Henry Thomas

Henry Jackson Thomas, Jr. (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor and musician. He has appeared in more than 40 films and is best known for his role as Elliott in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Description above from the Wikipedia article Henry Thomas, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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All the Pretty Horses (2000)

The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his pal embark on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Henry Thomas  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Sam Shepard

The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his pal embark on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Henry Thomas  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Sam Shepard

Dead Birds (2004)

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up on an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Turner
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Patrick Fugit  •  Nicki Aycox  •  Michael Shannon

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up on an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Turner
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Patrick Fugit  •  Nicki Aycox  •  Michael Shannon

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

ClassicFantasticalUpliftingAdventurous

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

Fire in the Sky (1993)

A group of men who were clearing brush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is treated as murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Lieberman
CAST:  D. B. Sweeney  •  Robert Patrick  •  Craig Sheffer  •  Peter Berg

A group of men who were clearing brush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is treated as murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Lieberman
CAST:  D. B. Sweeney  •  Robert Patrick  •  Craig Sheffer  •  Peter Berg

Gangs of New York (2002)

IntenseFast pacedBoringBrilliant

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Liam Neeson

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Liam Neeson

Suicide Kings (1998)

Charlie, a former mobster, is abducted by five privileged young men desperate to raise a $2 million ransom to save the sister of a friend. As Charlie plays mind games, however, his captors splinter -- each wondering whether one of their own had a hand in the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter O'Fallon
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Henry Thomas  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Jeremy Sisto

Charlie, a former mobster, is abducted by five privileged young men desperate to raise a $2 million ransom to save the sister of a friend. As Charlie plays mind games, however, his captors splinter -- each wondering whether one of their own had a hand in the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter O'Fallon
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Henry Thomas  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Jeremy Sisto

Legends of the Fall (1994)

Fantastical

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julia Ormond

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julia Ormond

Cloak & Dagger (1984)

11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Franklin
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Michael Murphy  •  Christina Nigra

11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into possession of a spy group's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Franklin
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Michael Murphy  •  Christina Nigra

Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is expecting a child. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Henry Thomas  •  Olivia Hussey  •  CCH Pounder

Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is expecting a child. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Henry Thomas  •  Olivia Hussey  •  CCH Pounder

Valmont (1989)

Thought provokingTragicBeautifulDramatic

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Annette Bening  •  Meg Tilly  •  Fairuza Balk

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Annette Bening  •  Meg Tilly  •  Fairuza Balk

11:14 (2003)

Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the story of murder and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Marcks
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Blake Heron  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Hilary Swank

Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the story of murder and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Marcks
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Blake Heron  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Hilary Swank

Fever (1999)

A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Teri Hatcher  •  David O'Hara  •  Bill Duke

A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Teri Hatcher  •  David O'Hara  •  Bill Duke

The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011)

In 1870s Texas, a ruthless bounty hunter and an Irish desperado flee the law with a young criminal claiming to possess a treasure more valuable than gold. Crossing paths with some of the West’s most notorious figures, the three outlaws fight for their lives in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tanner Beard
CAST:  Eric Balfour  •  Lou Taylor Pucci  •  Henry Thomas  •  James Lafferty

In 1870s Texas, a ruthless bounty hunter and an Irish desperado flee the law with a young criminal claiming to possess a treasure more valuable than gold. Crossing paths with some of the West’s most notorious figures, the three outlaws fight for their lives in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tanner Beard
CAST:  Eric Balfour  •  Lou Taylor Pucci  •  Henry Thomas  •  James Lafferty

Happy Face Murders (1999)

An eccentric older woman (Ann-Margret) implicates her brutal & controlling lover in the murder of a young retarded girl. Absorbed with "Murder She Wrote" and "Matlock", she creates details of the murder from clues she picks up from the detectives (Marg ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Trenchard-Smith
CAST:  Ann-Margret  •  Marg Helgenberger  •  Henry Thomas  •  Nicholas Campbell

An eccentric older woman (Ann-Margret) implicates her brutal & controlling lover in the murder of a young retarded girl. Absorbed with "Murder She Wrote" and "Matlock", she creates details of the murder from clues she picks up from the detectives (Marg ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Trenchard-Smith
CAST:  Ann-Margret  •  Marg Helgenberger  •  Henry Thomas  •  Nicholas Campbell

Misunderstood (1984)

A workaholic father becomes sole parent to his 2 young sons, and finds it hard to relate to them, consumed as he is with his own grief.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Schatzberg
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Henry Thomas  •  Rip Torn  •  Huckleberry Fox

A workaholic father becomes sole parent to his 2 young sons, and finds it hard to relate to them, consumed as he is with his own grief.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Schatzberg
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Henry Thomas  •  Rip Torn  •  Huckleberry Fox

The Last Ride (2012)

The final days of Hank Williams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Thomason
CAST:  Kaley Cuoco  •  Ray McKinnon  •  Stephen Tobolowsky  •  Henry Thomas

The final days of Hank Williams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Thomason
CAST:  Kaley Cuoco  •  Ray McKinnon  •  Stephen Tobolowsky  •  Henry Thomas

Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)

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DIRECTION:  Charles Haid
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Amy Madigan  •  Henry Thomas  •  G. D. Spradlin

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DIRECTION:  Charles Haid
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Amy Madigan  •  Henry Thomas  •  G. D. Spradlin

Honey Baby (2005)

An American, with a past as a successful musician, makes a living by playing at weddings and the likes in Germany. Then he gets an offer to tour in East Europe. During his travels he gets insight and finds true love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mika Kaurismäki
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Irina Björklund  •  Helmut Berger  •  Kari Väänänen

An American, with a past as a successful musician, makes a living by playing at weddings and the likes in Germany. Then he gets an offer to tour in East Europe. During his travels he gets insight and finds true love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mika Kaurismäki
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Irina Björklund  •  Helmut Berger  •  Kari Väänänen

Big Sur (2013)

Big Sur is a film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac autobiographical novel of the same name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Polish
CAST:  Kate Bosworth  •  Josh Lucas  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Stana Katic

Big Sur is a film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac autobiographical novel of the same name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Polish
CAST:  Kate Bosworth  •  Josh Lucas  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Stana Katic

Curse of the Starving Class (1994)

Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Michael McClary
CAST:  James Woods  •  Kathy Bates  •  Randy Quaid  •  Henry Thomas

Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Michael McClary
CAST:  James Woods  •  Kathy Bates  •  Randy Quaid  •  Henry Thomas
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