There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale

There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale

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When Sean Astin, veteran Hollywood actor of over 30 movies including The Goonies, and Rudy, landed the part of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, he knew it was going to be different to anything he'd ever worked on before. Here he shares his heartfelt opinions on his early movies, how he got the part of Sam at that point in his career, and what it was like to be on set for nearly two years of his life. How did he and the other cast members get along? What were the excitements and the dangers they faced during filming? What happened the evening that Elijah Wood lost the keys to his room? How did Sir Ian McKellen cope when he didn't like the music the hobbits listened to during make-up and what happened when the crew considered striking? Revealing and immensely readable, There and Back Again is the behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be involved in the making of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.I had been racing around for days, trying to tie up loose ends and prepare for the trip to New Zealand, when I received a phone call from the studio, .... I played the ball turret gunner, the smallest guy on the B-17, in Memphis Belle; I played Rudy, the smallest guy on the Notre Dame football team; ... Elijah Wood. I would be Sam to his Frodo. Elijaha#39;s eyes opened wide as I came into view, and we literally ran to each other and embraced. ... I enjoyed having cheekbones and a flat stomach.

Title:There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale
Author:Joe Layden, Sean Astin
Publisher:Random House - 2011-08-31


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