Child Actor Henry Thomas’ Moving Audition for the 1982 Film ‘E.T.’

Watch in this video clip as child actor Henry Thomas auditions for the role of Elliot for the 1982 film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. At the end of this tearful and very moving audition, director Steven Spielberg immediately says, “Ok kid, you got the job.” The film is now available in a 30-year anniversary Blu-ray edition. According to USA Today, Thomas is just now “coming to terms film’s phenomenal success” and now will show the Blu-ray edition of the film to his 8-year old daughter.

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