Henry Thomas Audition for E.T.’s Elliot is Beyond Belief!

Marie Skillern| September 17, 2014

In this viral video posted on YouTube, the three minute video features young Thomas incredible performance.

Henry Thomas audition for E.T. “Okay kid, you got the job”.

The audition in the video shows actor, Henry Thomas, doing an improvisation audition for the major motion picture, E.T. Thomas later reveals that he had gotten his inspiration from two emotional experiences he had in his life: one is from the death of their family pet and the second is from when his father left their family for a woman in Mexico. Initially, the audition did not go as planned. Producer Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Thomas was very nervous in meeting Spielberg and that his reading did not go well.

It was when Spielberg finally asked him to do an improvisation that he nailed the part and it was not surprising that he had the whole audition room in tears.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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