Remember Elliot from 'E.T.'? Just wait until you see what he looks like today!

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When you think of some of your favorite movies, chances are, they were made during the 1980's.

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"The Breakfast Club." "The Goonies." "Ghostbusters." "Footloose." All of these movies not only defined a generation, but also became instant classic with a life span that is never ending. Now, thanks to the recent Netflix series "Stranger Things," which combines countless '80s movie references like "The Goonies" and "Poltergeist," there seems to be a resurgence in '80s film classics.

One of our favorite '80s film, and another film that heavily influenced "Stranger Things," was Steven Spielberg's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."


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By now, most of us have all seen Spielberg's classic movie about a lost alien who tries to find his way home thanks to 10-year-old boy Elliot. And that got us thinking, what ever happened to Elliot?


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The now 45-year-old Henry Thomas who played Elliot has stayed quiet busy since his break-out hit in 1982. For the past 34 years, Thomas has starred in a variety of TV and film projects like "Misunderstood," and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

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Pretty grown up, wouldn't you say! Most recently, the actor has starred in TV mini-series "Sons of Liberty" and horror flick, "Ouija: Origin of Evil."

While we go and re-watch "E.T," and of course, look out for all the references in "Stranger Things," check out more pics from the genius behind the film, Steven Spielberg, below!

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Steven Spielberg attends 'Five Came Back' world premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw attend 'Five Came Back' world premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Glenn Close as 'Norma Desmond' and Steven Spielberg pose backstage at the matinee of the hit musical 'Sunset Boulevard' on Broadway at The Palace Theater on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Founder, USC Shoah Foundation Steven Spielberg (L) and honoree George Lucas attend Ambassadors for Humanity Gala Benefiting USC Shoah Foundation at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on December 8, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Founder, USC Shoah Foundation Steven Spielberg speaks onstage during Ambassadors for Humanity Gala Benefiting USC Shoah Foundation at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on December 8, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw are seen on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson at theThe Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit: A Tribute to Tom Hanks at The Museum of Modern Art on November 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 10: American director Steven Spielberg attends promotional event for his film 'Big Friendly Giant' at Tsinghua University on October 10, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Mark Rylance and Steven Spielberg arrive for the UK film premiere of 'The BFG' at Odeon Leicester Square on July 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Composer John Williams (L) and director Steven Spielberg arrive at the premiere of Disney's 'The BFG' at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Steven Spielberg arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'The BFG' held at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 09: Actress Kate Capshaw and director Steven Spielberg attend the 44th AFI Life Achievement Awards gala tribute at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 09: Director Steven Spielberg onstage during American Film Institute�s 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute show to John Williams at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. 26148_001 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Turner)
CAMBRIDGE, MA - MAY 26: Steven Spielberg receives an Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree from Harvard University at their 365th Commencement Exerices at Harvard University on May 26, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Director Steven Spielberg stops by the set of 'Rebel in the Rye' on May 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/GC Images)
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