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Actor Henry Thomas Who Played Elliott In ‘E.T.’ Arrested For DUI

He played the little boy who was determined to help a friendly alien return to his home world.

Now actor Henry Thomas, best known for his role as 10-year-old Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial has been arrested for DUI in Oregon.

According to the Tualatin Police Department, they received a call from a driver at around 8.30pm.

The driver reported seeing a car halted in the middle of a residential intersection. 

Actor Henry Thomas Who Played Elliott In 'E.T.'  Arrested For DUI
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When officers arrived to the scene, they discovered the child actor passed out behind the wheel of his car. Cops were reportedly forced to wake the snoozing 48-year-old.

According to TMZ, Thomas was taken to the Washington County Jail on suspicion of intoxication after he showed signs of drinking. 

He has been booked for a misdemeanor of driving under the influence.

Actor Henry Thomas Who Played Elliott In 'E.T.'  Arrested For DUI
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Thomas won hearts all over the world as the adorable child actor in Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Released in 1982, it eventually surpassed Star Wars as the highest grossing film of all time. 

At the end of its theatrical run, the movie grossed $359 million in North America and $619 million worldwide. 

Actor Henry Thomas Who Played Elliott In 'E.T.'  Arrested For DUI
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The film won Best Picture at the 40th Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for nine Oscars. 

Thomas won the Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles at the 1983 British Academy Film Awards.  

His audition for the role of Elliot has over 8 million views on Youtube. His captivating performance made Spielberg give him the role on the spot.

In the years following his early success, Thomas has over 60 credits to his name.

Most recently, he starred in the Netflix supernatural horror show Haunting of Hill House. 

He also won the Best Actor in a Streaming Presentation at Saturn Award in 2019 for his role in the series. 

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Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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