ET actor Henry Thomas arrested for drink driving

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Actor Henry Thomas, who shot to fame in 1982 playing the role of Elliott in ET, has been arrested for drink driving.

The 48-year-old was held in Oregon after police officers reportedly received a call from another driver.

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El actor Henry Thomas en fotos policiales proporcionadas por la oficina del alguacil del condado de Washington. Las autoridades dicen que Thomas, quien de niño protagonizó "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" ("E.T., el extraterrestre"), fue arrestado por conducir ebrio en Oregon. (Washington County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Actor Henry Thomas attends the Disney/ABC Television Group's 2013 Summer TCA panel at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, August 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
Actor Henry Thomas arrives at the premiere of the feature film "Dear John" in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Steven Spielberg, left, director of the 1982 film, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," poses with actors Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas, who both starred in the film, at the premiere of the movie's 20th anniversary updated version Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The upgraded version is set to premier nationwide March 22. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
American director Bob Gosse with actor Henry Thomas, left and actress Robin Tunney pose for photographers during the presentation of the movie "Niagara, Niagara", at the 54th Venice film festival, Saturday, August 29, 1997. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Henry Thomas attends the special screening of The Haunting of Hill House at the Welsh Chapel, London. Picture date: Tuesday 2nd October 2018. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/ EMPICS Entertainment
Henry Thomas at the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards - Press Room at the The Castawa on June 28, 2017 in Burbank, CA *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Actor Henry Thomas poses for portrait at the special screening of "Dirty Dancing" at Will Rogers State Historic Park on September 2, 2017 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Actor Henry Thomas with Farspeaker performs onstage at the special screening of "Dirty Dancing" at Will Rogers State Historic Park on September 2, 2017 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
HOLMBY HILLS, CA - JUNE 10: Actor Henry Thomas at the Distinctive Assets talent lounge for the launch of Spike TV held at the Playboy Mansion on June 10, 2003 Holmby Hills, California. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLMBY HILLS, CA - JUNE 10: Actor Henry Thomas attends the official launch party for Spike TV at the Playboy Mansion on June 10, 2003 in Holmby Hills, California. Formerly TNN, Spike TV will debut this summer as the first ever men's network. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Henry Thomas and mother. File photo promoting the motion picture "E.T." in 1982. (Photo by Mark Weiss/WireImage)
Actor Henry Thomas and Actress Dee Wallace Stone attend the Grand Opening of the New Universal Studios Florida Theme Park Attractions on June 7, 1990 at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Henry Thomas attends the 'Strange Days' New York City Premiere on October 7, 1995 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Henry Thomas attends the 'Clueless' Malibu Premiere on July 7, 1995 at Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Henry Thomas attends the 'Sling Blade' Century City Premiere on November 17, 1996 at Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Henry Thomas attends the Grand Opening of the New Universal Studios Florida Theme Park Attractions on June 7, 1990 at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Henry Thomas attends the Universal Studios Hosts Private Bash for Celebrities to Kick-Off the Opening Weekend Festivities on June 6, 1990 at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Henry Thomas attends the National Cable Forum Summer TCA Press Tour on July 11, 1990 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Henry Thomas on March 1, 1983 leaving the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor Henry Thomas attends the 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 29, 1983 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
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Reports in US media claim the attending officers then found the actor passed out behind the wheel of his car and were forced to wake him up.

Although best known for his role in the Steven Spielberg classic, Thomas has made regular appearances in movies throughout his career, including Gangs of New York and Legends of the Fall.

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