HOT GALLERY: Snakkle Phones Home as E.T. Turns 30Thirty years ago, director Steven Spielberg introduced us to E.T., a figment of his own childhood imagination. The film quickly became the highest grossing film of all time, a record it held for 10 years. It maintains its popularity due in part to its outstanding cast. Dust off your flying bicycle and take a ride with Snakkle as we check out where the stars of E.T. are now. By Jennifer Bradshaw
Henry Thomas auditioned for the part of Elliott alongside hundreds of other boys, and though his original reading didnâ€™t impress producers, his tears on cue in improvised scenes put his name at the top of the list. Only 10 years old at the time, Thomas led a cast comprised mainly of other child actors.