Sean Astin - Rotten Tomatoes

Sean Astin

Highest Rated:   100% Borderland (2007)
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Birthplace:   Santa Monica, California, USA
Sean Astin had starred in ten movies, directed a short film, and formed his own production company all before his 21st birthday. The elder son of actress Patty Duke and actor/director John Astin, he knew the hazards of Hollywood life: As a popular child star, Astin refrained from drinking, drugs, and narcissism. He juggled acting with attending classes at Crossroads High School for the Arts and Los Angeles Valley College, eventually graduating cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles with dual degrees in History and American Literature and Culture. When his younger brother, fellow kid actor Mackenzie Astin, temporarily fled Los Angeles to pursue journalism, Astin doggedly remained in town -- he once half-heartedly considered a law career, but could never part with being an entertainer. Astin was born in Santa Monica, CA, on February 25, 1971. His famous parents actively supported his childhood ambition to become an actor, and Astin was cast in TV specials, movies, and even series until 1983. Barely a year later, screenwriter Steven Spielberg handpicked the 13-year-old Astin to star as Michael "Mikey" Walsh in Richard Donner's children's adventure film The Goonies (1985). Astin earned his first Young Artist Award for his work on the film and went on to act in a host of teen pictures. He headlined the Disney Channel television movie The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986), joined Kevin Bacon for the wilderness adventure White Water Summer (1987), and appeared with Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron in the comedy Like Father, Like Son (1987).In 1988, Astin directed his first short film, a Vietnam picture about the unexpected relationship between an American GI and a Viet Cong soldier titled On My Honor. Astin's own production company, Lava Entertainment, financed the film. While continuing to develop projects through Lava Entertainment, Astin starred with Dermot Mulroney in 1989's Staying Together. He won his second Young Artist Award for his performance in the picture. Also in 1989, Astin portrayed the teenage son of feuding couple Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas in Danny DeVito's The War of the Roses. He finished off the '80s by enlisting in the all-star cast of Michael Caton-Jones' World War II drama Memphis Belle (1990). The film -- which also features Matthew Modine, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Zane, and Eric Stoltz -- followed the crew of the Memphis Belle bomber on their harrowing final run over Germany. Astin's stocky build and comic timing lent well to his incarnation as the group's tail gunner, Sergeant Richard "Rascal" Moore. When Astin initially lost the lead role in his next picture, Toy Soldiers (1991), to Wil Wheaton, he treated the film's director, Dan Petrie Jr., to a screening of Memphis Belle. Petrie was so impressed by his work that he relegated Wheaton to a supporting part and cast Astin as Toy Soldiers' hero, a rebellious student who saves his prep school from South American terrorists.In the spring of 1992, Astin starred with Pauly Shore and Brendan Fraser in Encino Man, a comedy about two California high school students who discover a caveman. He then reunited with Dermot Mulroney in the drama Where the Day Takes You (1992), which also stars Will Smith, Christian Slater, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Ricki Lake. 1993 saw Astin play the title character in Rudy, the memorable film about a tenacious boy determined to play football for Notre Dame despite the fact that he is too small. Football coaches around the United States still show the film before games to inspire their players, and, to this day, strangers still chant "Rudy! Rudy!" when they spot Astin on the street.After filming Safe Passage (1994) with Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard, Astin appeared in the independent film The Low Life (1995), for which he won the Best Actor Award at the 1995 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. That same year, he wrote, directed, and produced his second short film, Kangaroo Court. The picture tells the story of a police officer who

