-for-TV movie, The B.R.A.T. Patrol, opposite Nia Long, .
During that time, Duke also had a sexual relationship with Michael Tell, a writer, music promoter and publisher of the newspaper The Las Vegas Israelite. When Duke became pregnant, she was unsure whether Arnaz or Tell was the father, so Tell offered to marry her as a way out of the scandal. On August 5, , Duke married actor John Astin , after having been in a relationship with him for two years. When the wedding guests were invited to speak, month-old Sean looked at John and cried, "Daddy! In , Duke gave birth to Astin's brother, Mackenzie Astin , who also became an actor. Duke and John Astin divorced in When Astin was 14, Duke told him that Arnaz was his father, and the two developed a relationship.
Sign in. His mother was actress Patty Duke. At the time of his birth, his biological father was believed to be entertainer Desi Arnaz Jr. Sean was raised by his stepfather, actor John Astin , who married Patty Duke in and whose surname Sean took. Sean's mother was of Irish and more distant German ancestry, and Sean's biological father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent. Followed by Sean's feature debut The Goonies and since then, he has had a steady stream of roles. Runner - Aufstand der Untermenschen
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Sean Astin had been acting since he was a child and was best known for his role as Michael "Mikey" Walsh in the American adventure-comedy The Goonies. In the early s, Astin experienced a career breakthrough with his role as the Hobbit Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, released in , , and He and other cast members became very close and very good friends through the filming process, especially he and Elijah Wood , actor of Frodo. She plays his on-screen daughter, Elanor Gamgee, who runs out to him as he returns from the Grey Havens. While working on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Astin persuaded a number of fellow cast and crew members, including director Peter Jackson, to assist him in making his second short film, The Long and Short of It. The film takes place on a street in Wellington, New Zealand. The title is derived from the subtitle of J.