E.T. came out 30 years ago?? Gosh, I’m old!!
Thirty years ago today, “E.T.” opened in theaters nationwide and eventually broke box office records, earning $435 million. In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, Yahoo! Movies caught up with the human star of “E.T.” Henry Thomas, who played the curious, red-hoodie-wearing young Elliot.
To our surprise, Thomas admitted the enduring impact of the ’80s blockbuster film, directed by Steven Spielberg, is only now hitting him.
Now 40, married, and a father of three, Thomas spoke candidly of his place in cinematic history, his admiration of Spielberg — and other legendary directors he has worked with — and his starring role in the upcoming film “The Last Ride” (in theaters June 22) — about the last days of post-war era country music legend Hank Williams Sr., who died at the age of 29.