Jennifer Lopez: QUEEN/ZUMA Press
March 25, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
120 minutes
performer
Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Erika Eleniak, C. Thomas Howell, Robert MacNaughton
director
Steven Spielberg
distributor
MCA, Universal
author
Melissa Mathison
genre
Action Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Kids and Family

Entertainment Weekly asked a variety of stars to share their memories about the first time they saw ”E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial.” Here’s what they had to say:

JENNIFER LOPEZ Oh my God, ”E.T., phone home!” I saw it at a drive-in — in The Bronx! It was amazing. It was probably one of my biggest movie memories.

WILL SMITH I hate to say this, but I think the first time I saw ”E.T.” was a bootleg tape. My cousin worked in a movie theater, and he used to bootleg movies for me. To bring that much emotion to that level of fantasy was just awesome to me. It was one of those films you remember forever, and that’s what you shoot for when you’re creating a film.

NAOMI WATTS(”Mullholland Drive”) I was blown away, absolutely in awe of it. It took you to a whole other place.

JULIANNE MOORE I watched it with my son on video. We were both sick and in bed. The minute [E.T.] takes off on that bicycle I burst into tears. And my son was like, ”Mommy, what’s wrong?” But it’s interesting how quickly he identified with the little alien.

LAUREN AMBROSE (”Six Feet Under”) I was about Drew Barrymore’s age and I remember seeing her on the screen and wishing that I could be doing that.

CHRIS TUCKER It was amazing. It was just a groundbreaking movie, and I’m glad they’re re-releasing it.

DIANE LANE ”I can’t wait to take my 8-year-old. I remember Drew Barrymore’s scream, and of course, ”penis breath.”

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