Sean Astin writes: You know, it’s not easy being small — especially if you’re 5′ 7 3/4″ and weigh 161 pounds, but that’s what I brought to the table when Peter Jackson hired me to play Sam Gamgee, a Hobbit who is the best pal of Frodo in his film of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic, The Lord of the Rings. [More]