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The World’s Best Audition (for Elliott in E.T.)

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 15, 2012

I’ve never seen a better audition tape than this improvised scene by Henry Thomas for the part of Elliott in E.T.

The tears were inspired by thoughts of his dead dog. And the final line from Spielberg is gold. (via @Colossal)