Actor Sean Astin Tells U- Idaho Students: “Live a Determined Life”
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The actor Sean Astin used his film roles as life examples when speaking to students at the University of Idaho today. Astin spoke at convocation ceremonies opening the new academic semester. Glenn Mosley reports. (1:00)
The actor is well- known for his roles in productions such as The Goonies, Rudy, and the Lord of the Rings films, and he says the films have great messages for audiences:
Sean Astin: “For Goonies, it’s curiosity and a spirit of adventure, for Rudy it’s knowing to dream and living a determined life, and for Lord of the Rings, there are so many you can choose from, but for the character I encourage them to think about loyalty, and friendship, and decency.”
Astin said he hopes his message reinforces the excitement the students are feeling about being at college. He encouraged the students to challenge themselves, and to exceed the expectations that others have set for them.
The actor says he has always felt a responsibility to be engaged in world affairs, and he knows that with his celebrity, he has an opportunity to speak and reach audiences with these messages.
He’s currently being seen in the FX television series The Strain.
I’m Glenn Mosley.
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