Then: Sean Astin
The year 1985 marked actor Sean Astin’s silver screen debut as the lead character of Mikey in The Goonies. He led his friends on a whirlwind treasure hunt, wanting to find the treasure of One-Eyed Willy to save their beloved town from being demolished for a golf course.
After his legendary portrayal of the character, Astin appeared in multiple projects throughout the ’80s and ’90s, including Like Father Like Son, White Water Summer, and even the title character in the football biopic Rudy. Moving into the 2000s, Astin’s acting career would change forever.