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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