Thomas Horn won on "Jeopardy!" during Kids Week with an earning of 31,000 after wagering 12,000 during Final Jeopardy. His acting career kicked off when he was cast in the feature film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which is based on the 2005 novel by Jonathan S. Foer. This drama is set to hit limited theaters on Christmas Day, 2011 and will be further released on January 20, 2012. Thomas was born in 1997,the elder of two boys, to physician parents. Raised in San Francisco, when he was in the sixth grade he entered the National Geographic Geography Bee, coming third and was also placed in the top four on two further occasions. Prior to his film debut his only acting experience had been as the old Grasshopper in a school production of 'James and the Giant Peach'. Chosen from over three thousand boys for the role of Oskar in 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' he was awarded Best Young Actor at the seventeenth annual Critics Choice awards. Thomas speaks Croatian fluently (his mother was born there), as well as speaking Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) (as Oskar Schell)
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