Ear: Astin

Sean Astin, who played Mikey Walsh in the iconic movie, "The Goonies," posted his audition for the film — a little more than eight minutes of footage — on his Facebook page, fb.me/SeanAstinPublic, as a little fun diversion from the coronavirus pandemic.

"Hey you guuys, I’ve been waiting 35 years to share this with you!" he wrote. A screenshot from the video is shown, along with a current photo from his Facebook page.

The audition, which was shot Aug. 24, 1984, is also available on YouTube at bit.ly/Sean1984. The posting is not only a bonus for Goonies fans, it's also a plea to donate $1 to the American Red Cross (redcrossblood.org); and, if you can, to give blood, which is urgently needed.

"While we're in this tough spot," Astin noted, "may we all share a spirit of adventure!"

Elleda Wilson is an editorial assistant for The Astorian and author of the award-winning In One Ear community column. Contact her at 971-704-1718 or ewilson@dailyastorian.com.