This tearful E.T. audition will make you fall in love with Elliott all over again

After this emotional audition scene for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg knew he had found his Elliott. It's easy to see why; young Henry Thomas evokes his child's passion and frustration on command, and you could almost believe that he and E.T. truly were friends.


[via Laughing Squid]



Not to be THAT GUY, but this is megaaaa old. Anyway, I love Spielberg's reaction.. "Okay kid, ya got the job!" It's so "Old Hollywood." I picture him wearing a newsie cap and puffy director pants and smoking a cigar. "Mehhh, see, ya got the job, kid" ahhhhh and I'm done.