This page contains various news about Sean and his movies, such as release dates, special appearances and other information.
May 7, 2001~ I have finally come across a nice photo of Sean's daughter Ali!  Last time I shared with you a picture of her from behind, but now I have a picture of Sean, Christine and Alexandra from February at what I've been told was an event for Rudy Reutiger.  Click here to see it.  In other news, The Goonies is finally going to be released on DVD!  It will include several cut scenes and behind the scenes footage, as well as recent interviews with all seven of the original Goonies.  I strongly suggest that you visit for more information.

December 12, 2000~ It turns out that Sean's little daughter Alexandra is in fact playing his daughter in the Lord of the Rings films as well!  She will play the role of Samwise Gamgee's (Sean) daughter Elanor.  Here's a small picture of Alex from behind (that's Sean there with her)... no shot of her face yet.  I still have never seen what she actually looks like, so it's fun to know that she'll be a part of her father's film.  Also, there's rumors of a sequel to The Goonies all over the place nowadays... please check out (especially the message board) for all the latest rumors.

March 29, 2000~ Sean is currently in New Zealand filming the three Lord of the Rings movies back to back.  Visit the following site for more information:

July 21, 1999~ Sean has been cast in an important role in the up-coming Lord of the Rings films. He will play the role of Samwise Gamgee in the film that will start shooting later this year in New Zealand. 

January 20, 1999~ Sean has yet another movie in the works now, according to The Internet Movie DataBase. Icebreaker is it's tentative title, and it's a low budget indie film about terrorists who plan on blowing up Kilington ski resort, only to be thwarted by the ski partrol, led by Sean's character. Other stars of the movie include Bruce Campbell and Stacy Keach.

December 29, 1998~ Another update concerning Kimberly: I have recently read that Patty Duke, Sean's mother, may also have a role in the upcoming Kimberly, but this is still unconfirmed.

October 30, 1998 ~ Some more news about Kimberly from Zentertainment:

According to The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Gabrielle Anwar
(Body Snatchers), Molly Ringwald, Sean Astin, and
Robert Mailhouse have signed on to star in KIMBERLY,
an indie romantic comedy about four young men who
fall in love with the same woman (Anwar). KIMBERLY
is being directed by its writer, Frederic Golchan.

October 26, 1998 ~ Sean is apparently filming a movie in Philadephia right now, but I'm not sure of the title of the film as of yet. Also, I've been told that he'll be in Texas next to direct another film.

September 15, 1998 ~ Sean is currently in Toronto supporting Boy Meets Girl at the Toronto International Film Festival.

August 6, 1998 ~ I have just learned that Sean has yet another film in the works. He will star with Timothy Hutton in an upcoming film entitled Deterrence. Also, a web site for the up-coming Boy Meets Girl is now online at

July 23, 1998 ~ I have recently been informed that Sean and his wife Christine have both graduated from UCLA. The ceremony was held on June 22, 1998.

May 13th, 1998 ~ The website for Bulworth will be online soon at Also, the release date for the film has been advanced, and it will be released in American theaters this Friday!

May 10th, 1998 ~ One of the recent Bulworth commercials is rumored to show Sean holding a video camera, filming Warren Beatty's character. If someone can confirm this, that would be great!

April 21st, 1998 ~ The Bulworth soundtrack is in stores today, quite a bit before the film's release. The music video for one song off the soundtrack, "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)", has already been seen on MTV and on Canada's MuchMusic. The song is performed by Pras, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya. The entire soundtrack consists of what Warren Beatty wanted it to: "Hip-hop with intelligence." Click here for more info, and to buy the soundtrack at CDNOW.

April 1st, 1998 ~ Posters for the upcoming movie Bulworth have been spotted in several movie theaters awaiting it's release on May 22, 1998. I have also seen the trailer for the film before a recent showing of Good Will Hunting.

March 1st, 1998 ~ We have learned that one of Sean's latest movies, Bulworth will be released on May 22, 1998. As well, The Long Way Home, a movie for which Sean did a narration, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary category. So tune in to the Oscars on Monday, March 23, 1998 and see how the film does! There have also been some advances with the release of Dish Dogs. The film is now completed, and it will be sold at AFM in March. Click here for some more news.

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