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Sean Astin: Chautauqua Institution Lecture Series


An actor, director, voice artist and producer with more than 200 credits to his name, Sean Astin is best known for roles as Mikey Walsh in “The Goonies,” the title character of “Rudy,” Samwise Gamgee in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and Bob Newby in “Stranger Things 2,” roles that epitomize hope, determination and loyalty in franchises with a common narrative thread: friendship. Astin joins the Chautauqua Lecture Series to close Week One of the 2023 Summer Assembly Season, reflecting on his work as it relates to the week’s theme.

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