Henry Thomas Biography

Actor(1971–)
Henry Thomas played Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, followed by roles in such widely acclaimed films as Legends of the Fall (1994), All the Pretty Horses (2000) and Gangs of New York (2002).

Synopsis

Henry Thomas was born on September 9, 1971, in San Antonio, Texas. After playing the role of lonely 10-year-old Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, he returned to his hometown of Texas, where he focused on school, and took on film and TV roles sporadically. In the 1980s and '90s, he returned to acting. Thomas has also made appearances in such notable films as Suicide Kings (1997), All the Pretty Horses (2000), Gangs of New York (2002) and The Last Ride (2011). Recently, he has been seen playing music and singing with Los Angeles band Farspeaker.

Early Life

Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. was born in San Antonio, Texas, on September 9, 1971. After playing the role of lonely 10-year-old Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, Thomas returned to his hometown of Texas, where he focused on school, and took on film and TV roles sporadically. In the 1980s and '90s, he returned to acting.

Acting Career

In 1994, Thomas was cast in Legends of the Fall, as Samuel Ludlow, the younger brother of Tristan and Alfred Ludlow, played by Brad Pitt and Aidan Quinn, respectively. The film won critical acclaim, as well as an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Thomas went on to act in several notable films in the late 1990s and early 200s, including Suicide Kings in 1997, All the Pretty Horses (2000) and Gangs of New York (2002). Recently, he was cast as leading man Hank Williams in The Last Ride (2011).   Outside of acting, Thomas has dabbled in the music industry. In the 1980s and '90s, he sang and performed with The Blue Heelers, based in Texas, and he continues to rock out with the Los Angeles band Farspeaker.

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