Mike Flanagan wants to work with me again, and I would love to work with him again.
I grew up in a rural area, I was from kind of a poor family and my parents weren't showbiz people. But going back was strange, and perhaps stranger for the other students.
I probably complicate things unnecessarily now just to give the illusion of professionalism.
I would inevitably get the girls who were interested in me because I was the guy from E.T. It was kind of tough. I can't deny ever capitalizing upon it but on the whole in my teens I was pretty virtuous.
If I can generate enough income, I'd like to get a castle, a historic castle that I can restore.
I figured out that I could think of my childhood dog that had died, and I could bring myself to tears. So I used that poor dead dog for several years until it just didn't work anymore, and I had to find something else.
Whenever I have an opportunity, I catch a train and go to Wales and hire a car and drive around.
I can't stay in L.A. too long or it starts to grow on me in a bad way.
The idea of a film staying in theaters for a year is something of a fantasy today.
Of course there have been times I regretted being the kid in 'E.T.' My world went completely crazy. I was that stupid kind of famous, where you can't go anywhere.
Seeing a time period captured in film, you know, it does make you feel nostalgic.
I've got a lot of crazy plans.
The hardest thing about being a kid actor is just kind of separating 'this is my professional life' and 'this is my kid life.' That was always the hard part for me.
Even if I had a tuxedo I wouldn't wear it to school.
I was getting a lot of hassles from the public. Everybody recognized me.
Carloads of tourists would photograph the family mailbox, and there was weird mail, death threats.
It's harder to laugh than to cry.
I think it's great when girls are artistic.
It's really important to go back to where you come from.
I have horses, I drive a truck, and I wear cowboy boots. First I'm a Texan.