Mackenzie Astin

Mackenzie Astin

The offspring of actress Patty Duke and actor/director/writer John Astin and brother of actor Sean Astin, MacKenzie Astin was perhaps destined to be a performer. Born and raised in L.A., Astin began as a child and teen actor on TV in the early 1980s with roles in the TV movie Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982), and the girls' prep school sitcom The Facts of Life. Astin moved to feature films in the 1990s with a spate of roles in Hollywood studio films, including the lead in the Disney adventure Iron Will (1994). After substantial parts in two high-profile box office disappointments, Terms of Endearment (1983) sequel The Evening Star (1996) and the Sandra Bullock-Chris O'Donnell historical romance In Love and War (1996), Astin focused on work in more idiosyncratic independent films. Astin's boyish good looks made him deceptively "perfect boyfriend" material in the romantic comedy Dream for an Insomniac (1998), and he played a hapless male in the mockumentary Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999). Astin particularly enhanced his indie record with his performance as one of the young preppies negotiating The Last Days of Disco (1998), the final part of Whit Stillman's trilogy dissecting the mating habits of Manhattan's haute bourgeoisie. Astin returned to TV in the late 1990s as shooting victim Kevin McCarthy in the docudrama The Long Island Incident (1998), and in the civil rights drama Selma Lord Selma (1999). Source:
And I found I didn't like myself at the end of the day because I didn't care for the guy I was playing. I learned a little bit about acting in that.More Mackenzie Astin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is tough to say what has influenced me the most because I know that Mozart makes me think better, but you cannot beat Dave Matthews for feeling good!More Mackenzie Astin quotes [11/25/2006 12:11:00]
I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn't even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero.More Mackenzie Astin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television.More Mackenzie Astin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I haven't gone to college yet and I intend to in a few years.More Mackenzie Astin quotes [11/25/2006 12:11:00]

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