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Which is your favorite Sean Astin character: Rudy or Samwise Gamgee?

Sean Astin just looks like a good guy. You know, the kind of good guy that always drops fire dad jokes; the good guy that consistently gives out quality candy at Halloween. Ever since his debut as Mikey Walsh in “The Goonies,” Astin has earned his place as one of America’s most treasured actors. Some people love his role as Rudy the best, in which he plays a pint-sized athlete with a heart of gold. Others will always admire Samwise Gamgee, the faithful hobbit companion. Who’s your favorite?

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“Rudy” was based on the true story of one man who stopped at nothing to play football. This may not sound all too inspiring on paper, but if you watch Rudy finally making that play after years of people telling him he's a hapless dreamer and don’t get chills down your spine, congratulations, you’re heartless.  

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Seriously, though—the crowd chanting his name; Rudy running down the field; his father proudly proclaiming, “That’s my son!” and emphatically hitting another crowd member in the chest (a crowd member who, fun fact, just happens to be the Rudy who inspired the film). It’s all the components of what a great sports movie should have, all condensed into an eye-watering three minutes. 

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The only thing that would’ve made that moment better: a closeup of Chunk doing the “Truffle Shuffle” on the sidelines.  

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Everyone knows Sam was the true hero of “The Lord of the Rings,” even J.R.R. Tolkien. Okay, yeah, Frodo was the primary Ring-bearer, but all he did was whine and faint while Sam had to put up with his nonsense all the way to Mount Doom. Sam even drops one of the greatest pump-up speeches of all times, which clearly doesn't sink into Frodo's Sauron-addled brain at all. 

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When you think about it, what doesn’t Sam do? He gardens, beats goblins with pots, and schools the more unlearned crowd on the spud life, consequently resulting in one of the most viral fan videos of all times.  

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Most of all, Samwise is a loving hobbit. In the midst of battle and some serious halfling ass-kicking, he’s thinking about his old Gaffer and Rosie Cotton, the hot Green Dragon bartender he eventually marries and starts a family with. We’re glad Sam gets a happy, peaceful ending, whereas that pest Frodo did everyone a favor and peaced-out to the Grey Havens. 

FINAL RESULTS
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Which is your favorite Sean Astin character: Rudy or Samwise Gamgee?
#RudyFTW
A festive crown for the winner
#SamwiseFTW