Auditions have to be one of the hardest things in the world to do. You only have a couple of minutes to impress a director, but after Henry Thomas auditioned for the part of Elliott Taylor, the 10-year-old boy who befriends E.T., a couple of minutes was all he needed. This audition was brilliant! When he starts to cry, it was all but a done deal!
Enjoy this look back at Henry Thomas’ amazing audition for the role of Elliott Taylor in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982!