‘E.T.’ Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveals Actor Originally Cast as E.T. — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

 

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The recently released E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray, released in conjunction with the acclaimed sci-fi film’s 30th anniversary, debuted a heap of behind-the-scenes footage of director Steven Spielberg working his magic on set. One thing the extensive look didn’t reveal was the actor first cast to play the adorable creature from another planet. What, you thought it was always going to be a puppet?

Hollywood.com is proud to present the debut of this never-before-seen documentary footage, a short snippet that delves into the career of Marcus Gerber, the method actor who first immersed himself in the role of E.T.: 

Okay, we may have made that whole thing up. But for an actual look into the making of Spielberg’s classic, check out the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray, which hit shelves last week. And for more funny from our friends at PITtv head over to their official YouTube channel.

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[Photo Credit: PITtv]

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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.

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