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Producers said Wednesday that an all-star lineup including Halle Berry and Renée Zellweger will appear at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
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SAG AWARDS NOMINATIONS The honors keep on coming for Russell Crowe and Sissy Spacek. The two are among the nominees for the eighth annual SAG Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles by the Screen Actors Guild.
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Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees

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The successes and failures of Tolkien on film can be summed up as the good, the bad and the ugly.

All hail 'The Lord of the Rings'

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Ex-child star is Hobbitt leader

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- In his new movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," 20-year-old Elijah Wood gets beaten up by monsters, battles evildoers with a sword, rows a

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Tolkien tale, lord of the box office?

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- If Miramax honcho Harvey Weinstein had had his way, J.R.R. Tolkien's epic "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy would have been condensed into one movie --a concept w
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Sean Astin
Actor Sean Astin poses at New York's Barnes and Noble bookstore at the Oct. 13, 2004 launch for his memoir "There And Back Again: A Behind The Scenes Look At Lord Of The Rings" (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Sean Astin (born February 25, 1971) is an American film actor, director, and producer best known for his film roles as Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, and Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in the fifth season of 24. Most recently, he provided the voice for the title character in Disney's Special Agent Oso.

Astin was born Sean Patrick Duke in Santa Monica, California, the son of actress Patty Duke. At the time, it was reported that Desi Arnaz, Jr. was his biological father; in 1994, he discovered that he was fathered by Michael Tell, a music promoter and writer who edits and publishes the Jewish newspaper The Las Vegas Israelite. Tell's marriage to Patty Duke was annulled shortly before her marriage in 1972 to actor John Astin, who adopted Sean. Although Patty Duke and John Astin divorced in 1982, Sean Astin has written as an adult that he has always considered John his "real" father and continues to do so. In 1973, Duke gave birth to Astin's half-brother Mackenzie Astin, also an actor.

Astin graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in History and English (American literature and culture). He is an alumnus of Los Angeles Valley College and now serves on the school's Board of Directors of the Patrons Association and the Arts Council. He attended St. Paul the Apostle Elementary School, Bellagio Road Elementary, and the Crossroads High School for the Arts, and participated in master classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory in Los Angeles.

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