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The Little Boy From "E.T." Could Have Won An Oscar For His Audition

Fun Fact: It made Steven Spielberg cry.

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At the time, Henry Thomas was just 11 years old, yet fully capable of controlling and expressing his emotions in a scene, despite this only being his second film. (Below is a clip from the movie if you need a reminder.)

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With just a few backstory details, Thomas was able to bring out a powerful performance, which "made everyone cry," including Spielberg, as Thomas confessed during an interview with Esquire.

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So even though this video is a few years old now, it's still incredible to watch. Check it out and wait until the end to hear Spielberg's great reaction.

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