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Unleashed
  • Carl
2017
0% Bad Kids of Crestview Academy
  • Headmaster Nash
2017
No Score Yet Range 15
  • Pilot Grigsby
$1.5k 2016
No Score Yet Swing State
  • Bob Bernard
2016
5% The Do-Over
  • Ted-O
2016
77% Woodlawn
  • Hank
$14.4M 2015
No Score Yet The Surface
  • Mitch
  • Executive Producer
2015
21% Do You Believe?
  • Dr. Farrell
$9.2M 2015
No Score Yet Checkmate
  • Dyson
2015
25% The Hero of Color City
  • Horatio
$32.5k 2014
24% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero
  • Porter
2014
18% Video Games: The Movie
  • Narrator
$23.5k 2014
15% Moms' Night Out
  • Sean
2014
30% Boys of Abu Ghraib
  • Tanner
2014
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Mighty 7
  • Actor
2014
40% Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis
  • Captain Marvel
2014
No Score Yet Ribbit
  • Actor
2014
50% Justice League: War
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet A Long Run
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Extraction
  • Kyle Black
2013
No Score Yet The Freemason
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Naughty List
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Dorothy and the Witches of Oz
  • Frick
2012
No Score Yet Amazing Love
  • Stuart
2012
No Score Yet Adopting Terror
  • Tim Broadbent
2012
No Score Yet And They're Off...
  • Dusty Sanders
2011
14% Stay Cool
  • Big Girl
2011
No Score Yet Love's Christmas Journey
  • Mayor William Wayne
2011
No Score Yet Demoted
  • Mike
2011
No Score Yet Cat Tale
  • Actor
2010
21% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • Meerkat Manor Narrator
$219.4M 2009
29% Forever Strong
  • Marcus Tate
$0.6M 2008
15% What Love Is
  • George
2008
No Score Yet The Colour of Magic
  • Twoflower
2008
No Score Yet Spirit of the Forest (Espíritu del bosque)
  • Furi
2008
100% Borderland
  • Randall
2007
26% The Final Season
  • Kent Stock
  • Executive Producer
$1M 2007
No Score Yet Masters of Science Fiction
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Sea Lions: A California Adventure
  • Actor
2007
32% Click
  • Bill
$137.4M 2006
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
  • Kip Kipling
$0.2M 2006
No Score Yet Love and Debate
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Hercules
  • Linus
2005
15% Smile
  • Mr. Matthews
2005
13% Bigger Than the Sky
  • Ken Zorbell
2005
No Score Yet Balto III: Wings of Change
  • Kodi
2005
No Score Yet Thanks to Gravity
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Daddy Who?
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Slipstream
  • Producer
  • Stuart Conway
2005
No Score Yet Ringers - Lord of the Fans
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Party Wagon
  • Actor
2004
44% 50 First Dates
  • Doug Whitmore
$120.8M 2004
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building
  • Aaron
2004
No Score Yet Ringers: Lord of the Fans
  • Actor
2004
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Samwise Gamgee
$364.1M 2003
No Score Yet The Long and Short of It
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2003
96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Sam
$339.8M 2002
No Score Yet The Last Producer
  • Bo Pomerantz
2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Sam
$314.1M 2001
No Score Yet Dish Dogs
  • Morgan
2000
46% Deterrence
  • Ralphie
2000
No Score Yet The Final Hit
  • Bo Pomerantz
2000
No Score Yet Icebreaker
  • Matt Foster
1999
No Score Yet Daddy Who? (Kimberly)
  • Bob
1999
No Score Yet Boy Meets Girl
  • Actor
1998
75% Bulworth
  • Gary
1998
No Score Yet The Long Way Home
  • Actor
1997
85% Courage Under Fire
  • Patella
1996
56% The Low Life
  • Andy
1996
No Score Yet Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron
  • Harrison Bergeron
1995
54% Safe Passage
  • Izzy Singer
1995
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo
  • Step-Brother (uncredited)
1994
80% Rudy
  • Daniel E. 'Rudy' Ruettiger
1993
80% Where the Day Takes You
  • Greg
1992
16% Encino Man
  • Dave Morgan
1992
36% Toy Soldiers
  • Billy Tepper
1991
64% Memphis Belle
  • Richard 'Rascal' Moore
1990
No Score Yet The Willies
  • Michael
1990
82% The War of the Roses
  • Josh (at 17)
1989
80% Staying Together
  • Duncan
1989
No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son
  • Trigger
1987
29% White Water Summer
  • Alan
1987
No Score Yet The B.R.A.T. Patrol
  • Leonard Kinsey
1986
70% The Goonies
  • Michael 'Mikey' Walsh
1985
No Score Yet Please Don't Hit Me, Mom
  • Brian Reynolds
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
79% The Strain
2014
  • Jim Kent
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
  • Voice
  • 2015
No Score Yet Face Off
2011
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hollywood Treasure
2010-2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Tyler Elliott
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2011
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Lynn McGill
  • 2010
  • 2006
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Paul Buchanon
  • 2007
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Alienist
2017
  • Theodore Roosevelt

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