Co-wrote a semi-autobiographical book titled "There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale - A Behind the Scenes Look at Lord of the Rings"
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
5 Interviews |
4 Articles |
3 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[12/18/03, about the scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(2003) in which Sam helps Frodo up Mount Doom] It was an incredible acting experience, being on the side of a volcano with that language. That language is so beautiful: "It'll be springtime soon, and they'll be sowing barley on the fields." When Peter [Peter Jackson
] came up to tell me to lower my arm, something like that...
In The Goonies
(1985), his character cries out "Holy Mackenzie!" His brother is Mackenzie Astin
. He claimed he was allowed to keep the treasure map used in the film. However, the map was lost forever when his mother discovered it several years later, thought it was just a crinkled piece of paper, and threw it in the trash.