It's a great interview!
Listen here. Sean's interview starts at about 27:30. Stay for the post interview discussion of #run3rd and Sean's autobiography "There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale"!
The movie was better than I had expected from the trailer, and everyone in the audience seemed to enjoy it. There was a bit of bathroom humor (including a scene in the bathroom), but also a lot of good slapstick and other funny bits. Sean had some very funny as well as cute and sweet scenes, and a couple places where his eye crinkles and general adorableness had me melting in my seat. Sean got the opportunity to indulge in a number of sports, including softball, bowling and jogging. There's also a very funny (and adult) scene where Mike (Sean) and Rodney (Michael Vartan) give anniversary present advice to one of the secretaries.
After the movie there was a Q&A with Warren Zide, one of the producers. … I asked if there was much improvisation, as it seemed to me there was, and he said about 1/3 of what made it to the screen involved improv. They would shoot the scene first following the script, then do additional takes with the actors improvising.
NEW YORK – April 19, 2012 – Syfy’s hit series Hollywood Treasure, starring collectibles expert Joe Maddalena, will return for its second season Tuesday, May 22 at 10PM (ET/PT). Each episode takes viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, with the season opener traveling to “Middle-earth” and featuring actor Sean Astin’s Lord of the Rings collection.Complete press release
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Now, I am a huge LOTR fan and I love Sean Astin. So when I found out he was there giving autographs I was psyched…until I found out he wanted $40 for an autograph, then I was just crushed. But luck and the awesomeness of Sean Astin was in my favor. The line for Starkid autographs was right next to Sean Astin’s line and he had all but finished up signing so he came over to our line and talked to us and told us to come get his autograph. One girl in line explained that while she was a huge fan she just simply could not afford the $40 and pretty much all the other Starkid fans, including me, expressed the same. He is such an amazing guy that he spent the next 20 minutes walking up and down the Starkid line shaking hands, giving hugs and talking to everyone. We explained to him who Starkid and gushed about them. I noticed that after he left the fan line he headed over to the Starkids who were equally geeking out about him as their fans were. Here was someone who really appreciated his fans. This isn’t even the awesome part yet.
[Team Starkid] had a new friend make a surprise appearance at their panel – fellow C2E2 guest and Lord of the Rings star, Sean Astin.
Astin appeared at the Q & A wearing the Scarecrow costume belonging to absent cast member Dylan Saunders, and sat in on the panel as an honorary StarKid. Both Team StarKid and the audience threw questions to him as ‘Dylan’, and he did his best to answer in character.
Astin appeared to enjoy the experience of being a StarKid for a day, dancing around the room with the cast as they performed “Super Friends,” the closing number of Holy Musical B@man!, before taking some pictures, signing a guitar, and doling out hugs to the group, telling them, as ‘Dylan’, “You guys will always be my Fellowship.”
Team StarKid, being the renowned geeks that they are, could not entirely make light of the situation, with Nick Strauss stating that this was the best thing that had ever happened to him, and Meredith Stepien interrupting herself mid-answer to squeal “I’m sorry, but Samwise Gamgee is sitting right there.” The whole table leapt to their feet cheering in excitement when Astin mentioned his involvement in Nickelodeon’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.More at the Source, plus great pics and full video!
It's easy to be motivated with a legion of orcs on your tail. But on the streets of Los Angeles on regular old Earth, Astin must find the drive to run from within. On March 18, Astin ran the L.A. Marathon for the third time — but as he explained in a recent interview, he doesn't always find it easy to push himself to lace up those shoes.Read full interview here. You don't want to miss the question about barefoot running like a hobbit!
What started as an inspirational Twitter campaign is now a global movement sharing and honoring the dedications people make on behalf of the loved ones, the causes and the ideas that matter to them.Join us by participating in organized races carrying the #Run3rd banner and mission.
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The film centers around Tim and Cheryl Broadbent, played by Sean Astin (Goonies, Lord of the Rings) and Samaire Armstrong (The O.C., Entourage) respectively - and their adoption of a lovely little baby girl, Mona. Only trouble is, Mona's biological father has just been released from prison and now he'll stop at nothing to be reunited with his daughter. What follows is a psychological game of cat-and-mouse, manipulations and intimidation, violence and the different degrees different people will go to in order to preserve and protect their families.
Adopting Terror is laden with powerful performances that elevate the film. The seemingly ageless Sean Astin is a loving father and husband, a sensible protector who as the film progresses, struggles to keep himself together amid the mounting strain to his family. Astin is a perfect Everyfather - if you'll allow the term - and thus when he finds himself pushed to the brink, the experience is tangible and resonant.
Bottom line, Adopting Terror is a taut, well-paced, uncomfortably realistic thriller from set-up to payoff. It comes across simultaneously heartfelt, vicious, tense and suspenseful, and manages to mix in a few awesome, totally unexpected twists along the way to its pulse-pounding conclusion.Source
Enjoy a freewheeling discussion as notable and award-winning actors and directors share their experiences, perspectives and anecdotes on balancing life and work, off screen and on the set. Find out how they manage raising families with busy shooting schedules that may take them far from home or keep them well into the night. Learn about their creative approaches to building and keeping relationships on and off camera.More information here.
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It was time for the Sean Astin panel. Remember that scene in Lord of the Rings when the Isengard army are rowdily rabble-rousing outside of Helm’s Deep? Okay, now picture those Orcs holding bottles of Coke and wearing jeans and bright t-shirts, and you get what it was like in the line-up for Astin.
The crowd went nuts as Astin took the stage, waving and smiling. Even though Astin admitted that he’s an old hand at doing the convention circuit, it was still excellent to see that he was excited to be there and treated the fans with warmth and respect. He thanked people for their questions, made sure that said questions came from a mix of men, women and kids, and also made sure to thank the Comic-Con stage crew.
The Lord of the Rings featured prominently in the Q and A session, as one would expect, but there were also snippets from Astin’s time on The Goonies, his theatre acting, and part in film Encino Man
Even he had the crowd in stitches, Astin had the audience hanging on his every word as he spoke about how much he loved working on the cultural phenomenon that is the Lord of the Rings. As he recited part of Sam’s speech at the end of The Two Towers, you could have heard a pin drop.
Over far too soon, Astin paid his respects to Adelaide and Cooper’s Pale Ale, and bid his breathless and cramped fans adieu.
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This hilarious mockumentary centers on failed horse trainer Dusty Sanders (Sean Astin) whose career is on the brink. Given one more chance to train a Derby winning horse, Sanders must overcome the odds and his eccentric family and friends to return to the wine's circle. Laughs are aplenty out of the gate in this uproarious film in the vein of Best in Show and This Is Spinal Tap!I will be posting a review of "And They're Off" later this month.