E.T. Milestone: Elliot Turns 40
09.09.11 by Chris
Sure, Jonathan Taylor Thomas from Home Improvement turned 30 yesterday, but if you really want to feel your age, Henry Thomas, who played Elliot in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, turns 40 today.
It was 29 years ago when Thomas played the boy who befriended an alien and made audiences everywhere cry. The movie would go on to become one of the biggest movies of all time, grossing $435M in theaters, and it's still the #6 highest-grossing movie of all time.
Thomas has been acting ever since. He's had roles in Legend of the Fall, Gangs of New York, and Dear John. He returned to the world of UFOs and aliens in 1993's Fire in the Sky. And he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Indictment: the McMartin Trial. He's also the father of two.
What's your favorite scene from E.T.? When was the last time you watched it?