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(Elliott) will next be seen
starring in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York as Johnny, the best
friend of Amsterdam Vallon, played by Leonardo Di Caprio. The film also stars Cameron Diaz
and Daniel Day Lewis.
In addition, Thomas will star in three independent films in 2002: Jon Sherman's I'm With Lucy, opposite Monica Potter; The Quickie, directed by
Academy AwardÂ® nominee Sergei Bodrov. with Vladimir Mashkov, Jennifer Jason
Leigh, Dean Stockwell, Sergei Bodrow, Jr. and Lesley Ann \Warren, and Zev Berman' s Briar Patch with Arie Verveen and Dominique Swain.
Most recently, Thomas starred in Katherine Dieckmann's critically acclaimed A Good Baby for the
Independent Feature Proj ect and the Film Society of Lincoln Center as well as Billy Bob Thornton's All the Pretty Horses opposite Matt Damon
and Penelope Cruz.
At age 10, after starring with Sissy Spacek and Eric Roberts in Raggedy Man, Thomas made a name for himself playing the role of Elliott in the blockbuster E. T The Extra-Terrestrial. Since then he has
worked steadily and has amassed a varied and impressive resume. His credits include the critically
acclaimed Legends of the Fall, in which he portrayed Samuel, the younger, honorable brother of
Brad Pitt and Aidan Quinn. The epic saga was directed by Ed Zwick and also
starred Anthony Hopkins. He also co-starred opposite James Woods and Kathy Bates in Sam Shepard's
Pulitzer Prize winning Curse of the Starving Class. In addition,
Thomas starred in Indictment, an HBO film based on the famous MCMartin preschool trial, in which he portrayed
purported child molester Ray Buckey. The role earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
Thomas' other credits include Suicide Kings co-starring Christopher
Walken, Moby Dick starring Patrick Stewart, the critically-acclaimed Niagara
Niagara co-starring Robin Tunney, Fire in the Sky and Valmont, directed by Milos Forman.
Thomas is currently in production on Tim Fywell's I Captured the Castle for BBC Films. The film is based on the 1940's novel by
Dodie Smith. The story follows a pair of rich and dashing Americans who cause romantic turmoil for the daughters of a penniless tipper-crust English family living in a dilapidated castle. Thomas was cast as the lead.
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