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[refuting the remarks of cast and crew that he IS Samwise Gamgee] But I'm not really Sam . . . nobody could be that good, that noble. He's just better than the rest of us. I'm a lot more Hollywood than Sam would ever be.
During a break in principal photography from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Astin directed trilogy director Peter Jackson
and fellow cast members in a five-minute short film, The Long and Short of It
(2003), about camaraderie and friendship within difficult working environments, which mirrored a significant theme of the trilogy. Astin was able to borrow a cutting-edge digital camera from ...