Sean Astin, best known for playing Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy… or Mikey Walsh in The Goonies… or Rudy in Rudy… or William Tepper in Toy Soldiers… or Doug Whitmore in 50 First Dates… or Bob Newby in Stranger Things… Wow, Sean Astin has appeared in a lot of well known movies and shows (including Netflix’s No Good Nick), usually as a clear-eyed, full-hearted protagonist who the audience loves rooting for, which explains why the actor has been trending on Twitter since last night. (I checked: he’s still alive.)
Also, this otter photo.
idk who needed this but sean astin from stranger things with an otter pic.twitter.com/DuzkGt4Ld5
— sam 🍒 (@samxgrace) August 8, 2019
“Guys, what is going on here? I feel drunk with power! Is this cuz of the #Otter kissing thing?” Astin tweeted, along with a screenshot of his name at the top of Twitter’s trends. “OR BECAUSE… Everyone wants my rad new show#NoGoodNick on @netflix to get picked up? BINGE WATCH PT. 2 FAST FAST FAST (or else…who knows) *Guilt works. *Show works better!” While the (freaking adorable) otter tweet went viral, Astin’s fans took umbrage with the actor being referred to as “from Stranger Things,” as opposed to…
I’m sorry but Sean Aston didn’t get through a booby trapped series of cave tunnels to steal One Eyed Willy’s treasures to save his house/town, to be known as “Sean Astin from Stranger Things”. Y’all I’m DONE. The disrespect! pic.twitter.com/SwfpjHmGoS
— Nicole (@Nic_Nic_Nicolah) August 9, 2019
Sean Astin deserved a goddamn Oscar nomination for the third LORD OF THE RINGS, not to be turned into "Sean Astin from STRANGER THINGS."
He did not trek all the way to Mordor for that shit. pic.twitter.com/wz0ULezkFP
— James D.F. Hannah (@JDFHannah) August 9, 2019
The generational divide is greatest over Sean Astin and whether he’s a Goonie, a hobbit, or from Stranger Things.
Also, he’s a fucken Goonie, first and foremost.
— Betty (@BoomBoomBetty) August 9, 2019
— Adam Ex (@Diovicious) August 9, 2019
— Amber 🌝⭐️ (@ayyyyamber) August 9, 2019
Lynn McGill didn’t sacrifice himself during the nerve gas attack on the CTU building to be referred to as Sean Astin – Actor. pic.twitter.com/2NQ1lrvFk8
— Michael Jukes (@jukesm) August 9, 2019
— Joe Walker (@SpaceKappa) August 9, 2019
So no one is going to call Sean Astin who he really is? Doug from 50 First Dates? pic.twitter.com/qwKTLIfPyz
— Mikaela Slaney (@MalaySl) August 9, 2019
Samwise Gamgee did not carry Frodo Baggins on his back up the fiery slopes of Mount Doom so he could destroy the One Ring to be known as “Sean Astin from Stranger Things”. https://t.co/crQAxzqpUe
— Sarah McGonagall (@sarahmcgphoto) August 9, 2019
just a reminder that sean astin is not just some actor “from stranger things.” his father was literally gomez addams. he’s got great actors in his family. pic.twitter.com/xavqnuDXC7
— madi (@dxmerxys) August 9, 2019
As for why people are literally fighting over what his most iconic role is (when it’s obviously Jeremy from this year’s Gloria Bell), Astin offered the perfect explanation: “People will root for anyone who shows them their heart!!!!”