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Henry Thomas Returns to the Spotlight with Help from E.T.: What the Former Child Star's Been Up To

Henry Thomas Returns to the Spotlight with Help from E.T.: What the Former Child Star's Been Up To
Henry Thomas is back in the spotlight 37 years after the release of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Thomas, 48, has led a low-key life since his breakout role in the Steven Spielberg film in which he starred opposite Drew Barrymore, but that hasn’t meant the actor has stopped working.

The star surprised fans on Thanksgiving when he reunited with E.T. in a four-minute ad for Comcast called “A Holiday Reunion.”

The film’s fans were delighted to see some of their favorite scenes reenacted with E.T. and Elliot’s kids. From John Williams’ signature score to Reese’s Pieces and a Barrymore-esque scream,
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Henry Thomas on Life After 'E.T.' — "It's Hard When You're Remembered for an Iconic Role" (Exclusive)

Childhood star Henry Thomas has come full circle. When he wasn't becoming famous as Elliott in the 1982 classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and other films, he grew up quietly on a farm in South Texas. Nearly four decades later, he moved to a farm of his own, this time in Oregon with his third wife, Anna, 46, and three kids: Hazel, 14, Evelyn, 9, and Henry III, 8. "That was always my goal. We have horses, and apples, and horse apples," Henry, 46, exclusively tells Closer Weekly, laughing. He's also achieved adult success with films like Legends of the Fall. "It's hard when you’re remembered for an iconic role," he says. "But I’m in an industry where in order to get a job, I have to go into a room and get either rejected or accepted. If you have a thin skin, you just won’t last very long." Henry in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
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