Thomas Horn

With virtually no acting experience, Thomas Horn earned critical acclaim for his earnest and memorable portrayal of a young boy in search of answers in the searing drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (2011) ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1997 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (1)

Space Warriors 2014 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Biography

With virtually no acting experience, Thomas Horn earned critical acclaim for his earnest and memorable portrayal of a young boy in search of answers in the searing drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (2011). Raised in Piedmont, California, Horn displayed an intelligence that was far beyond his peers. Fluent in English and Croatian, he was an avid reader who listed National Geographic magazine, atlases, historical books, and non-fiction as his favorite reading materials. He also loved to read trivia books, which undoubtedly helped him become a champion during the 2010 finals of Kids Week on the popular quiz show "Jeopardy!" (CBS, 1984- ). For winning first place, Horn took home $31,000.

Milestones

2011

Landed breakthrough role in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," Stephen Daldry's feature adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel; co-starred opposite Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock

2010

Appeared on the syndicated game show "Jeopardy" during Kids Week; won $31,800 in competition; episode caught attention of film producer Scott Rudin, who cast Horn in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

2009

Made his acting debut in the short film "Jeopardy"

Bonus Trivia

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Horn was fluent in English and Croatian. By the time he was 13, he had studied Spanish and learned Mandarin.

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