June 24, 2010

Circa 1981: OK, Kid, You Got The Job

Spielberg auditioned more than 300 children for the roles in 1982's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. I think it's fairly clear why Henry Thomas was awarded the coveted role of Elliot.

A bit of trivia: listen to the voice of the adult actor who is playing the government agent. Does it sound familiar? It should. It's actor Richard Dreyfuss, a longtime friend of Spielberg's from when they both worked on Jaws together.

1 comment:

  1. wow that's talent what happened to this kid?