‘Un-Gala’ for mental health to feature actor Sean Astin – News – telegram.com

WORCESTER – The affable sounding Sean Astin is known for his roles of resilience and everyday heroism, such as Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Mikey Walsh in “The Goonies,” the title character in “Rudy,” and Bob Newby in Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”

He is also an active advocate for mental health education and for ending the stigma of mental illness. Asked why he became involved in the cause of increasing mental health awareness, Astin had a two-word response: “My mother.”

Patty Duke (1946-2016) was a beloved actress who won an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three Primetime Emmy Awards. She was also “really one of the first celebrity types to talk about bipolar disorder, or manic depression as it was known at that time,” Astin said.

“We watched her devote the second part of her life to advocacy, doing shows, speaking to Congress,” he said.

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Everything About Acting School and How to Become an Actor

If someone is a natural performer who loves the idea of entertaining an audience, then that person may want to consider a career as a professional actor. Attending acting school and earning an acting degree is one way for a talented actor to sharpen skills and gain credibility in the acting industry. Here is a guide to acting school and acting degrees.

How to Decide Whether Acting School Is Worthwhile

Though it is possible for someone to become a successful and prominent actor without a degree in acting, drama, theater or film studies, many working actors with acting degrees say that their formal training made them more confident and competent in their profession, and they often are emphatic about being pleased with their career decision.

Lana Young, who received an M.A. degree in acting from Arts Educational Schools London in the United Kingdom – commonly known as ArtsEd – says

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