Check out Sean Astin’s audition video for The Goonies
Here’s something fun. Sean Astin has taken to Instagram (via ScreenRant) to share his audition video for the 1985 Richard Donner classic The Goonies — and no, it’s not just for kicks. The actor is using the post to seek donations for the American Cross. You can view the Instagram post below.
“Never before seen footage!!! My Goonies Audition. Hey you guuys, I’ve been waiting 35 years to share this with you! While we’re in this tough spot, may we all share a spirit of adventure. Please DONATE $1 to the @americanredcross right now & if you can, GIVE BLOOD. Go to redcrossblood.org,” Austin wrote.
For those unaware, The Goonies, written by Chris Columbus and based on a story by Steven Spielberg, stars Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame), Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman (The ‘Burbs), Kerri Green (Lucas), Martha Plimpton (Parenthood), Ke Huy Quan (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), John Matuszak, Robert Davi (Die Hard), Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix) and Anne Ramsey (Throw Momma From the Train); and concerns a group of kids and their quest to find the treasure of the legendary pirate One-Eyed Willie.
The film is notable for launching the careers of many of its young stars. The film grossed $124 million worldwide and ranked among the top ten highest grossing films of the year. The Goonies has also spurred a massive cult following, all of whom want to know when the oft-rumored sequel will hit theaters.
Astin found success in films such as Rudy, 50 First Dates, and Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also appeared on Season 2 of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.