Thomas Horn

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Thomas Horn
Born (1997-12-14) December 14, 1997 (age 20)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–2013

Thomas Horn (born December 14, 1997)[1][2] is an American actor best known for his role in the drama film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011).[3]

Early life[edit]

Horn was born in San Francisco, California, the son of a Croatian pediatric oncologist mother and an American eye surgeon father,[4] he has a younger brother named Philip.[5]

Horn is fluent in Croatian, conversant in Spanish, and has studied Chinese.[6][7][8]


In 2010, Horn won on Jeopardy! during Kids Week, earning $31,800 after wagering $12,000 during Final Jeopardy! Producer Scott Rudin was among those viewers impressed by Horn, subsequently offering him an audition for the role of Oskar Schell in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.[9] Horn's performance in the movie was praised by critics "for its sensitivity and emotional depth".[6]

After EL&IC and Space Warriors, Horn returned to being a student at Piedmont High School. In 2014, Horn was studying at UCLA and was described as a strong student who plays classical piano and is active in dance. Horn said that he still auditioned and wanted to pursue acting further but was continuing his studies as a backup plan.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Oskar Schell
  • Best Young Actor/Actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
  • Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Male, Phoenix Film Critics Society[11]
  • Breakthrough Performance on Camera, Phoenix Film Critics Society[11]
2013 Space Warriors Jimmy Hawkins


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  2. ^ "Thomas Horn - Cast/Crew". 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Stephen Daldry: Young Thomas Horn is 'a proper leading man' -". 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Hrvat Thomas Horn (15) glumi uz Miru Sorvino i Dannyja Glovera" (in Croatian). Večernji list. 2012-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Trivia Challenge reaches inevitable conclusion Friday night in Santa Cruz". Register Pajaronian. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  6. ^ a b Zack, Jessica (2012-01-15). "Thomas Horn's incredibly fast start to career". Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  7. ^ Angela HillOakland Tribune. "Meet Thomas Horn, young star of 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' - San Jose Mercury News". Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  8. ^ Vancheri, Barbara (2012-01-20). "9/11 aftermath drama 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' tugs at heartstrings". Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  9. ^ "Thomas Horn got big break from 'Jeopardy!' –". 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
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  11. ^ a b "2011 Awards". Phoenix Film Critics Society. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 

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