Steven Spielberg reveals Harrison Ford had role in E.T.

Harrison Ford had a role in 1982's E.T.Legendary E.T. director Steven Spielberg, whose film defined the childhood of a generation, recently told Entertainment Weekly that Harrison Ford had a small part in E.T. The Extra Terrestrial as Elliot’s school principal.

Steven tells EW: “He did the scene where ET is home levitating all of the stuff for his communicator up the stairs. Elliot is in the principal’s office after the frog incident. We don’t ever see Harrison’s face. We just hear his voice, see his body.” The scene was cut from the film, but has surfaced on the online video world of YouTube for all to view.

Steven goes on to further describe the scene: “Henry’s chair starts levitating, so as ET is lifting all of the communicator paraphernalia up the stairs, Henry starts rising off the ground in the chair until his head hits the ceiling. Just as Harrison turns, ET loses control of the weight of everything and it all falls down the stairs, and Henry comes crashing down to the ground, and lands perfectly. Four-point landing. The principal turns around, and as far as he’s concerned, nothing ever happened.”

Of course, the Star Wars star worked with Steven as archaeologist Indiana Jones in the adventure hit Raiders of the Lost ArkYou can view the full deleted scene below. ~Alexa Caruso

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  1. Steve • April 3, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

    Old news. I knew about this in 1982.

  2. Murphy • April 3, 2017 @ 3:38 PM

    That’s cool, I had no idea!

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