Henry Thomas audition för E.T. (by UniversalPicsSweden)

This may have been a DVD extra at some point, but for some reason it’s making the rounds online.  

P.S.  Henry Thomas NAILED this screen audition.

P.P.S. One of the YouTube commenters pointed out that the guy reading with Henry sounds like Ron Howard.  This would have taken place back in the early 80’s when Ron was still on “Happy Days,” but I’ve heard that Ron wanted to be a director so bad that he would shadow different people just so he could pick up tips.  SO, I tweeted at Ron to ask… I’ll let you know if he responds.